Friday, June 18, 2010

Lay forum seeks more effective volunteers

A laity ecumenical forum in Madhya Pradesh has stressed the need for more effective volunteers among lay people to provide a better impact by the Church in a hostile social environment.The Madhya Pradesh Isai Mahasangh (Madhya Pradesh grand assembly of Christians) said it teaches its volunteers to be more forthright and effective in serving society.
The forum held a training program on June 14 for its 50 active members in Bhopal, the state capital.
“Lay people have easier access to the public than a religious person and this can be nurtured,” Manish Mathew, state office-bearer of the forum told on June 17.
Father Anand Muttungal, one of the founders of the forum, said, “Unless we become more generous in our social contributions and spend some time away from family and friends we make no contribution to making life better for others.”
“There can be no better charity than helping someone in need,” said Richard D’Silva, another forum member.

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