Explorations into the Horizon of Faith: Speech by Fr. Dr. K. M. George


Explorations into the Horizon of Faith: Speech by Fr. Dr. K. M. George. M TV Photos

Esteemed and dear friend,
Warm greetings
Vichara, as you know, is an ecumenical collective deeply engaged, for more than twenty five years, in studies and researches, especially in Biblical and Theological searches and reflections. Also in training programmes, conducting courses and in publications. In activities that express our concern for the poor and the deprived, as well.
We have initiated a unique series of programmes, ‘Explorations into the Horizon of Faith ‘.
God, the Creator, who is incarnate in Jesus, and who is the Ground of our being, in the words of Paul Tillich, is revealing himself in newer and newer ways through  scientific and technological breakthroughs.
It is our human responsibility to search continuously how in history and in nature, He is revealing Himself in various ways and also to listen carefully to what He is speaking to us through various events. We, as human beings , are called to be ceaselessly on our faith journey towards our Creator.
It is our conviction that we need to widen the horizons of our faith to know His will for our times and to commit ourselves to be obedient to His will.
So we have been organizing ecumenical coming together of a group of pastors and lay people genuinely interested in ‘Explorations into the Horizon of Faith’.
Fr. Dr. K. M. George, renowned theologian and former Principal of Orthodox Theological Seminary, is the key-resource person. 
In every session George Achen will make a formal presentation. The rest will be interactive sessions.
The programme is envisaged as a time for collective deliberations and reflections.
Already, seven one-day sessions have been organized.
The first session was held at the Sophia Centre, Kottayam, on 28 May 2013.
The topic of the first session was ‘Nature as Scripture’.
Subsequently we dealt with the following themes : ‘The Human Horizon: Mystery and Mastery”, ‘Humanity and the Created Reality: The Bodily Connection’, ‘Divine Economy and Human Economics’, ‘ Facing Future: Human Hope and Responsibility’, ‘The Gift of Freedom and the Task of Shaping Our Future’.
The next session, the 8th  in this series, will be held at The Sophia Centre, Orthodox Seminary Campus, Chungom, Kottayam from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 12 January 2016.
The theme is ‘ The Human Frontiers’.
We, very cordially, invite you to this very important series of studies and reflections.
There is no registration fee. And the hospitality will be free. 
Would it be possible to introduce this series of programmes to one or two young pastors or lay people who are really, interested in becoming a part of this ecumenical study fellowship?
Please send us their contact details.
If any further information is required, please feel free to contact us.
Please inform us, by e mail or by post or by phone ( Mammen Varkey – 9446916374 / Mr Jacob Philip – 0091 479 2300096  / Office – 0091 479 2300096) as early as possible , if you are planning to attend or not.
We request you to uphold this programme in your prayers. 
With regards and prayers.
Yours sincerely,
Mammen Varkey
 Prof Mammen Varkey,
 Mavelikara, Kerala-690101, INDIA