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"Freedom to convert" is counterproductive as a generalized doctrine. It fails to come to terms with the complex interrelationships between self and society that make the concept of individual choice meaningful. Hence, religious conversion undermines, and in extremes would dissolve, that individual autonomy and human freedom.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Indian Irony: Evangelist Dayal is on National Integration Council

Indian Irony: Evangelist Dayal is on National Integration Council

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 24

The Indian government has nominated Evangelist Dr John Dayal as member of the National Integration Council (NIC).

Mr Dayal is President of the All-India Catholic Union and Secretary-General of the All-India Christian Council.

Another Christian member of the council is Rev Valson Thampu.

The NIC was institutionalised as a forum for deliberating on key policy issues and to discuss effective strategies to combat the evils of communalism, casteism, regionalism and separatism.


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