Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury sends Diwali Greetings

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has sent Diwali greetings to 'friends and co workers for peace in the Hindu communities'

The Archbishop reflects on the fourth ashrama or stage of life within Hinduism and the opportunities that older people in both Hinduism and Christianity have to deepen their spiritual commitment as worldly responsibilities are renounced or reduce.

Dr Williams mentions as one of the highlights of his dialogue with Hindu communities over the last ten years a visit to  the Sri Vallabha Nidhi temple in Leytonstone to meet those involved in the local Near Neighbours project.

The full text is on the Archbishop's website.