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'Violence, terrorism can be countered by good religion'

india Updated: Oct 15, 2010 15:35 IST

The head of the global Anglican communion and the first Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said that violence and terrorism can be countered by good religion.

The Archbishop was speaking during a conversation on the theme, 'Mission Engagement in Ecumenical Setting', with the ecumenical fraternity at the National Council of Churches in India in Nagpur last evening.

He also warned all those engaged in the ministries of youth not to compete with the entertainment industry and has emphasised that faith communities should focus on the holistic formation of young people.

On a query regarding the ordination of gay and lesbian people, the Archbishop said that before getting clarity on performing marriages between active gay people. "It is too early to speak on the ordination of priests and bishops," he added.

Bishop Dr Taranath Sagar, President of NCCI Ms Sushma Ramswami, and Mr Angelious Michael, the Vice Presidents of NCCI did the honours on behalf of the NCCI.

Most Rt. Rev. Dr Purely Lyngdoh, Moderator of Church of North India, Rt. Rev Dr P P Marandi, Deputy Moderator of CNI, Rt. Rev. Samantha Roy were also present on the occasion.