'Ignorance of religions lead to imbalance in society'

Addressing the inaugural of a symposium on “the status of women in religion and society- from Hindu, Muslim and Christian perspectives” organised by the Department of Women’s Studies of Karnataka Theological College (KTC) and the Mangalore Diocesan of Ecumenical Commission at the Karnataka Theological College premises here, he said many people do not know either their own religion or about others.

Stating that women play a predominant role in religion and society, he analysed that ideological and cultural issues are responsible for women’s status in any society.
College for Leadership and Human Resource Development (CLHRD) Vice Principal Bharathi Shevagoor said there is a need for creating a conducive environment for women to learn, innovate and to apply their mind on their choices.

There is also a need for complete rethinking and change in the society, she added.
In her address, Dr Mustiary Begum of Mangalore University said inclusion is the only panacea for all the problems in the society.

In a panel discussion that followed the inauguration, activist Vidya Dinker, writer Shahanaz M and Dr Annie Watson shared their views on the status of women from the perspectives of Hinduism, Islam and Christianity respectively.
Bharathi Shevgoor moderated the session

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