Seminar held on Christian contributions in educational sector
Father Bernard said that the different Christian denominations have spent their time and resources for the educational uplift of the citizens of Pakistan since the nation’s creation.
The third program of a series of seminars on Christian contributions to Pakistani society was recently conducted at the St Mary’s Seminary in Lahore on the topic, Christians’ role in the field of education.
“Our purpose is to make our young generation in religious and diocesan formation aware of the services done by the Christians in different fields of life,” said Father Inayat Bernard, the rector of St. Mary’s Seminary, told the seminar participants – Capuchin, Franciscan and diocesan students and the novices of different congregations.
On the seminar topic, Father Bernard said that the different Christian denominations have spent their time and resources for the educational uplift of the citizens of Pakistan since the nation’s creation.
The program was presided over by Dr. Kanwal Feroze, the chief editor of the monthly Shadab. Dr. Feroze appreciated conducting the seminar series titled, Tazkara-e-Masihi Mashaheer. He hoped that the participants will get more acquainted with the history and feel proud to continue with the same zeal and zest as their predecessors. He reminded that the day’s seminar only covered the educational services by the Catholic Church of Pakistan, while the Presbyterian, the Salvation Army and 7th day Adventists have also played their role.
The four speakers were Col Azim Ilyas, coordinator of Church of Pakistan’s Lahore Diocesan Board of Education, Shahid Ambrose Moghal, Principal of St. Anthony’s High School, Father Shahzada Khuram and Sister Magie.
The first program was held on February 22 and the topic was the Christian Contribution in Armed Forces in defence of Pakistan.
Father Bernard expected that through such seminars the minds of the future male and female Christian leadership will be enlightened and feel honoured that the community has contributed significantly to the nation’s development.
He informed that the next program will be in September as the final exams of the students will begin from next month.
Source: Pakistan Christian Post