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Rev. Fr. Rohan Silva, OMI: Our Duty to Make This ‘Havocked Home’ Back Into a ‘Home of Hope’

January 19th, 2022

By Fr. Rohan Silva, OMI

The pandemic represents the permanent threat to the whole world, labelled as the worst social shockwave and the unprecedented economic down turn in recent history. Sri Lanka with this viral outbreak like the similar middle-income countries is also most vulnerable where the economic tremor is already felt and its severe assault may be expected to be significantly direct and indirect. The scarcities or the fear of such possibilities are what has created part of the havoc. However, the human potential is to win these hurdles of life with hope and courage. This edition of Social Justice, its 201st volume has thematized this very notion that if there is havoc then there is hope with all human imagination and effort.

The life styles have been changed too, some people for two + years have not seen their friends and family living overseas and just beginning to normalize but not without anxieties and fears. The teachers and students have been aloof from primary school to the postgraduate students in universities managing through just with cloud technology devising different platforms of communication. Many national and international symposia, conferences have been held in similar methods and media. The havoc hit the core of every single stratum of life and living from a new born to the oldest civilian cutting short his/her life grossly terminating the fondness of the grand children with their grandparents. Complete havoc has caused in the traditional households and wonder about possible alternatives to reconnect and relate like before. READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

Read the Nov. -Dec. 2021 “E Edition of Social Justice Magazine” of Centre for Society and Religion (CSR) 

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