A joint Anglican/ Roman Catholic Youth Conference took place recently at the Subodhi Retreat Centre in Piliyandala, just outside Colombo. The topic of the meeting was “so that they may be one” (Jn, 17:22).
This is the fruitful result of a dialogue between the two churches, was how Fr. Sam Ponniah, chaplain of the CCYM described the meeting, which brought together 45 youth from both the Sinhala and Tamil communities, representing the Catholic Youth Federation and the CCYM.
The personnel of the Diocese of Colombo participated in a first ever skills and motivation building programme on June 10th and 11th at the Aqual Pearl Lake Resort, Moratuwa.
The theme of the programme was “Abundant Life” and it was facilitated by Priyanka Mendis an accredited trainer who worked for many years as the Manager Training and Development at the Nations Trust Bank and helps out the Healing of Memories programme of the NCC/Diocese and Dr Nirmala M. Pieris who is serving as an international expert for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).