33rd World Congress: Kochi (Cochin), Kerala State, India
4—7 September, 2010.
Venue: Catholic Renewal Centre, Ernakulam, Kochi
Inaugural address: His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
(here with IARF Council members)
Our thirty-third Congress will take place on the south-western seaboard of the Indian subcontinent, in the city of Kochi (formerly Cochin), capital of the historical “ Malabar Coast” – now the unique & distinctive state of Kerala.
Kerala runs from near the southernmost tip of India for 900km up the west coast. It is the greenest state, with numerous rivers descending from the Western Ghats range that forms its eastern border.
Among many other attractions, Kerala is noted for a long history of inter-religious harmony, throughout which local rulers embraced the arrival of other faiths.
In our age of increased religion-based tensions, it is therefore IARF’s privilege to be hosted by our India Chapter in one of the world’s historic homes of tolerance & peace between communities of different faith.
Accordingly our 2010 Congress’s theme is:
"Beyond Conflict to Reconciliation:
The Challenge of the 21st Century"
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Link here for some images of Kochi & hinterland.
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