- Justice fight in habit http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050626/asp/nation/story_4916672.asp JOHN MARY Thiruvananthapuram, June 25: A Catholic nun whoseMessage 1 of 3350 , Jun 28, 2005View SourceJustice fight in habit
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25: A Catholic nun whose application for enrolment as a lawyer was rejected has approached the high court against the Kerala Bar Councils discriminatory attitude towards individuals belonging to religious orders.
Justice K. Balakrishnan Nair, who heard the plea by Sister Teena Jose of the Little Flower Convent at Cherthala in Alappuzha district, has allowed her to include the Bar Council of India as one of the respondents in the case.
The nun, who belongs to the Kerala-based Congregation of Mother Carmel, has termed the state bar councils decision discriminatory, illegal, arbitrary and a violation of the Constitution.
The council says its rules do not envisage persons in religious orders, like priests, nuns and monks, becoming advocates.
The nuns fight for the robes started in January this year when the bar council rejected her enrolment application.
A law graduate from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala, Sister Jose pleaded with the councils enrolment committee that she did not have a salaried job or profession. Being a nun is part of my vocation and not profession, she told the committee.
Her lawyer Wilson Urmese said priests and nuns practise at various courts in the country and that Jesuits were even enrolled in the Supreme Court. The bar councils Advocates Act or Rules do not bar priests or nuns from becoming lawyers, Urmese added.
However, this is not the first such case in Kerala. Sister P.J. Mary and a priest belonging to the Syrian Jacobite Church had failed to get enrolment on the same grounds.
Kerala bar council chairperson K.B. Mohandas said the selection and enrolment committee scrutinises all applicants and would not comment on what was already before the court. He preferred to wait for the decision of the Bar Council of India, which would soon be posted with the case details.
Sister Jose said those on the four-member bar council committee had told her that if nuns started practising, the legal profession would become overcrowded.
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- Dear Sir, Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration. (1) Yes,Message 3350 of 3350 , Mar 8 9:35 PMView SourceDear Sir,Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration.(1) Yes, It is noticed that the calendar is made by Samajam, but let me reiterate its a Church Calendar. I had pointed out this to Mr. Daniel, who made this a year back, but unfortunately I got the reply that this is to be used for Saudi Arabia. I don't think any one in Saudi Arabia use Church Calendar in their offices. Further, if its for Saudi Arabia, that shpuld be with Samajam members and wellwishers, it should not appear in jacobite online's website. Am I making sense?(2) Even our local church calendar in Kerala often makes this mistakes, as they put these dates in Calendars, I believe. How can we justify that, if so.(3) Communal harmony is well and good, but that should not get in to a level which dilutes the basic faith (when I say faith means, its Christian Faith, not church/ community) we adhere to.As a person, I'm so weak and cannot take it to higher hierarchy, but you can.Once again thanks for your reply and I hope my points are clear to you now.RegardsShibu MATHEWID number is 4595
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Shibu Mathew <shibmat@...> wrote:Hello,
It has been noticed for the past couple of years hat the Church Calendar highlights the 'Hijra' dates along with the Gregorian date. Basically there is nothing harmful in first shot, but there is a damage behind that.Hijra year is basically the year Muslims calculate as the year when they received Quran to them. My question, Are we Christians accept and acknowledge the same?St. Pauls says to Galatians 1: 9 "As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."Keeping this in mind; how do we highlight Hijri year? Let normal calendar carry it for business reasons, but Church Calendar shall not...Please express yourself with comments....Rgds
Shibu MATHEWID number is 4595---------------------From the desk of moderatorsThis calender was prepared and distributed by our congregation (SAMJAM) in Saudi Arabia. For their own reasons they included the "Hijra" dates.