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By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ, ( & Director, CREDI

“Unless those who call themselves Christians live to serve, their lives serve no good purpose” (Pope Francis).

On September 5, the world will observe the International Day of Charity. The day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the death of St Teresa of Kolkata. The UN urges us “to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities” as “charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding among people”.

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