Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Greetings of peace to you. April 11, 2022 marks the 59th anniversary of the encyclical Pacem in Terris (Pope John XXII, 1963). The encyclical says that the world will never be the dwelling place of peace, till peace has found a home in the heart of persons and families(no.165). One of the factors that endangers peace is the inability to live with the people of other faith traditions. This inability is born of the lack of knowledge and appreciation for others. Knowing and developing appreciation for the values of others can plant seeds of peace and harmony in our hearts and homes. For this reason, a few basic information about Jainism and integral ecology is brought to you in the context of the birth day of Mahavir (April 14 Mahavir Jayanthi) to generate further interest to know of it.