Cynthia Mathew is a member of the Congregation of Jesus. A social worker and lawyer, she worked in India with the Dalit people, prisoners and women and practiced law in the Patna High Court with juvenile delinquents and victims of rape and domestic violence. She is now NGO representative to the United Nations for her congregation.

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Power of love unites all religions

We recently attended the Parliament of the World's Religions with more than 7,500 other delegates from 80 countries, representing approximately 200 indigenous, spiritual and religious traditions. One could feel the spiritual power and love vibrating as we greeted and talked to fellow participants. The theme of this Parliament was "Promise of inclusion — the power of love —pursuing global understanding, reconciliation and change."