Journeying Together: A Bishops Charges To His Pilgrim People
Daniel S. Thiagarajah
A Bishops Charges to his Pilgrim People comprise Bishop Daniel S. Thiagarajahs charges to his Diocesan Council over thirteen years.Through carefully integrated contextual theology and preaching shaped by the tragedy of Sri Lankas civil war and its aftermath, they offer a vision and calling to what Christ may require of the Church in its response to conflict and violence. The charges reflect Daniels struggle to make theological sense of the Sri Lankan context - from civil war and schism, to post-war trauma and suffering, the personal trial of an attempted assassination, to Jaffna Dioceses renewal as a national church of reconciliation, and the struggle for reconstruction of church and nation. His struggles are also intensely personal, giving witness to Daniels experience of Christs presence with him in times of sorrow and joy. Each charge speaks Gods gospel to the diocesan context by witnessing to the good news of liberation and mercy.