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Those called to walk in the footsteps of Jesus face irrelevance if they fail to help outer fringes of society

Prophetic presence in the margins challenges religious

A nun joins a protest in Manila. Theologians say living the religious vows these days means living "in the margins" with those who are economically deprived, culturally weak, and politically voiceless. (Photo by Vincent Go)

Bonifacio Tago Jr., Manila

February 7, 2017

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An Asian institute on religious life marked the third week of January this year as "Religious Life Week" with the theme "Religious Life: Prophetic Presence in the Margins," which somehow speaks of its relevance in today's world.

In following the teachings of Jesus, "religious" or "consecrated" people, are fundamentally called to "create" a community of men or women who are supposed to put God at the center of their life above everything else.

In the history of Israel, the God of Abraham, the God of Jacob, the God of Moses, and the God of Jesus, has always been on the side of the margins of society — the poor, the widows, the children, and the victims of violence and corruption.

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