The Third Intertextuality Interfaith Conference on Holy Books was held at Santhigiri ashram, Alwaye, Kerala from 28-30 August, 2009. Topic for the year was "Holy Books and Violence".
Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Metropolitan inaugurated the program in the presence of a host of scholars and academicians from different parts of the world.
19 papers were presented, which will be included in the forthcoming publication to be edited by Dr. Abraham Karickam and Dr. Ruwan Palapathwala.
Presenters included Swami Chaturvedi, Swami Kesava Rao (Argentina), Dr. Gerardo (Argentina), Ian Fry (Australia), Falepo Tisuga (Samoa), Dr. D. Swaminathan, Justice Shamsuddin, Dr. Sami Bubere, Fr. Albert, Rev. Dr. M. J. Joseph, Vasudeva Rao, Rev. Dr. M. D . Thomas, Rev. Dr. M. M. Abraham, Dr. Ruwan Palapathwala, Dr. Abraham Karickam, Dr. C. S. Philipose, Rev. Sunny George and so on.
The book "Holy Books and Violence' has been sponsored by Ramanuja Mission Trst, Chennai.
The program was held under the auspices of Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Centre for Dialogue, Kottarakkara and Cosmic Community Centre, Karickam.
Next conference in the series will be on "Holy Books and the Evolution of Belief Systems".