Dear Friends of Peace ,

In keeping with the “Out of the Box” programmes held at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Indithe Dept. of Interreligious Studies (DIRS) hit upon the idea of having a Cosmic Crib for Christmas.  The COP international conferences on Climate Change and the Pope’s Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ offering a challenge to the leaders of nations prompted us to widen our horizons as cosmic citizens and listen to the cry of the Earth and the poor. (See attachments)

In cosmic solidarity,



At the centre of the Cosmic Crib is the earth
which is plagued by climate change, communal violence , migration etc..
Visitors pin their stars on the cosmic backdrop
with the awareness that they too are STARS
sharing similar atoms in an interconnected, interdependent universe.
Where is Christ in all this?
Those familiar with the Jesuit mantra of
“finding God in all things”
will be struck with awe and reverence
at contemplating God who has been labouring ​​to sustain creation
from the Big Bang onwards
and invites us to be cocreators today

The three quotes that form part of the backdrop are quite relevant:
1. “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for
God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have
discovered fire.” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)
2. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. (Rumi)
3. God is the Breath of our breath. (Kabir)