Hindu activists damaged property at the Loreto Convent girls’ school on Sunday, after it organised a controversial occult show. They accuse the school of trying to convert students to Christianity.
Loreto Convent has rejected the charge and says the show was organised to help children develop spiritually. The controversy centres on a prayer session held last week, when a visiting spiritual healer claimed Jesus Christ had entered his body to bless those present [source].
While I do not condone the actions of the Hindu activists, what the heck were authorities at Loreto Convent thinking inviting a “spiritual healer” to an educational institution. While they may be a private institution and also probably entitled to their choice of activities in school, religion and education should never mix. Religion, I believe is a private matter and should be confined to the four walls of your home. History has shown us that whenever religion has become organized outside the realm of home, it has always brought trouble; regardless of its original intentions. People claiming that a spirit has entered their body should be institutionalized much less brought forward to “bless school children”.
Imagine the level of outcry if a Hindu school had organized a yagna for spiritual cleansing of their students.