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Stand Up NOW for Human Rights in India!

  *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ 4 December 2018   On almost every sector, India has been faring very poorly on human rights. The situation has been deteriorating since the past four years. In the 2018 Human Development Index, India has...

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COME WONDER BOY COME

# chhotebhai   It was a cold winter Beijing night. Joseph Xi and Mary Li were expecting their first baby. The ultrasound test showed that it was to be a boy, a wonder boy. So they had decided to call...

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WE MUST DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION!

  *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ 25 November 2018 On 26 November, the country observes yet another ‘Constitution Day’, the day on which in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted and gave to the people of India a landmark Constitution. The Constitution...

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END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!

  Cover Photo: UN Women/Fatma ElzahraaYassin   -*Fr Cedric Prakash SJ 24th November 2018   According to the United Nations, “Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our...

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Sabarimala conundrum: No room for liberal doubt

By Christophe Jaffrelot, in the Indian Express, Nov. 20,  2018 The choice in Sabarimala is clear: It’s ethno-religious political entrepreneurs vs social reform According to the leaked tapes, when the head priest of Sabarimala asked Pillai whether locking the sanctum...

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Sabarimala conundrum – No room for liberal doubt

  According to the leaked tapes, when the head priest of Sabarimala asked Pillai whether locking the sanctum sanctorum to prevent young women from entering would be “contempt of court”, he responded in the negative.   * Christophe Jaffrelot in...

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THE DALIT CHRISTIAN CONNUNDRUM

  chhotebhai   The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) and the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) jointly organized a Dalit Christian (DC) solidarity Sunday on 11th November. I’m not sure if the event was limited to Delhi,...

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EXTRAORDINARY FOURTEENTH NOVEMBER

    *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ   The fourteenth of November, for several reasons, has always been a special day in my life. This year 2018, the day was simply an extraordinary one, made so by different people and events....

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Second Christian Reformation – Acharya Sachidananda Bharathi                                                                                                                   (Swami Sachidananda Bharathi )           

‘Christianity’ is a world religion that professes faith in a God of infinite love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness as revealed to humankind by Lord Jesus Christ. Faith in this one true God and a living and loving relationship with Lord...