Category: Indian Spirituality

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A Way of Life – Swami (Dr) Snehananda Jyoti

When I advocate a spirituality beyond religions and when I focus on relationships that go beyond blood connections, my relatives are somewhat confused. They are puzzled when I use the name, Snehananda Jyoti (Love-Bliss-Light), with the title, Swami (one who...

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Solidarity movement to organize retreat for bishops

Indore (Matters India)— The Universal Solidarity Movement (USM), which is committed to promote peace and harmony, plans to organize a retreat for bishops. USM national coordinator Fr. Varghese Alengaden says the retreat is only for bishops because of the great influence...

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The Living God

Elizabeth Johnson CSJ (Curtsy – UCAN> Spirituality) Christian faith does not believe in a new God but, finding itself in new situations, seeks the presence of God there…. The growth of atheism, the experience of unspeakable suffering, struggles for justice...

Godmen in India: time for a change 0

Godmen in India: time for a change

By Ritu Sharma, Dehi, April 10, 2015,  published in UCAnews (Note: Literally it is the IRONY OF INDIAN DEMOCRACY. Blind faith is all pervasive in all religions including Christian. In the Catholic church it is faith in rituals called religious...

Why Christianity Failed In India 0

Why Christianity Failed In India

Tony Joseph in Outlook – If you have been following Indian mass media or social media in the last few months, you couldn’t have escaped the narrative being spun by the Hindutva right-wing. It goes something like this: “Christianity is posing...

Sin? Stop Using People! 0

Sin? Stop Using People!

Be Useful to People!  Sin? Stop Using People! Get rid of guilt-burden! No sin other than using people!  Becoming useful is virtue, you  offend or please people not God, there is no God thirsting for your love except your neighbour. Dr. James...

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Enemies within the Church – Indian Currents

The first shocking attack on a convent which resulted in rape and murder of nuns and their co-workers took place barely after two months of India’s independence. It was done by the Pathan militants from Pakistan who had marched from Pakistan to capture Kashmir. The tragedy...

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When I Look Back- 1 – Dr James Kottoor

Dr James Kottoor, a free thinker by nature, later left the Order and continued talking on the cases he stands for. Dr James became once Editor of prominent publications like New Leader and Indian Currents, and now is a veteran journalist...

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What is at Stake? Swamy (Dr)Snehananda Jyoti

 (A short article exposing our inability to live what we believe. Swami Snehananda Jyothi spent most of his life in USA. Quite attracted in distinct philosophies, he founded the 'East-West Awakening Ministries', which means an effective sharing of the philosophies...

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Gandhiji’s Monkey

 A very thought provoking article from Sri Rakesh Mittal IAS.  He had been an administrative officer in Uttar Pradesh state cadre for about 35 years. He is a spiritual man with high moral values and a selfless heart. His mission in life...

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Seekers of Truth

This is the extract of the Presidential address given by Dr MP Mathai, Professor (Retd), Gandhian studies, Gujarat Vidyapeet, during the first national convention of 'KCRM – Ex-priests, Nuns association' held at Kochi  on 28th Feb. 2015. Oh bold seekers...

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Modi temple draws crowds in Gujarat

Rajkot (Story:Matters India) – A temple dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat’s Rajkot village is drawing supporters of the ruling BJP from neighbouring villages also. It took around two years to build the temple and initially had a...

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Thoughts that matter…

Stop reading the Bible like a car manual This is inevitable when there are still so many Christians who read the Bible like a car manual or a science textbook, rather than the collection of historical writing, poetry (and, dare...