The discerning of discernment

Discernment in common is gaining momentum in our apostolic processes and structures. It is rightly being rediscovered with the rediscovery of spiritual conversation - the Ignatian art of discernment. With the growing complexity of human…

Indigenous Languages: A legacy of love

The International year of Indigenous Languages will come to a close on 17th December, 2019. Jesuit commitment to Indigenous cultures, to their languages in languages in particular, is historically known since the Paraguay Reductions. In…

Can social action inch towards political action?

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg nuanced the understanding of social action when she protested outside the Swedish Parliament with the placard “School Strike for Climate.” She could have chosen the safest action of quietly…

So much light, whither the fire?

Every January the Christian Unity Octave passes by almost unnoticed. Those who take note of it organize inter-denominational prayer meetings that fly by unnoticed as well. The academia arranges seminars while others bring out literature…

Why Inter-faith dialogue today more than ever?

History has perhaps witnessed more bloodshed due to religion than politics. Much of the civil unrest and warfare around the globe today are either between religious groups or religiously aligned subcontinents. The words ‘kafir’ (infidels)…

What makes the past students our Alumni/ae

The word ‘alumnus’ comes from the Latin root alere meaning ‘to nourish’. Therefore alumnus or alumna literally means nourished or foster son/daughter and alma mater would, therefore, mean the nourishing or foster mother. What produces…

First things first

During my tertianship the one-month experiment at Freedom Foundation - the Rehab centre for HIV patients, drug addicts and alcoholics in Bangalore - a slogan drew my attention: First things first. [auth] In the context…