Bangladesh: Responding to the Plight of the Rohingya

Dhaka, 11 October – The JRS Deputy International Director, Fr. Joseph Xavier, SJ, is currently evaluating opportunities for JRS to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where over 500,000 people have fled violence in the Rakhine…

Is there something called Jesuit Leadership?

Leadership as a phenomenon has roots in the beginning of civilization. When a web of relationships emerged and there was a common goal, leadership emerged. The stories of kings and philosophers of the past, of…

The Passing of Jharkhand Anti-Conversion Bill-2017

The Jharkhand government adapted the draft of ‘Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill 2017’ or ‘Jharkhand Dharma Swatantra Adhiniyam’. Also known as ‘Religious Freedom Bill 2017’, it was passed on 8 August 2017. It is to…

Theorising a Social Movement: A Note on LOK…

LOK MANCH (LM), a major initiative of Jesuits in Social Action (JESA) in the South Asian Assistancy, was begun a little over a year ago with the two Indian Social Institutes of Delhi and Bangalore…

The Joy of working with the Manjhi Community

When I saw the mail from the PCF about my appointment as a first year Regent at READ, Bettiah, my spontaneous response was – “Oh! Jesus, save me!” without realizing that it would do wonders…

Musings on the Thirty Sixth General Congregation

Several Jesuits have expressed to me their disappointment at the 36th General Congregation. The main reason is that it has no focus. It gives no pointed direction for our mission of today. It merely repeats…