The Pandemic and the Big Challenges

Are we equal to the tasks? The Pandemic is not primarily about a virus, or a family of mutating deadly viruses. It is fundamentally about us! [auth] The first wave of the Pandemic (2020) wreaked…

IGNATIAN YEAR: A Call to be Partners in…

Does God have a dream for our world?  God certainly has one.  [auth] “Let us work the redemption of the human race.” [SE 107] This statement of the Holy Trinity clearly indicates God’s dream for…

A Century of Patna Jesuit Mission: 1921-2021

Christian mission in Bihar is 400 years old, first begun by Jesuit missionaries in 1620, a short-lived mission, later by Capuchins from 1706-1919. In 1919, Patna Diocese was created and entrusted to the management of…

From Desk-Bound to Deshi Theology

Assessing the South Asian Jesuit Role in Theologizing [auth] Sab-Jannewalla—Hindi, meaning, know-all—is an epithet jokingly used for Jesuits. Overstated though the label be, there’s some truth about Jesuit wisdom in the intellectual arena, theology being…

Go! Set the Web on Fire!

Historians of science regard the 15th and 16th centuries as an age of reason that steered science and art to great heights. It was driven by a vision to create a new world! [auth] Moreover,…

Fratelli Tutti in the light of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

The hallmark of the papacy of Pope Francis has been his persistent efforts and inexorable courage to address the issues that touch the grass-root realities of the contemporary human life, dignity, full-flowering of inter-dependent relationships,…

Martyrdom and Jesuits of South Asia

A few years ago, just after I had given a quick rundown of the many international honours the Jesuit scientists have achieved for their accomplishments – 35 lunar craters, 11 asteroids, the first credited scientific…

Moves and Halts in South Asia: 2014-2020

It is always a welcome Ignatian Exercise to review our life-mission as it unfolds before us. How did the last six years unfold before the Conference of South Asia? What are the ‘moves and halts’…