Coping Apostolically with COVID-19

Pondering over the uncertain interval between two regimes of ancient Rome, Antonio Gramsci wrote from a Fascist prison in 1929, “The old world is dying and the new world struggles are yet to be born.…

Will Women’s Struggle for Dignity Ever End?

A few years ago five of my Jesuit students prepared and presented an assignment during the course on Feminist Theology. They began their power point presentation with the following words:  Woman cries and says,“Why did you…

Protest and Resistance

Youth are challenging the iniquitous Citizenship Amendment Act. What about us, Jesuits? [auth] As persons committed to journeying with the youth, we should take part in this ongoing debate on inclusion and exclusion. As Jesuits…

The Synod of the Amazon

Personally, I believe that for those who are born or live in the Amazon, the Pan-Amazon Synod was a time of kairos, for all our communities to see how much the Church, led by Pope…

Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat

A Journey of Justice and Reconciliation: 50 Years and Beyond… [auth] In 1968 Fr. Pedro Arrupe on an official visit to Chotanagpur, India, entered an office in Ranchi and met Fr. Francisco Ivern, SJ, from…

Everyone is a victim – therein lies our…

Fundamentalism and Inter-faith dialogue in South Asia [auth] The persecution of the Christian community is the single most noxious common factor among the eight states of South Asia – in Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri…