The Coat of an Autocrat

Have you read the book, ‘Revenge of Power’ by Moisés Naím? It is a must-read book. In case you have not, you may at least watch his interview on the Internet. Moisés Naím examines the…

Gender Sensitivity: Our Mission

Recently, Fr. Konrad Noronha SJ, the director of the Centre for Safeguarding and Human Formation, organized a Conference on gender sensitization. It was an opportunity to listen to and learn from a wide spectrum of…

Follow Stan!

Recently we celebrated the first death anniversary of Fr Stan Swamy. Many paid rich tributes. The UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor said: “…Father Stan’s life represents the best tradition of human rights defence and social…

Collaboration: Our Way of Being and Doing

I am just back from the CONSIGLIO ALLARGATO (CA), the extended consult of Fr General. Incidentally, the theme that we discerned in the CA was collaboration. [auth] Collaboration is an integral part of our Institute.…

Participating in the Public Discourse

Recently the veteran journalist, Mr. John Dayal, made a strange observation, saying that all religious congregations have charisms, and asked if we have a charism for our times, and opined that we need to discern…

Being Close to the Poor

As part of the ongoing reflection on our ministries in the Conference, the February JCSA took up the Social Action Ministry for discernment, came out with specific proposals and initiated a process to prepare guidelines…

Restructuring

I am sure you remember the famous letter of former Fr General, Adolfo Nicolás, ‘Renewal of Province Structures in the Service of Universal Mission’. Do you know that this letter is now ten years old?…

The Four Pillars of Meaning

We have entered the New Year 2022. All of us know that the New Year does not come with a change of a page in the Calendar. It is the result of a discovery of…