//Vows in the time of the Pandemic (aka “Love in the time of Cholera”)

Vows in the time of the Pandemic (aka “Love in the time of Cholera”)

Our world has been traumatically transformed over the last few months. On the one hand due to the Covid pandemic, we have faced an unpredictable illness, death, fear, uncertainty, loss of livelihood, and mental health issues. On the other hand there has been an ongoing growth of right wing regimes in India, Myanmar and other countries. Religious life has come under strain – we were supposed to be out there, reaching out to people but we got confined to our houses. Others were out there – Doctors, Nurses, police, Anti-CAA protesters, Delhi student Protests. Youngsters were arrested under trumped-up charges. What does this say to the understanding and living out of our vows?

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The author taught Sociology at St. Xavier’s College Mumbai for 12 years and is currently the Provincial of the Bombay Province of the Society of Jesus.