Christian vs Muslim? The Jihad Narratives!

Christian vs Muslim? The Jihad Narratives!

Are Indian Christians becoming aggressively anti-Muslim?  It would appear so, especially if one monitors certain ‘Christian groups’ on social media. And when a Bishop, no less begins speaking the language of suspicion, one cannot sit quietly any longer. Look at some of the issues floating around:  ‘love jihad,’ [when even a certain South Indian Bishop […]

Beware The ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

Beware The ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

The bogey of ‘Love Jihad’ continues to be kept centre-stage! An insidious strategy to ‘de-focus’ on real issues plaguing society in India, says Cedric Prakash SJ. in this hard-hitting piece: A Bishop from Kerala, and a Chief Minister from Gujarat are both wrong Recently, a Bishop from Kerala directly accused Muslims for making ‘Catholic’ girls […]

Farewell Oscar!

Farewell Oscar!

Tributes and condolences are pouring in from all parts of the country as the Indian Christian community and national political and civic leaders mourn the death of 80 year old Oscar Fernandes, a prominent Catholic politician from Karnataka State and former Union minister, on September 13. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the […]

SXCMT ने नए शैक्षणिक वर्ष की शुरुआत की

SXCMT ने नए शैक्षणिक वर्ष की शुरुआत की

सेंट जेवियर्स कॉलेज ऑफ मैनेजमेंट एंड टेक्नोलॉजी (SXCMT), पटना ने बुधवार, 1 सितंबर, 2021 को तीसरे वर्ष के छात्रों के लिए एक ओरिएंटेशन सत्र के साथ नए शैक्षणिक वर्ष की शुरुआत की। कॉलेज ने पहले, ऑनलाइन परीक्षाओं का आयोजन करके छात्रों के आंतरिक मूल्यांकन को पूरा किया, जिसमें बहुविकल्पीय प्रश्न, प्रेजेंटेशनऔर मौखिक परीक्षा शामिल थी। […]

The Green Gandhian!

The Green Gandhian!

Let’s start off with a quick Quiz; Identify the man: The man was a certified chartered accountant in London for a British company. He went on to become probably the first Indian with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. [Our hot-shot youngsters, think of this, a BBA degree in 1928]! He enrolled for a Masters […]

First Kandhamal Award goes to Paul Pradhan and PUCL

First Kandhamal Award goes to Paul Pradhan and PUCL

The National Solidarity Forum on Saturday (August 21) announced the recipients of its first ever ‘Kandhamal Award for Human Rights’. The Awards will be presented on August 25 at a virtual event. The individual award has gone posthumously to Odisha based social activist  Paul Pradhan, who  died this year, aged 72, and the award for […]

International Community failed in actual empowerment of Afghans : Fr Prem SJ

International Community failed in actual empowerment of Afghans : Fr Prem SJ

The US forces and the intervention in Afghanistan did little for the actual empowerment of the Afghan people, says Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who had spent several months in Taliban captivity. Father Prem was abducted on June 2, 2014, from  the Zendjan district of Afghanistan’s Herat province and released on February 22 the following […]

India at 75: Urgent Need to Defend Democracy

India at 75: Urgent Need to Defend Democracy

By Cedric Prakash SJ The institutional murder of 84-year-old Jesuit priest Fr Stan Swamy,who died on 5 July 2021 while still in judicial custody, has shaken the very foundations of democracy in India. The need and the urgency to defend democracy and all that is precious in the Constitution of India against repressive and anti-people […]

Kandhamal Awards: Keeping Hope and the Memory of the Massacred Alive

Kandhamal Awards: Keeping Hope and the Memory of the Massacred  Alive

Never giving up the struggle for justice and reparation of those killed, displaced, and imprisoned on fake charges, these awards will keep the Kandhamal story alive – a bizarre bloodbath of right wing hate fomented in an Indian state whose founder was a Christian named Michael Madhusudan Das. National Solidarity Forum (NSF), comprising over 70 […]

While Govt. plays down ‘Adivasi Asmita’*, the Church in India celebrates it !

While Govt. plays down ‘Adivasi Asmita’*, the Church in India celebrates it !

India voted in favour of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the condition that after independence all Indians are indigenous. Therefore, it does not consider the concept of “indigenous peoples”, and therefore the UNDRIP, applicable to India. In India, there are 705 ethnic groups officially recognized as “Scheduled Tribes,” although there are […]

Happy and Humbled to be a Jesuit

Happy and Humbled to be a Jesuit

Human Rights Campaigner, writer and commentator, Peace and Reconciliation Activist, and above all, a Catholic priest, Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ reminisces on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of St. Ignatius’ Cannonball moment! Bombay Boy goes tripping A thirteen- fourteen-year-old has many dreams! That’ s an impressionable age; at the cusp of finishing school. It […]

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