Rutilio Grande: A Model for Our Church Today!

Rutilio Grande: A Model for Our Church Today!

For the people of El Salvador, Sarurday, 22 January 2022 was more than just a red-letter day. Three of their sons, Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande and his two lay associates, 72-year-old Manuel Solorzano and 15-year-old Nelson Rutilio Lemus (and Italian Franciscan missionary Fr. Cosme Spessotto who was also martyred) will be beatified in San Salvador. […]

Hounding Christians?

Hounding Christians?

Cedric Prakash SJ, human rights, reconciliation and peace activist/ writer reflects on the recent chain of events taking place in India, and asks a question that has been begging for an answer. ‘The Quint’ (3 January 2022) has an article ‘Events on Christ will end with “Jai Sri Ram”: Behind Church Attacks in Haryana’. The […]

An agenda for the Bashing of Christians?

An agenda for the Bashing of Christians?

Jesuit activist and social rights campaigner Cedric Prakash SJ examines the latest action in Gujarat against a shelter run by the MC sisters: State actors are trying to implicate the nuns for ‘frauduent and forced conversion’. It is been happening with frightening regularity all over India and particularly in States run by the Bhartiya Janata […]

Hear their prayer for Daily Bread!

Hear their prayer for Daily Bread!

On this World Food Day- 16th October- Human Rights campaigner Fr Cedric Prakash SJ – gives us serious food for thought. Come 16 October – and the world once again is together as one, to focus on the most basic need for a person’s survival: food!  The first ‘World Food Day’ was observed in 1994, […]

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 […]

The show must go on …

The show must go on …

What does one do when the chief guest of the event of the year  just doesn’t turn up on time? What if you get the news that the that person will probably be half an hour late? And what if that half hour stretches on to become two full hours? That’s not something that you’re […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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