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 […]

Thank you, dear Fr. Stan, you will live forever!

Thank you, dear Fr. Stan, you will live forever!

Dear Fr. Stan Swamy, On 5 July, you completed your pilgrimage here on earth! Thousands feel your loss everywhere; a light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere! There is spontaneous outrage because of what led to your death; most regard it as institutionalised murder! I am sure that you will […]

‘Go, set the World on Fire’

‘Go, set the World on Fire’

5th January: A memorial service was held at Bodh Gaya for social worker and catholic Priest Father Sumit Edwin Menezes SJ . The event was graced by former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Manjhi, Jesuit Provincial Donald Miranda SJ, leading luminaries of inter-faith associations, social activists and others. In tribute, we reprint the homily given […]

Shivaji was secular, not Anti-Muslim

Shivaji was secular, not Anti-Muslim

I wonder what is not clear about the CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) that makes it so confusing for you. The CAB in its current form discriminates against the Muslims from the word GO. A refugee is a refugee, who is seeking a better life in our country because of persecution in his own. How does […]

Let’s celebrate Men!

Let’s celebrate Men!

Today, by the way, is International Men’s Day? Didn’t you know it? Can’t blame you, because it doesn’t receive all the hype and ‘hoola hoo’ that International Women’s Day gets! International Men’s Day was initiated in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a history professor at the University of the West Indies. The thing is, some […]

Have a Happy & Safe Diwali!

Have a Happy & Safe Diwali!

This Deepawali a ‘Festival of Lights’ hold great significance for the people belonging to the Hindu faith. It is celebrated every autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”. Diwali is the occasion of joyous celebrations. The delicious […]

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