Linking Labour with Security: the MAiN Plan

Linking Labour with Security: the MAiN Plan

Hundreds of migrant workers in the states of Delhi and Kerala have been linked to a special Government portal that will give them access to various government services across the country, thanks to an initiative by the Jesuit Conference of India, and more will follow. The campaign started by the Migrant Assistance and Information Network […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indian Management mourns Jesuit Guru

Indian Management mourns Jesuit Guru

Jesuit Father Abraham Enthemkuzy, (70) widely recognized as a management expert and  also as the longest-serving director of Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, one of the best management schools in India died earlier this week due to cardiac arrest. Father Abe, as he was known among confreres,  was on born Nov 5, 1950. He […]

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 […]

‘Martyr of the Marginalized’

‘Martyr of the Marginalized’

Nishant Mishra attended an online memorial for Father Stanislaus Lourduswamy. A report: “A caged bird can still sing” – with this message began the tribute ceremony to the martyr of the marginalized, Fr Stan Swamy. He had been a voice for the voiceless, and throughout his life had worked incessantly towards liberating the tribals. Being […]

‘Not a Martyr in the Ordinary Sense’

‘Not a Martyr in the Ordinary Sense’

Stanislaus Lourduswamy, a Jesuit priest and noted tribal rights activist, died July 5, 2020, probably of Covid-related complications, in Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital. He was an undertrial prisoner in Taloja Jail after his arrest in October last year under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 as amended most recently in 2019. His death and […]

Father Stan tests Covid-19 positive

Father Stan tests Covid-19 positive

The Catholic community at large, who are concerned about the health and welfare of 84 year old Jesuit who has been a champion for the rights of tribal people – [still an ‘under-trail’ in prison on what many observers feel are trumped up charges]- are saddened at the news. Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, the 84 […]

Send Stan to Holy Family Hospital: High Court

Send Stan to Holy Family Hospital: High Court

Jesuit father Stan is to be moved to Catholic-run Hospital for two weeks. The Bombay High Court on Friday (May 28) has  directed the Maharashtra government to transfer the under-trial  Jesuit Father Stan Swamy, 84, to the Holy Family Hospital from Taloja Central Jail and treat him. Jesuit father Cedric Prakash in a message said, […]

High Court orders check up, video hearing for Stan on Friday

High Court orders check up, video hearing for Stan on Friday

The prosecution denies that Stan Swamy was taken to JJ Hospital for a check-up! It was for covid-19 vaccination, the lawyer claimed. The prosecution also indicates that 84 year old Stan is probably ‘fit and fine’ because ‘he has no complaints! Read below the main details of what happened today at the Bombay High Court […]

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