Abstract: Collaboration and networking are the oft repeated themes in GC 35 and 36. This paper presents some of the concrete attempts of Madurai Jesuits towards advocacy and policy intervention through collaboration and networking. NEP and NEET are the two issues, taken up for this.
In the Indian context by which Identity are we as individuals normally recognised? Predominantly we are our identities are recognised by our Caste, by our Religion or by our Region and by our culture. Rarely is our identity recognised by our Civic Identity. This has been neglected from the time of our independence.
It’s Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday and for the millions of Catholics from all over the country and the world, where devout Catholics more often than not… walk to at least seven churches within their town or city for this very solemn Catholic tradition. Lest you have already forgotten, Holy Thursday teaches us very important lessons, which have become doctrines of the Catholic Church.
Former General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Kolvenbach had said “One of the most important criteria given by our constitution is that that we should go wherever the most marginalized live, be with those whom nobody cares for and nobody is interested in”. These inspirational words guided Fr. Jolly to start Xavier Center for Migrant Workers.
“United in Diversity for a Mission of Mercy and Witness: ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age’ ” (Mt 28: 20)
The theme of our General Body Meeting immediately invites us to reflect on the mystery of the Trinity. The great mystery of the one God, united in three Persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is the foundation of our Christian faith.