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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
IS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
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Fr Alfred Maravilla started CAGLIERO 11, November 2020, with the question: IS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY STILL RELEVANT TODAY? I was wondering why the question included the word STILL. I was reminded of the popular hymn of Fr. Peter Gonsalves, God still loves the world.`` He has given two Questions for Reflection and Sharing:  Why is missionary activity still relevant today?  Why is the missionary vocation a call within our common Salesian vocation?
OCT. 27. INH #A.224
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Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi says,
MIGRANTS: THE NOWHERE PEOPLE
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Turn your gaze to the developed and growing cities of India and become aware of the NO WHERE people of India - the people who built all these cities live in poverty and deprivation. They belong nowhere. Because they are NOWHERE PEOPLE. As Salesians, we must find the courage to create spaces and allow new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity.
OCT. 3. INN #A.223
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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
Planting seeds of Leadership
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I am Katherine Christy, a visitor from the US, at Don Bosco Navajeevan, Ramanthapur (Hyderabad). Here`s my viewpoint of a rather enriching day involving children engaged in making the world a better place through their membership in the Human Rights Clubs. 27 April 2015 marked the conclusion of the Human Rights Clubs summer camp for Government school children hosted by PARA (People`s Action for Rural Awakening) and partnered by Don Bosco Mondo. In the past year, PARA has initiated 428 human rights clubs spread across 7 districts in 366 state run schools of the two states for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. There is total membership of 20,259 students in the clubs.
MAY. 11. INH #A.209
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KANAGA Maria Arokiam, New Delhi says,
Rape and Male Inferiority Complex
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Living with clearly contradictory values seems to come natural for Indian society. Corruption and religion can coexist peacefully. Ritual purity and abominable physical dirt can live together. We are one nation, while every State and language group derides and often hates the other. We can claim to honour women, killing her with the very idea of honour that we impose on her! We can enslave and exploit our children and claim that they are our future! We can be utterly sexual in mind and body and claim that modesty is our national virtue! One wonders whether being a woman is itself a matter of shame in India. If not, why then is there so much of female infanticide and female illiteracy? Dowry is a system in which a woman has to pay a man in order to serve him and to hand over to him absolute sexual rights over her! A man honours a woman by merely marrying her! A woman has no such claim. It is the husband who gives ``life`` to the wife, and not the other way about! When a man dies his wife has no more meaningful existence. It is a shame to be a widow! For a man to live without a wife is heroism! A woman`s economic independence is a threat to the man. So the wife is either prohibited from working, and if she works, he should have the control over her money!
JAN. 9. INN #A.172
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
100 DAYS WAR IN LIBYA! - SOME QUESTIONS. - Holding Up To The Light - 10
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Today marks the 100th day of NATO bombing of Tripoli with little to show that the millions if not billions of dollars spent by the Western Alliance has brought any gains.
JUN. 27. INN #A.146
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
FASTING SWAMIS, FARMER SUICIDE THREATS, AND DYING CHILDREN - Holding Up to the Light - 9
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One man threatened to fast, and the media was seduced to give him front page covering day after day and the government bent backwards to appease him until they learned he was pulling a fast one on them.
JUN. 11. INN #A.145
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
DISTURBING VERDICTS AND OPINIONS. Holding Up to the Light- 8
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Some reflections on the recent Supreme Court Judgement on Graham Staine`s murder case and the reactions of media and civil society leaders in contrast to that of Christian spokespersons.
JAN. 24. INN #A.138
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Sri Lanka says,
Missions: Busting the Myth
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About 30 years ago, with Project Africa launched by then Rector Major Fr Egidio Vigano`, there was a spurt in Indian Salesians going for overseas missions. April 2009 saw the formation of Salesian Missionary Association, first ever South Asian outfit of missionaries ad gentes under the leadership of former South Asia Mission Delegate Fr Joseph Puthenpura.
DEC. 31. LKC #A.122
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
About National Seminar - Fr. Ubahara Santhanam
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In the Human Rights efforts cannot be really measured but we can only `feel` it and experience it. This only necessiates the creation of child Rights watch Group and Human Rights Groups. We shall all commit ourselves towards declaration of zero Tolerence of Human Rights violence.
NOV. 14. INM #A.118
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Sri Lanka says,
Hindu and Catholic Leaders Must Walk the Talk
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In the landmark two-hour inter-faith conversation that took place behind closed doors, Catholic and Hindu religious leaders drew up the Mumbai Pact 2009: ``No violence against minorities. No forced conversions. A pooling of resources for social work and charity.`` Super deal! These guys signed utopia and agreed on things beyond their control... Look at it squarely.
JUN. 14. LKC #A.110
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IS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
MIGRANTS: THE NOWHERE PEOPLE
Planting seeds of Leadership
Rape and Male Inferiority Complex
100 DAYS WAR IN LIBYA! - SOME QUESTIONS. - Holding Up To The Light - 10