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Determined Zozan

Determined Zozan There is a steely determination in Zozan. As one listens to this 25-year old woman, one cannot but feel that she will go...

Another Year For The Yazidis

Another Year For The Yazidis April 19th was New Year Day for the Yazidis. It was a joy to meet with some of them in...

‘Abouna Frans’ Spirit Lives On!

'Abouna Frans’ Spirit Lives On! Fr Frans Van Der Lugt was someone special: he was a complete human being. He was warm and compassionate to...

Remarkable Randa- A Courageous Woman with Indomitable Spirit!

Remarkable Randa- A Courageous Woman with Indomitable Spirit! There is something remarkable about Randa! This courageous woman has braved all odds; over the years, she...

Can We Celebrate ‘Our Health’?

Can We Celebrate ‘Our Health’? On April 7th, the World Health Day will be observed once again. The focus this year is on ‘Depression’, which...

Journeying in Hope and Resilience

Journeying in Hope and Resilience Father Michael Lapsley epitomises the very best in human nature. His entire life has been a journey: of pain and...

Wanted: A Romero Today!

Wanted: A Romero Today! March 24th marks yet another anniversary of the brutal assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. On that day in...

Syria Suffers: Six Years On…

Syria Suffers: Six Years On... Syria continues to suffer and struggle. March 15th marks the sixth anniversary of the bloody Syrian war. On March 14th,...

Wow Pope Francis!

Wow Pope Francis! Wow Pope Francis! You complete four years tomorrow as our Pope! What a simply amazing period it has been for the Church,...

Women Strike!

Women Strike! March 8th dawns every year! As the world observes International Women’s Day (IWD), there will be the usual round of cosmetic programmes, with...

Fifteen Years Ago on 28 February 2002!

Fifteen Years Ago on 28 February 2002! It’s fifteen years today! How soon the years fly by. Some things however, are never forgotten. The memories...

Social Justice: Setting a Tone!

Social Justice: Setting a Tone! “Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace through Decent Work” is the theme of the 2017 World Social Justice Day, which will...

Love Walking in the Rain

Love Walking in the Rain Beirut-Lebanon: Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a wonderful city complete with history, tradition and modernity. Amman, however on a...

Celebrating Memories of Fr Pedro Arrupe

Celebrating Memories of Fr Pedro Arrupe Beirut-Lebanon: Fr. Pedro Arrupe will always be remembered for all that he embodied and stood for. He was a...

American Jesuits Take a Stand on behalf of Refugees

American Jesuits Take a Stand on behalf of Refugees Beirut-Lebanon: These are tumultuous times for the United States and in fact, for a good part...

Murdering the Mahatma Today!

Murdering the Mahatma Today! Beirut-Lebanon: January 30th 1948 will remain etched forever in the conscience of the nation. On that fateful day at evening prayer,...

National Voters’ Day-January 25th!

National Voters' Day-January 25th! In the significant move, the Union Cabinet in 2011, under the stewardship of the then Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan...

Realizing A Dream

Realizing A Dream “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. I...

Protect Migrant Children

Protect Migrant Children On January 9th, 2017, in an address to the members of the Diplomatic Corps from 181 countries accredited to the Holy See,...

Today, We

Today, We...... (Today is the FEAST of the EPIPHANY, one of the oldest Christian Feasts, The Catholic and Protestant Churches focus on the VISIT of...

Gifts for the New Year 2017

Gifts for the New Year 2017 Beirut-Lebanon: Christmas Season is a time for gift-giving; that New Year’s Day falls bang in the midst of it,...

As 2016 Ticks Away into History..!

As 2016 Ticks Away into History..! As 2016 ticks away into history: I sit in prayerful silence looking back into another year. And what a...

Christmas in Amman-Jordan

Christmas in Amman-Jordan Amman: Jordan has always been regarded as part of the Holy Land. There are several holy sites here associated with Christianity; these...

A Wonderful and Joyous Christmas

A Wonderful and Joyous Christmas Beirut-Lebanon: Christmas Day- A day which means so much to us- in fact, to the whole of mankind. I cannot...

Non-Violence is the Way!

Non-Violence is the Way! Beirut-Lebanon: Violence continues to throttle several parts of the world: in the past few days, bombings in Istanbul, Turkey and in...

As 2016 Ticks Away into History..!

As 2016 Ticks Away into History..! As 2016 ticks away into history: I sit in prayerful silence looking back into another year. And what a...

Adieu Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach !

Adieu Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach ! Beirut-Lebanon: It was a funeral that had it all: simple yet solemn; very representative of many cultures, languages, nationalities...

Kolvenbach – A Heart for Refugees!

Kolvenbach - A Heart for Refugees! Beirut-Lebanon: Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1983-2008) died in Beirut Lebanon...

Supermoon of a Superday- Nov 14!

Supermoon of a Superday- Nov 14! Syria: It is not always that one has the opportunity to gaze at a 'SUPERMOON'. One was warned not...

Dismantling Democracy

Dismantling Democracy Lebanon-Beirut: The way Fatima, the mother of Najeeb Ahmed (#najeebahmed) the missing JNU student was treated this evening by the Delhi Police was...

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