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ACN Feature – Colours and consolation in India during Covid19

  India COLOUR AND CONSOLATION IN THE TIME OF COVID 19 By Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web April 9, 2020   India is currently under a total lockdown as a result of COVID-19. Millions of low-paid migrant workers have suddenly found themselves unemployed as a […]

ACN News – India – Christian released on bail after 11 years in jail

  India Christian released on bail after 11 years in jail Accusations were false by Anto Akkara, for ACN USA Adapted by ACN Canada Published online March 2, 2020   BHASKAR SUNAMAJHI (43) is one of seven Christians falsely accused and convicted of the August 2008 murder of a Hindu leader in the Kandhamal district […]

ACN Feature: Stopping India becoming a confessional state

India The battle to stop the country becoming a confessional state by Doreen Abi Raad, for ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web February 7, 2020   Millions of demonstrators all over India have been protesting the country’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which essentially fast-tracks citizenship for non-Muslim refugees. Critics charge that […]

ACN Feature Story: Religious Sister and sexual assault survivor rebounds to ‘bring her people hope’

India Religious Sister and sexual assault survivor rebounds to ‘bring her people hope’ by Anto Akkara, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Posted to the web January 15, 2020   In August 2008, the Odisha state’s Kandhamal district witnessed the worst eruption of Christian persecution in modern Indian history. It was […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

India Success Story: A car to reach marginalized tribal peoples For many years now, Sister Christine of the Merciful Sisters of the Cross has been serving the poor and oppressed in the East Indian province where her congregation is also located.  Members of the indigenous tribal peoples are the main group of people she tends […]

ACN Project of the Week – India

ACN Project of the Week – India Help for the formation of 23 seminarians The Congregation of the Holy Cross was officially founded in Mans, France, in 1837. Born of a fusion between the Brothers of Saint Joseph—founded in 1820 by Father Jacques Dujarie and auxiliary priests of Mans, founded by the canon Basile Moreau […]

ACN News: Religious Freedom in India

Religious Freedom in India “We are not going to give up the fight for equality, justice and fraternity” by Matthias Böhnke, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin for ACN Canada   “The circumstances are difficult for the Christians in our diocese – we often come up against restrictions in the practice of our faith,” Dr […]

India – ACN Success Story  A well for a boarding school run by Sisters

India – ACN Success Story  A well for a boarding school run by Sisters   The Daughters of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple are an Italian congregation, founded in the 19th century. Their particular mission is the care of children and young girls. The congregation is present today in Italy, India, […]

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying Elections in India The recent victory of Narendra Modi is worrying to religious minorities The parliamentary elections in India ended a few days ago. The nationalist ruling party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly won the world’s largest democratic election – with nearly […]

ACN-Projects of the week – India – Help for the formation of 15 novices Sisters

India Help for the formation of 15 novices of the Holy Spirit Sisters   The Holy Spirit Sisters are a congregation founded in 1950 in Germany. They work above all in pastoral care and their role is to support the priests in their work. Right from the start it was the desire of their founder […]