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The Indian Church reiterates its mission on behalf of indigenous rights and development
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India organised a conference to promote tribal groups on International Day of Indigenous Peoples. The latter represent 8.6 per cent of India’s population but live on the margins of society, victims of violence and backwardness. Bishop Mascarenhas calls for action to “protect and preserve the identity of tribal communities."
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Young Mumbai seminarians among tribal Adivasi to experience the challenges of the mission
First year seminarians from St Pius College in Goregaon East were divided into four groups. Living for a week among poor people in Maharashtra hill villages “made them understand their many blessings".
Church Tribals' only hope, say Hindu leaders
In a rare example of cooperation, Tribal leaders in the eastern state of Jharkhand urge the Church to intervene to bring unity to Tribals, who have been too often neglected by the political parties founded to protect them.
New Archbishop of Raipur sees social issues as his pastoral priorities
06/05/2016 16:09:00 INDIA
Vasai: inaugurated a new church for tribal Catholics
‘Holy Mother of God’ parish church is located in Talasari, in the heart of the Adivasi mission. During the celebration, the archbishop of Vasai confirmed 260 children and adults. “Our brothers and sisters are quite well settled as solid Christians,” Mgr Machado said. They will be the “the solid leaders of tomorrow”.
Gujarat: Jesuits helping indigenous people victims of economic development
Corporate groups threaten the lives of thousands of Adivasis, forcing them off their land and into a life of poverty. Jesuit missionaries set up an organisation that provides free education and legal assistance to the Adivasis to help them fight for their rights.
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