Standstill Utopias - Making Religion Work for the Marginalized

Hyderabad, 2017 Aug 30 Dr.Jose Maliekal's doctoral thesis, Standstill Utopia - Dalits Encountering Christianity , now a book published by Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK) was released in the presence of community leaders, academics, government officials, church ministers and activists at Ekalavya Training Centre, People's Action For Rural Awakening, Ravulapalem. It was only fitting the that the release was done at Ravulapalem, which is the gateway to Konaseema, the site of the research on Madiga Community's encounter with Christianity.  Read More »

Mumbai Salesians Admin-Accountants Meet
Mumbai, 2017 Jul 17 A 3-day Admin-Accountants seminar-cum-workshop was organised at the Don Bosco Provincial House Matunga from 13-15 July, 2017. The educative-informative-interactive workshop was attended by over 105 participants comprising clergy and lay administrative personnel. Father Manuel Murzello, the Mumbai Salesian Economer was the coordinating director.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

New parent & educator guide to media literacy & fake news
Mumbai, 2017 Jun 02 Palo Alto, CA. (ConnectSafely)., a leading nonprofit internet safety organization, is releasing the Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News, now available for free online. The guide helps parents and educators understand not how to address the topic of ''fake news,'' but the larger issue of media literacy. With the proliferation of media, it's become difficult to sort through the noise, to know which sources to trust and why.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Salesian top brass discuss challenges of Christian living in South Asia
Mumbai, 2017 Mar 01 The top brass of the world-wide Salesian congregation - including Don Bosco's tenth successor, Rector Major, Angel Fernandez Artime, began their General Council meeting for the Salesian South Asian Region (SA) at Don Bosco Provincial House, Chennai, by discussing the various challenges faced by Christians in the current socio-political-religious scenario in the SA region on Tuesday, 28 February 2017  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Father Daniel S Sangma SDB Ordained priest in Meghalaya
Guwahati, 2017 Feb 13 ''The Almighty has done great things for me, holy is His name.'' Echoing the Psalmist's sentiments, Father Daniel Simsang Sangma stood for the first time before a large gathering of priests, religious, Catholic faithful and others, and recounted with gratitude his memorable journey to priesthood. Father Daniel Simsang Sangma was conferred the Order of Priesthood by Bishop Andrew R Marak DD, the Bishop of Tura on 11th February 2017 at Chima Impel Parish in North Garo Hills, Meghalaya.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

First Salesian from Sikkim ordained priest
Kolkata, 2017 Feb 11 Pakyong, Sikkim -- The first Salesian priest from northeastern Indian Himalayan state of Sikkim concluded the season of priestly ordinations of the Salesians of Don Bosco in south Asia becoming 61st deacon to be ordained. Bishop Stephen Lepcha of Darjeeling-Sikkim ordained priest Deacon Stephen Biswakarma at a solemn ceremony at Christ the King Church Pakyong, East Sikkim district, 11 February 2017.  Read More »

Youth celebrate family, promote peace
Kolkata, 2017 Jan 23 An international group of young people from 30 Salesian institutions of Calcutta province spread out in India and Nepal celebrated family values and promote social harmony holding a peace rally in Kolkata, 20-23 January. Various sections of the Salesian family including Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Cooperators and alumni pitched in to organize various events of the fest such as animators and sponsors.  Read More »

Sad Demise of Father Chipfukho Salew Thomas SDB
Mumbai, 2017 Jan 10 Dimapur: With profound sorrow we communicate to you the sad demise of Father Chipfukho Salew Thomas SDB. He expired at 11.30 am on 10th January, 2017 at CMC Hospital, Imphal, Manipur.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Father Naresh Jojowar SDB ordained a Priest at Assam
Guwahati, 2017 Jan 08 Bishop Michael Akasius Toppo of Tezpur ordained Father Naresh Jojowar SDB a priest of God on Sunday, 8th January at Tangla Parish, Assam. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Robert Kerketta SDB, Bishop Emeritus of Tezpur and joined by over 40 priests and a good number of religious sisters and lay people.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

Pastoral Communication Course to be effective Leaders at KJC, Bangalore begins
Bangalore, 2017 Jan 08 The Pastoral Communication Course, first of its kind in Asia, started at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore with 30 participants from India and abroad on January 7, 2017. The duration of the course is for three months, integrated with theory and practice. The course was inaugurated with the lighting of 50 lamps digitally by the participants to mark the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Kristu Jyoti College.  Read More »
Bastin Nellissery



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