Wisdom of Life


The Theological and Christological foundation of Caritas India shared with Directors

“The interventions of Caritas India are the expressions of the true compassion of Catholic Church for the poor and the marginalized of the community. One of the foundational missions of Caritas India is Diakonia, which is the Gospel in action or the actions that unfold the love of God”, Fr. Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of Caritas India said this while addressing the Bishops and Diocesan Directors of Social Apostolate (DDSAs) of Maharashtra,

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Korku community urge to add korku language in elementary education

Community leaders, opinion-makers, faith-based healers, men & women farmers, adolescent girls and Poshan Mitras from Korku community came together to build consensus on the inclusion of Korku language in the elementary education, promotion of millet by the government functionaries & building clarity on the tribal rights such as FRA & PESA and MNREGA. 150 community representatives from 108 targeted Korkus dominated villages of Khalwa block

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NABARD supported initiatives to focus on Soil and Water Conservation for sustaining farm production

Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy as nearly 60% of the population of the country depend on agriculture and contribute 23% to the GDP. Tenth Five Year Plan and National Agriculture Policy documents envisage a growth level of 4% in agriculture as against the average growth of less than 2% in the last 50 years. The last decade commencing from the 1990s was marked by post-green revolution fatigue and plateauing yield levels in many parts

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‘Road to prosperity’ constructed by Mawmuthoh villagers

Two hours distance is shortened to half an hour. The people of Mawmuthoh village in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya has made this possible through their commitment and strong zeal. Drorstar Mawthoh, the village secretary of Muwmuthoh always used to see his village people struggling to climb the rough terrain and unfurnished footpath to carry the raw materials for cultivation and agricultural produce to the connecting road for transporting

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Caritas India facilitated a session for newly ordained Bishops on its Diakonia mission

Fr. Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of Caritas India facilitated a session for the newly ordained Bishops on the theme Caritas India and its Diakonia mission. It was a reflection program organized by CCBI for its Bishops. Twenty-Eight Bishops from across India participated in this program. ‘Diakonia’, as Gods outpouring of selfless love, both a gift and a duty and charitable activities based on compassion is the medium to promote charity and

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Mrs. Gurmit Kaur and Mr. Hardyal Singh (Senior citizen couple) Voluntary returnees from Urmar, Dasuya, Tanda, Hoshiarpur, Punjab cannot be more thankful to ERIN programme and UK Govt for all the support they have received in UK and after having returned to Punjab, in India. The other nine Voluntary Returnees with whom the Monitoring Mission team interacted during the visit in Delhi and Punjab having returned from UK as well as GERMANY echoed the

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Caritas India shares the story of resilience at AMCDRR 2018, Mongolia

Caritas Internationalis members in Asia presented the best practices and experience of Disaster Risk Reduction programs and Building Community Resilience at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2018 held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 3rd  -6th July. This year AMCDRR provided a platform for a wide range of actors. Government ministers and representatives from UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and civil society

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70% flood affected people of Assam and Manipur are suffering from water-borne diseases

The first wave of flood water has started receding in Bishnupur and West Imphal districts of Manipur and Karimganj and Hailakandi districts of Assam, but health issues are looming large in these flood-affected areas. Caritas India along with HCL foundation and Caritas Germany has been conducting medical camps in Manipur and Assam to support the sick. So far, around 3939 affected patients were treated in the flood-hit areas of Manipur and Assam with

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