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In Depth: India


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The Power of Education in India (One-to-One blog, 2 August 2017) Time and again throughout this reporting trip, I’ve been reminded of the importance of education. Kerala has the highest literacy rate of all the Indian states, at over 90 percent of the adult population...

India’s ‘Scheduled Tribes’ (One-to-One blog, 18 May 2017) While doing reporting for ONE in eastern Kerala state (in Idukki province to be exact), I had the privilege to get a closer look at some of India’s “scheduled tribes”...

Report: Religious Persecution Spreading (One-to-One blog, 20 April 2017) “Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years,” the latest annual Pew Research Center report on “Global Restrictions on Religion” began. In 2015, there were “very high” or “high” levels of animosity shown towards religious groups in 40 percent of countries, the report noted, either through restrictive government laws targeting religious groups or violence or harassment toward adherents of specific religions by other members of society...

Saving Kerala’s Children (One-to-One blog, 11 April 2017) Alcoholism strongly afflicts Kerala, reputed to be the heaviest drinking of India’s 29 states. A 2007 report by the Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC)-India, estimated Kerala’s consumption at more than two gallons of pure alcohol per person per year. Other studies suggest rising consumption rates since then — part of a broader trend spanning several decades...

The Destitute Who Are Rich (One-to-One blog, 18 January 2017) The visit to Nat Gali (Dancers’ Lane) last fall was like a scene out of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” The hamlet is part of Deendayalpuri, a resettlement enclave with more than 8,000 families, just 10 miles east of the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. What strike a visitor first are children and flies swarming the place...

“Trying to Bring the Good News of Jesus Where He Has Never Been Known” (One-to-One blog, 13 December 2016) CNEWA’s president Msgr. John E. Kozar recently completed a pastoral visit to northern India, and it’s attracted some attention in the Catholic press...

90 Years, 90 Heroes: Mahinder Singh (One-to-One blog, 10 November 2016) We never cease to be humbled by those we serve who persevere in the face of difficulties and discrimination. One of those people is Mahinder Singh...

A Visit to India: "The Church, While Ancient, Seems So New, Young and Alive" (One-to-One blog, 21 July 2016) CNEWA’s chair, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, recently made a pastoral visit to India with CNEWA president Msgr. John E. Kozar, meeting with leaders of the Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara Catholic Churches and experiencing the richness and diversity of Christianity in India...

"Did I Really Lose My Vocation?" A Former Seminarian Looks Back (One-to-One blog, 24 June 2016) How does a former seminarian feel when asked to write about religious vocation and modern challenges? Not so easy, to say the least. First, he would find most ideas and views very personal, reviving old memories. Second, it would lead him into introspection...

90 Years, 90 Heroes: Benedict Mar Gregorios (One-to-One blog, 28 April 2016) A figure who had a profound effect on the people of India was Benedict Mar Gregorios, the Syro-Malankara Archbishop of Trivandrum. Profiling him in 1992, Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M. wrote of India’s “Renaissance man”...

Witnessing to Love in Kerala’s Home of Hope (One-to-One blog, 14 January 2016) I would never forget my visit to Ashabhavan school in Nedumkandam, a remote village in Kerala, in southwestern India...