Category Archives: Asia

Autonomy for Adivasi women

Lohardaga is a small district in Jharkhand State, mostly inhabited by Adivasi, tribal people living mainly from agriculture and forest products, but also from seasonal migration in times when food…

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Rejoice with the class of 2019

“Go forth and set the world on fire” were the words with which St Ignatius of Loyola sent St Francis Xavier off on his missionary work in Asia. This too…

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Surviving the camps

Nearly a million Rohingya were expelled from Myanmar last year, forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. The Rohingya tribe, a Muslim ethnic group, has settled for centuries in the Burmese-Bengali…

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Workers in a tea field, Darjeeling

The women fighting trafficking in India

Jesuit Missions’ Director, Paul Chitnis, meets women in India faced with poverty and exploitation.  Darjeeling, with its vast tea plantations nestling against the sloping foothills of the Himalayas, is a…

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