Wisdom of Life



Dalits are always denied of the right to education, property, development and participation. Caste is among the most barefaced attempt in the history of mankind to institutionalize inequality with the religious and philosophical foundation. To address and discuss the situation of the Dalit Christians in south Asian countries, and churches reaction/response to it, the CBCI has organized two days (13-14 Feb,2019) Conference on Dalit Christians under

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Children and Adults Partner for Child Rights

"We need to bell the 'cat', by addressing the issues children face”, voiced Fr. Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of Caritas India, at the inauguration of CATS Asia launch, at Asia Plateau, Panchgani, Maharashtra, on February 11, 2019. The launch witnessed a confluence of children from different parts of the country, and delegates from Asian countries.   The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) talks about four pillars

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Building Capacity of Smallholder Farmers for a Collective action

When the whole world is working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable development, the need to strengthen smallholder farmers becomes more pertinent. Indian’s soaring economy is based on its agriculture base and smallholder farmers contribute 70% of its total production. Hence, it is imperative to work for smallholder improvement in terms of

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Now, I have a sustainable source of income

Madi is a remote hamlet under Manki village located in Honavar Taluka of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Manki is considered one of the largest village in Karnataka and second largest in India with dense forest and hefty mountains. Karwar Diocesan Development Council (KDDC) the partner organization of Caritas India is working in this area for the upliftment of marginalized women through ‘Self Help Group- Income Generation Programme (SHG-IGP)

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Making significant change through DRR

Radha Devi, a farmer by profession lives with her family at Araha village of Supaul District in Bihar. Supaul is India’s most flood-prone area where 76 percent of the population constantly lives under the recurring threat of flood. River Kosi, “the sorrow of Bihar” continues to bring a lot of misery through extensive flooding almost every year. Like other farmers, Radha’s family and livelihood depend on agriculture from the small cultivable

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“Peace is possible” with Community based approach

India-Pakistan relations and the challenges largely dependent on foreign policy factors and military strategic issues but the peacebuilding initiatives can start at the country level to reduce the strife between the inland community at the border areas. An appropriate rapport-building can be the entry point for a long-term developmental activity through systematic community mobilization. Peace and security are indispensable pillars for social development

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Caritas India participates in the “Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment”

The world is on track to end the epidemics of these three diseases. Globally, HIV is the leading cause of early death among women ages 15 – 49 years. A total of 37.6 million people live with HIV, and 1.8 million new infections are added annually. TB is the world’s leading infectious disease, with over 10 million new cases each year and an estimated 1.8 million deaths annually.  Malaria-infected an estimated 219 million cases in 2017, killing

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5th International Day of Prayers and Awareness against Human Trafficking

On dated 8th February 2019, we the family of Caritas India came together to be the part of 5th International day of prayer and awareness against Human Trafficking, it is a day to show our solidarity and prayer towards the victim of human trafficking and its survivor. This day is intended to raise awareness and encourage reflection on the violence and injustice that impact victims of human trafficking. Why 8th February? It is the day commemorating

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