Blog

We do welcome blogs from TRACI members and well-wishers. Bloggers use diverse genre of writing and they are very much welcome. These writings are basically theological reflections- writings that reflect the realities of life and events and find their reflections through the Biblical lens. Please do read through and also let us know what your think abouth these reflections.

Practice of Religion under the Constitution

Constitution of India gives every person the right to freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion. Freedom of conscience denotes a person’s right to entertain belief and doctrines concerning matters regarded by the person as conducive to spiritual well being. Conscience also refers to the moral compass guiding the …

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Father Stanislaus Lourduswamy – A Baton of Hope and Life

“But we will still sing in chorus. A caged bird can still sing.” Fr. Stanislaus Lourduswamy  On the Chota Nagpur Plateau of the Indian subcontinent lies a dense and rich forest track, spoken as Jharkhand. The State of Jharakhand is one of the recent States added to the Union of India, carved out of the …

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People of Privilege

Dr. Shantanu Dutta According to a report citing the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, 97 percent of Indians have been left poorer to a greater or lesser degree post Covid[1]. That is most of the Indian population if the estimates are even reasonably accurate. Perhaps some of those reading this are part of this statistic. …

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Even if it may not Passover

The onslaught of the pandemic that began almost fourteen months back has created havoc hitherto unknown to this generation. The lockdown and the ensuing migration of the poor was heartrending and insensitive. Without a relief in sight, the common people were left to fend for themselves and for their loved ones. Today, situations are even …

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When the Angel of Death Comes Knocking

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to innumerable questions. One of the questions among Christians is theological: why has it ravaged the community of faith? In other words, why are followers of Jesus Christ not spared from the sufferings of this terrible pandemic? It’s a question that sounds rather exclusive, selfish and insensitive. But it …

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Causes, Complexities and Consequences

Given momentous disarray to our individual and collective life due to COVID=19, it is worth documenting and examining the causes of the pandemic, its effect, the responses to the virus and the ramifications of the responses. Inquiries into these issues keeping in mind the perspective provided above and an analysis that is shaped by Christian …

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THE PROMISE & POSSIBILITY OF SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION

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PUBLIC THEOLOGY: EXPLORING EXPRESSIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

AS TRACI, we are honoured to publish this Festschrift in honour of Rev.C.B Samuel on his 70th birthday (23rd Aug), written by more that 20 authors from India and abroad and edited by Dr.Bonnie Miriam Jacob. Generally, “public theology discussions have primarily been the domain of the academicians or the theologians and not within the …

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CLIMATE CHANGE: FAITH AND ACTION

TRACI has just released its new Book, CLIMATE CHANGE: FAITH AND ACTION. Nine Scholars from disciplines – Sociology, Philosophy, Theology, Law and Life Science, bring in their perspective on this topic. Papers were presented at the TRACI seminar ‘God’s Humans and Earth: Climate Change and it’s Implications ‘. Edited by Dr K.B Veio Pou, English …

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REBUILDING ANCIENT RUINS

REBUILDING ANCIENT RUINS Dr.Idicheria Ninan The long term impact of the present pandemic and consequent measures to contain it through extended periods of Lock Down and social distancing remains to be unraveled. Though we have endured various disasters, natural and man made, never has there been such a colossal calamity! Covid-19 refused to honor national …

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