Friday, 3 January 2020

Cardijn Community India takes a new avatar

Cardijn Community India (CC India) in its 5th National Council held in Bangalore from 22nd to 24th November 2019 declared itself as a networking community of people and a civil society organisation working for sustainable development.

In order to pave way for the structure to be simple and in tune with reality, CCI India as a registered body under Societies Act was dissolved.

Accordingly, the erstwhile national team, national council, chapters and the position of direct members too were dissolved to enable a new type of structure to take place. 

It was resolved that Educate,  Serve and Represent will be the motto of CC India based on Review of Life.

The national council after deliberations for 3 days decided on the new structures for Cardijn Community India.

General Council: is the supreme governing body of CC India. All members who have paid regular membership fee become part of the General Council. 

Central Council: comprises of chapters and the national secretariat with a proportionate number of members without chapters.

National Secretariat: comprises the Chairperson, Secretary cum Treasurer and Animators/Collaborators. The National Secretariat is chosen by the General Council of all members of CC India 

Perspectives for the next two years

Educate,  Serve and Represent will be the motto of CC India based on Review of Life.

Extension to new areas and Training on Review of Life (ROL) and Social Media will be the focus for the coming years.

Campaigns and study programs will be organised on 'Ecology' and specifically on 'Laudato Si'.

Representative action to focus on 'Climate justice' and gender balance in Parliament and Legislatures with reservation for women members.

Membership drive

Everyone including the members till the National Council have to pay a membership fee afresh directly to the National Secretariat and register themselves as members beginning from 1st January 2020 and before 31st January 2020. A list of members enrolled will be announced by February 2020. 

Only the members enlisted by the National Secretariat shall be deemed as CC India members. 

National Secretariat 

To conduct the whole process of membership drive and formation of General Council and Central Council, only the National Secretariat was unanimously decided.

Glynis Joseph was chosen as the new Chairperson of Cardijn Community India. Secretary cum Treasurer and Collaborators/Resource persons will be decided upon in due course.

Fr. Joseph Susainathan continues to be the National Animator. Fr. S. Servatius, International Chaplain of CCI and Ruben Joseph, CCI International Coordinator shall be part of the National Secretariat.

More information could be obtained from the National Secretariat on request.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Bishop of Pune to inaugurate CCI New Pentecost Ecology Event

As part of the CCI international plan to observe New Pentecost 2018 with the theme 'Ecology', Cardijn Community India (CCI) is organising the Symposium in Pune.
A detailed study of  Pope Francis's encyclical on environment,  'Laudato Si' with detailed explanation by Fr. Rayappa Kasi, renowned Ecologist is planned for Pentecost Sunday, May 20 this year.

Bishop Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune will inaugurate the one day Ecological Symposium with the theme "Let's care for our common home".
It is to be noted that CCI from its inception has declared 'harmony between humanity and nature' as one of its mission goals and has been promoting 'ecological education'.
The symposium is open to all the people of Pune irrespective of their faith.
Members of Pune chapter of Cardijn Community India are working towards making this a landmark event in Pune.
We expect all lay organisations in Pune to extend their solidarity to this event.
All nature lovers, environmentalists and ecologists in and around Pune are requested to partner with CCI Pune in this endeavour to sensitise the people of Pune on the need to protect creation.

See-Judge-Act method is Cardijn's gift to the Church, says Bishop Nazarene Susai

"See Judge Act methodology is a great gift of Cardijn to the Church" said Bishop Nazarene Susai while inaugurating the Training Program on Review of Life organised by Cardijn Community India (CCI) at Nagercoil on 2nd March 2018.
Addressing the trainees and CCI leaders, Bishop Nazarene Susai, Bishop of Kottar Diocese narrated the life of Cardijn and stressed on the spirituality of Cardijn which is the need of the hour.
Father Augustin Ponnian, former IYCW international chaplain expressed his happiness on the efforts of CCI to promote the review of life process through See Judge Act.
The 3 day intensive training course on ROL was held from 3rd to 5th March 2018 at Nagercoil.
34 participants from different parts of India representing YCS, YCW, CWM, CCI and ICYM took part in the training which started with a field study to fisher folk village, cashew factory, rubber estate and urban reality to SEE the reality in various sectors.
Rev. Dr. X. D. Selvaraj, Theologian presented an analysis of the socio, economic, political and cultural reality within the context of the training module which was adopted.
Ruben Joseph, CCI international coordinator who was the trainer, presented elaborately different components of SEE JUDGE ACT, Review of Life and Evaluation with practical inputs for each component and easy to understand ways of adhering the method.
The participants felt that the training was an eye opener for them which would help in their day to day commitment.
They also felt that the Cardijn movements in India should come together to launch common actions and campaigns and urged Cardijn Community India (CCI) to spearhead the move.


Friday, 16 February 2018

Kottar Bishop to inagurate CCI training on Review of Life

Most Rev. Nazarene Soosai, Bishop of Kottar will inaugurate the 4 day intensive training course on 'Review of Life' (ROL) conducted by the Cardijn Community India (CCI) on Friday, 2nd March 2018.

Lay leaders and animators from YCS/YSM, YCW, CWM, CCI, ICYM and MIJARC from different parts of India will undergo this training aimed as a capacity building measure for 'change makers' and 'multipliers'.

The time tested Cardijn methodology SEE JUDGE ACT adopted by Cardijn movements over the decades will be studied in depth at this event.

The See Judge Act methodology was adopted by Pope John XXIII in his Mater et Magistra and subsequently by the church in most of the documents of Vatican II. Pope Francis in his encyclical on 'Laudato Si' has used this methodology in the renowned document on caring for our common home, the earth.

Rev. Dr. X. D. Selvaraj, the renowned Theologian and activist priest will be one of the trainers who will present an analysis of the social reality.

Field visits to fishing villages, rubber plantation, cashew industry and urban areas will be part of the training which will be held at the Animation Centre, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District.


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Cardinal Oswald Gracias to head Catholic church in India

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay and one of the advisers of Pope Francis has been elected as the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI).

With the election, Cardinal Gracias created history as the first Church leader to head the Church in Asia as well in India.

Cardinal Gracias is the president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) and Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), the episcopal body of the Latin rite prelates in the country.

He is one of the eight cardinals Pope Francis chose on April 13, 2013, to advise him on the management of the Universal Church and reformation of the Vatican Curia.

Cardijn Community India (CCI) congratulates Cardinal Gracias on his election as the President of the CBCI and look forward to his vibrant stewardship in building a sustainable church of the poor in India.

CCI conveys its gratitude to the outgoing President of CBCI, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis for his outstanding leadership during his tenure.

Cardinal Cleemis while meeting the leaders of CCI had encouraged us in our work as a lay apostolate network. He was to have inaugurated the CCI international conference in December 2015 at Mamallapuram, Chengalpattu diocese which was postponed due to the floods and deluge at that time.


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Fr. Joseph Susainathan - the new National Chaplain of Cardijn Community India (CCI)

Father Joseph Susainathan of Bangalore Archdiocese has been appointed as the National Chaplain of Cardijn Community India (CCI) for a period of 3 years with effect from 1st January 2018.

We place on record our sincere thanks to the Archbishop of Bangalore Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras for having permitted Fr. Joseph Susainathan to work as National Chaplain (non-fulltime) of Cardijn Community India (CCI).
Born on 14th May 1964, Fr Joe Susainathan was ordained a priest on 15th May 1990.
He is the parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hosekote, Bangalore.
Fr Joe Susainathan is a Cardijn priest. Right from the time of his ordination, he has been the Diocesan Director of YCS/YSM for 9 years; after a gap of some years, he has been appointed Diocesan Director of YCS/YSM from 2016 onwards.
He was also the Chaplain of the YCW, Bangalore from 2001 to 2003.
Fr. Joe Susainathan has travelled widely to many countries to attend international gatherings.
Cardijn Community India (CCI) welcomes Father Joe Susainathan in its fold and is looking forward to working with him to promote Cardijn's spirituality, vision and methodology.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Intensive Training Course on Review of Life (ROL)

Cardijn Community India (CCI) announced an Intensive Training Course on ROL to be conducted from the 2nd to 5th March 2018 at the Animation Centre, Nagercoil, Kanniyakumari District.

This certificate training course is open for CCI members, current and former members of other Cardijn movements (YCS/YSM, YCW, CWM, CFM & MIJARC) who wish to be 'change makers'.

This rapid course offers the possibility for the participants to experience community living, field visits for on the spot study (See) in factories, fishing community, market place, rural areas, urban centres and other areas.

The in-house training also offers theoretical classes on ROL, See-Judge-Act methodology and inputs on reality in India (and at the international level) and the responses by different groups, communities and organisations by experts.

The participants will be part of the evolution of a training module which they can use in their organisations and communities thus becoming trainers and multipliers.

Keeping in tune with the type of training, only limited seats will be available.

A subsidized registration fee will be charged.

At a time when many feel Cardijn movements are no more relevant in the contemporary reality, it is a good opportunity for the Cardijn movements to train their leaders and animators.

Those interested may contact Cardijn Community India for more details.