Friday, 11 November 2011

Fr. Thomas Joseph launches CCI-India Website

The website of the CCI-India was officially launched by Fr. Thomas Joseph on the eve of Cardinal Cardijn's 129th birth anniversary at Chennai.

Fr. Thomas Joseph started working as a Worker Chaplain in 1950 and has been active in the area of worker apostolate ever since. He is 92 years old and an active supporter of the Cardijn Community International-India. He was the Executive Secretary of the CBCI Labour Commission for over 21 years. He as YCW/CWM Chaplain at various levels.

He launched the website while inaugurating the CCI-India General Assembly which is in session from November 11 to 13 at Pastoral Centre, Chennai.

CCI India is discussing 'CORRUPTION' starting from their own lives with a theme 'CORRUPTION - in and around us'. This study is based on SEE JUDGE ACT method.

At the General Assembly, CCI-India will formulate programs and policies for the coming years which includes an ambitious 3 year project to analyse the implementation of the spirit and decisions of Vatican II.

Titled 'VATICAN II @ 50' the project envisages formation of a national forum comprising lay organisations, religious bodies/congregations, civil society organisations, NGOs, theologians, social activists and interested individuals.

Similar forum is also formed at the international level by CCI.

The national forum will study how far the 'social commitment' of the Church is alive and active since Vatican II besides analysing the role and place of the laity in the Church before placing new demands.

Lay leaders and animators from different parts of India are attending the CCI General Assembly.

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