Dear PCF Friends,
You may have started thinking about and organizing the Summer Programme-2017 for your Scholastics. On behalf of the Assistancy, I wish to offer three important programmes which are the outcome of the Inter-ministerial Collaboration among Social Action, Education and Development. Kindly include in your planning and send Scholastics to attend these.
The Programmes are placed at the end of this letter.
1. WORKSHOP ON CRITICAL THINKING ON CONTEMPORARY INDIA:
As a follow-up of the JCSA Meeting conducted in February 2016 at Secunderabad in the presence of the former General Fr. Adolfo on the theme, "Intellectual Apostolate: A Learned Approach to Jesuit Ministries", the Centre for Culture and Development at Vadodara, Gujarat has organized a workshop on "Critical Thinking on Contemporary India". Kindly send two or more Scholastics to attend from your Province/Region. This is also in line with the letter of Fr.Adolfo to the whole Society on Intellectual Apostolate which should be the concern of not merely those who are involved in the educational institutions secular or religious, but that of every Jesuit.
2. COURSE ON SOCIO-CULTURAL ANALYSIS:
To prepare our young men to meet the mission challenges of the 21st century, ours should be exposed to deep and professional Socio-Cultural Analysis of our societies. Without that ours will not be able to respond adequately and offer quality service to the needs of our mission. By the time ours reach theology, it is highly desirable that they should have undergone such a course. Therefore on behalf of the Assistancy, Indian Social Institute of Bangalore has come forward with their revamped workshop on this. I suggest that you send to this course your scholastics who have done the first year of Philosophy. It will help them later on in their regency, higher studies and theology. Kindly send to this workshop some scholastics from your Province/Region.
3. WORKSHOP ON TRAINING IN DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES & SKILLS:
In order to prepare competent men for the development of our provinces, the Assistancy Development Office (ADO) is offering a workshop on "Training in Development Perspectives and Skills ". The formation program of the Province/Region should promote the training of scholastics and junior priests for development of benefactor relations and the administration of projects NC 391 §1; IAG [302,303]. Training should include: a) Spirituality of fundraising b) Relationship with benefactors
c) Management of resources d) Skills in managing projects and reporting/accountability. By this time your provincial and you would have spotted among your formees who would be fit for this ministry of Province Development. Kindly send such scholastics to this programme, preferably from the regents or theologians and not from the previous stages.
The dates, venues, course fees, the contact person with the concept of these workshops are found in the attachments. This is one of the ways of equipping our formees with ministerial skills. Kindly do collaborate to equip our Scholastics with these needed ministerial skills for their future apostolates.
Fraternally,RAJ IRUDAYA, S.J. Assistancy Delegate for Formation (ADF), South Asia Jesuit Residence
225 Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110003, India Mobile: 09444453217 Official ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIO-CULTURAL ANALYSIS COURSE / WORKSHOP
This Course/Workshop is being envisaged and organized on the basis of Analysis, Awareness and Action pedagogy to take a critical stock of the prevailing situations in the fields of social, economic, political and religious situations in our country. Keeping this objective in view, we have worked out a few relevant themes for the workshop. Since the time of the BJP has come to the main realm of Indian scenario and affairs mainly in the political arena a lot of disturbing elements are taking place. The very Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic nature of our country is at stake. The preamble of our constitution which guarantees Justice (of social, economic and political), Liberty (of thought, expression, belief, faith, and worship), Equality (of status and opportunity) and Fraternity (of the dignity of the individuals and the unity and integrity of the nation) is becoming a distant dream for the ordinary people of our country. Their Hindutva ideology seems to be the driving force for all their decisions- making processes and execution of their hidden policies. An integrated view of the situations is desired to be achieved through this workshop.
II. COURSE SCHEME
THE BIG PICTURE
The three main pictures that emerge in the post independent and Neo Economic context
1: Gender context
a) Gender issues – systems of power and subordination
b) Gender discrimination – public and private
2: Socio – Economic context
a) Caste as the foundation of Indian social institutions and set up
b) Issues of caste and anti-caste people – Dalit, Adivasi
c)How economics is basically built on the caste system
d) Migration, national education policy, demonetization
e) Globalization and privatization vis-à-vis the marginalized and minorities
a) Religion and politics nexus
b) Cultural nationalism – cow politics, moral policing, nationalism, beef politics,
4: Alternative Discourses
a) Movements – Marxist, Gandhian, Ambedkarite, Mahatma Phule
b) Religious and cultural movements – from Dalits and Adivasis – Sri Narayana Guru, Iyyangali, Periyar, Basavanna, etc.
c) People’s Movements – NBA, Tribal Movements against land minding in tribal belt, movements against land acquisition, etc.
5: Media and Alternative Media
a) Mainline media – the voice of the state and dominant section- the political, the corporate and commercialized
b) Alternative media – social media, popular media, subaltern media, etc.
These are some of the main areas that we discuss and discourse in the Social – Cultural Analysis course.
DATES: 18-30, April 2017
VENUE: INDIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTE, Bangalore
III. FEE STRUCTURE
The rest will follow in the month of February –March, 2017.
Contact Person:Fr. Jayaseelan Arockiam SJ HOD, Human Rights and Training Unit. Indian Social Institute, Bangalore email@example.com Mob: 09440183106
WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES AND SKILLS
Jointly organised by Formation Commission and JESA
Assistancy Development Office
Development work in the Society of Jesus is a service to the poor for their empowerment and freedom. This is a ministry performed in faith, proceeding from Ignatian discernment, and done with a humble heart. The global economic scenario is changing rapidly and calls for more organized and professional efforts at resource mobilization.
a) Spirituality of fundraising
b) Relationship with benefactors
c) Management of resources
d) Skills in managing projects and reporting/accountability.
Dates: 1-7 May 2017 (both days inclusive)
Venue: Indian Social Institute, Bangalore
Course Fees: Rs 6000/- (inclusive of board & lodging,
course fees, stationery & field visits)
Contact Person: Fr. Siji Noorokariyil (PAT) Coordinator, PDD & ADD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 090066 52021/09430888479