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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Reason to rejoice with Ruzean

Girish Santiago, SJ (GUJ)



In the month of January 2014, I was visiting various educational centres of our Christian organizations in the four dioceses of Gujarat, India.  Primarily I had to interview a few students with disabilities and non-disabilities, their parents and principals, in order to assess the impact of the inclusive education in their respective educational institutions.


I reached to interview the English medium students of St. Anne school, Kalol, in Gandhinagar Archdiocese. While an interview was on, the concern filled Principal Sr. Sissy Scaria, approached me with a mother and her child and said, "Father, this 12 year old Ruzean is our student. She cannot hear and speak. She...

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