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Finding motivation for Adivasi youth and community in Bagdogra: Thoughts from Bishop Vincent Aind

15 February 2020
Bishop Vincent Aind, Diocese of Bagdogra: “I would dare to think we have to seek opportunity here, without migrating far away. While one may earn better – such as in Kerala where they can earn two to three times what they earn here - there are many other evil consequences of migrating. So I would like to think boldly that we have to seek opportunity here.”

Raiza Javier Tea or chai is a staple part of daily life in India, the second largest producer of tea in the world. As the most popular drink in the country, tea does not only bring people together for refreshment around the table, but also in plantations away from their ancestral land. Such is the...
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Industrialists in Brussels and forest dwellers in Gujarat on enterprise and environmental costs: Two moments, one world

9 December 2019
Tea-drinking in Zadoli village in the Nadami district of Gujarat state with the Adivasi community whose traditional home is in the forests of the central plains of India. (Photo credit: R Javier)

Edmond Grace SJ Two very different groups, one in Brussels and one in the forests of Gujarat in India, have given me a lot to think about on the role of business in the care of our common home. On 25 September, I was standing on the balcony of the sixth floor overlooking the...
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Encouraging a deeper sense of community and connectedness in Adivasi land: A conversation with Archbishop Felix Toppo

23 November 2019
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Raiza Javier For Indigenous Peoples of India, known as tribals or Adivasis, titles do not only hold the name of their family, but are also the ties that bind them to the land. For example, Archbishop Felix Toppo of the Archdiocese of Ranchi shared that his name toppo is the name of a nightingale. Titles...
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