Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims observe August 10th across the country as a day to highlight and protest the denial of the fundamental constitutional rights to them for the last seventy years!Read more
For more than one hundred thirty years, Jackman Memorial Mission Hospital in India has provided high-quality healthcare in the Bilaspur community. Located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, it is situated in middle of the town, spreading across five acres of land. Jackman Memorial Hospital was founded in 1885 with the presence of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) mission co-workers. Today, the Jackman Hospital runs the Jarvis-Harnar School of Nursing, provides in-patient and out-patient procedures, cutting-edge diagnostic equipment, and offers spiritual care at the Hope Chapel located on the Hospital Campus.Read more
Global Ministries shares the most recent newsletter from the Family Village Farm, Child and Elder Sponsorship partner in India. The newsletter includes highlights such as the reunion of Alums, where they continued their collective commitment to sponsor 16 children currently living at the Family Village Farm. The newsletter shares a story of a child who grew up at Family Village Farm and has now graduated from the Christian Medical College and is now an emergency nurse. Also included are pictures and updates on how Family Village Farm is responding to COVID-19 and recent visitors prior to the pandemic, including a visit from Catherine Nichols, Executive for Global Ministries Mission Personnel and Vice President of the Division of Overseas Ministries.Read more
On July 26, Lady Doak College in Madurai, India celebrated Founder's Day with a special video tribute. The video shares photos and stories about the life and work of Katie Wilcox, a Mission Co-worker of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions (ABCFM), a predecessor mission body of what today is Global Ministries. Toward the end of the video, the celebration includes photos and videos Lady Doak College looks like today both prior to COVID-19 and updates on what the College is doing today during the pandemic.
Lady Doak College was founded in 1946, and became autonomous in 1978. With now over 4,000 young women enrolled in classes, the school continues to receive awards and honors for their academic and social achievements.Read more
by Dr. Dhyanchand Carr, Madurai, India
Thousands of migrant workers were forced to go back home bereft of living needs in the context of COVID-19. Lockdown was suddenly imposed on several million in India. In our state alone there were 1.2 million migrant workers from underdeveloped states like Odisha and Bihar. They came as contract labor workers, which is virtually a system of bonded labor.Read more
In the June 2020 newsletter from the Diocese of Durgapur of the Church of North India, there are updates on the various responses to COVID-19 in the community.
The newsletter shares an update on the Anti-Human Trafficking program, which has been offering relief to migrant workers returning from neighboring states and have been placed in quarantine centers for 14 days upon arrival back to Durgapur. Additionally, the Diocese of Durgapur newsletter shares on how they have been providing kits of food, soap, and presents for children at the safe homes of the Diocese, as well as several other responses within the community.Read more
Jayaraj, 59, and his son Fenix, 31, were arrested and subjected to brutal torture that resulted in death, in Tuticorin, South India on June 19, 2020 by the Sathankulam police in Tuticorin, South India. Their offense was violating coronavirus lockdown rules by keeping their mobile phone store open 15 minutes beyond curfew.Read more
Sermey Thoesam School is a Child and Elder Sponsorship center located in Karnataka, India. The school was founded in 1976 under the guidance of the re-established Sera-Mey Monastery. The school provides full-time education for children from families living in challenging circumstances, orphans, and newly arrived refugees from Tibet. Today, there are now more than 300 students, aged from 5 to 17 years, who receive formal education using Tibetan and Hindi languages to prepare students for future opportunities.Read more
UPDATE JUNE 10
Bombay Urban Industrial League for Development (BUILD), India is an organization that works tirelessly for the “pavement dwellers” in and around Mumbai, India5214. “Pavement dweller” is a term used to identify people that do not have a home that they either rent space in or own. They don’t all live outside on the pavement as this term implies. They live in slums, abandoned buildings, unused rail stations, and makeshift camps.Read more