January 2017

Call to action to respect women

Meidcal Mission Sisters in Hajipur, Patna, North India called for a solidarity action when a young dalit girl was raped, murdered and thrown into a gutter, in a government run hostel in Bihar, India. The fear was that neither the police nor the local authorities would take any action against those involved in this action.

Marking Migration Week

Medical Mission Sisters join with the larger Church in marking National Migration Week.  Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of ‘encounter’ in the Christian faith saying, “Faith is an encounter with Jesus, and we must do what Jesus does:  encounter others.”   Our Sisters in London are reaching out to the refugees pouring into the UK from Syria and other parts of the world, in addition to caring for their homeless neighbors.

Intercultural Sharing

In Phulgaon, India MMS have been a part of the ISHWARI Centre, the Institution for the Services of Handicrafts and Women’s Awareness of Rural Initiatives for many years. Started in 1990, this program aims to help economically deprived and physically handicapped women to become aware of their potential and to lead better lives. It offers training in crafts, sewing and tailoring, cooking, personality development and citizenship rights.