Society News

Pursuit of Justice – A Prophetic Response in India

Medical Mission Sister Babita Kumari Das recently spoke at the National Lawyers Forum Conference in New Delhi on empowering Dalits, an Indian caste group that has suffered notable discrimination, even within the Catholic Church. Priests and religious lawyers gathered for the first time to reflect on the theme: Pursuit of Justice – A Prophetic Response in India.

Medical Mission Sisters visit the cyclone hit area in South India

Sisters Rosamma Vadakethalackal and Mini Amalolbhaven recently visited the families affected by the Ochki cyclone which struck South India in early December. Thirteen fishermen remain missing. Sisters Rosamma and Mini also participated in a march urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide relief and enact preventative measures for the future. The Sisters observed that “families, relatives and the entire neighborhood join the affected in their pain and suffering by being together, sharing, serving meals and praying together.”

MMS response to economic crisis in Venezuela

Against the backdrop of Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis, Medical Mission Sister Maigualida Riera continues her role of helping to run a Solidarity Kitchen in Barquisimeto. With inflation now above 1,000 %, her kitchen spends in one month what was previously spent in a year for food. Sister Maigualida shares, “We remain hopeful that one day this crisis will finish. Meanwhile we want to continue offering a space, a hand, a word, and we want to continue saving lives.”