Philip Mathew is a journalist based in Bangalore, southern India. He edits Asia Pacific Ecumenical News and writes for Matters India, a news portal that collaborates with GSR and focuses on religious and social issues. He is a former staff of the Christian Conference of Asia in Hong Kong and a former managing editor of the ecumenical paper People’s Reporter.
Sr. Christin Mary coordinates the National Domestic Workers' Movement, which champions the rights of domestic workers, including children and migrants. She spoke to GSR about her work with the movement.
Sr. Anthonysami Alphonsa, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, has worked for 20 years among Dalit people — the "untouchables" in India's caste system — in rural areas and small towns.
Students who have physical, mental, developmental or intellectual disabilities get education and skills to lead an independent life at Asha Deepam, a school run by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Trichy, India.
In multicultural India, "interreligious initiatives are not a luxury, but an indispensable obligation of every citizen," says Sr. Gracy Vadakara, Indian provincial of the Daughters of the Church.