2009-2011 CCI Events Feed
Inaugurating the three day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Review of Life through See-Judge-Act at Salem on Wednesday, December 8, the Bishop of Salem Most Rev. Singarayar highlighted the call of Vatican II for increased lay participation. While acknowledging the effectiveness of See-Judge-Act method in the life and action of the individuals and the community, he stressed the need for participatory evaluation.
Families are no more the recipients of the Church but they have become the subjects of pastoral action, he said.
The 3 daCardijn Community Internationaly TOT was attended by selected lay leaders and animators including Fr. Thomas Joseph, 91, YCW and CWM chaplain since 1950 and former Executive Secretary to the CBCI Commission for Labour.
M. J. Ruben, CCI International Convenor facilitated the training.
According to Xavier Anthony, President of CCI-India, a training module on See-Judge-Action will be published soon. “The module will be the first of its kind at the international level”, he added.
The program will also include a module on "Preparation of Training". Full details available here.
Venue for the event is the Epiphany Centre, Omalur Main Road, Arisipalayam, Salem-636009
The CCI India National Team have issued the following letter inviting people to register for the event. The invitation letter and detailed program may also be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
There will be a 3 day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Review of Life to bring out a ‘Training Module’ on See-Judge-Act at the above venue at Salem from Wednesday, 8th to Friday 10th December 2010.
* To enable Review of Life become a way of life
* To refresh/recollect memories/lived experiences in the Cardijn movements
* To bring out a training module by practical adaptation of the methodology to suit all types of groups and situations
Who can attend?
The training is limited to CCI National and International Team members and selected leaders of CCI, selected key leaders and animators from YCS, YCW and CWM.
The participants should be those who are in the capacity of training others in their organisations.
A registration fee of Rs.1000/- will be charged towards food, accommodation and documentation.
The organisations deputing participants should give full background of the participants like experience in the movement, type of involvement and experience in conducting review of life.
Send in your request for registration to: The National Secretary, CCI-India at the above address or email to email@example.com before 10th November 2010.
Xavier Anthony, National President
Monica Mascarenhas, National Secretary
Rev. Fr. M. C. Michael, National Collaborator
Cardijn Community International (CCI) - India
486/A, Elphinstone Road, Khadki, Pune-411003, Maharashtra, India
CCI India is organising a National Youth Conference, Youth 4 Change, to be held in Goa from 6-8 January 2011.
Chennai's veteran worker chaplain Father Thomas Joseph, 91, has released a new book calling for a renewed emphasis on training lay people for their mission in the world.
Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj, DD of Madras-Mylapore Archdiocese launched Father Joseph's new book ‘Christian Workers in Action’ in Chennai Saturday.
The book deals with the reality of the working class, working class spirituality, social teachings of the Church, See-Judge-Act methodology of Cardijn and guidelines to animators of worker movements within the Church.
Inspired by Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, founder of the International Young Christian Workers, Father Joseph engaged in the worker apostolate from the time of his ordination in 1949.
Beginning as chaplain to the Madras YCW, he later became national chaplain of the Christian Workers movement. He served as executive secretary to the Catholic Bishops Conference of India Labour Commission for 21 years from 1974.
In this capacity, he lobbied the Indian government for legislation on domestic workers, unorganized workers, migrant workers, bonded labourers, child workers and Sri Lankan refugees in India.
He also emphasized justice for Church workers, publishing his landmark ‘Personnel in Church Related Institutions’ on service conditions for the employees.
At the age of 91, Fr Thomas Joseph is still active and as Spiritual Father in Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai he is conducting classes on the workers’ realities and the mission of the Church.
The book is the first publication of Cardijn Media which released Fr Joseph's book as a tribute to the 'Indian Cardijn'.
Worker Chaplain, 91, authors Book on Worker Apostolate (CCI Media Release)
Objectives of the General Assembly
An international forum on ‘Peace Building towards Sustainable Development’ will be part of the General Assembly.
Who can attend?
Delegates to the CCI International Forum and General Assembly 2011 can register their names through their national/regional CCI groups or directly with the International Convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org or by snail mail to the above address.
A token solidarity registration fee will be collected at the venue.
The travel expenses to reach the venue shall be borne by the individual delegates.
Accommodation and food will be provided to the delegates from dinner on 22nd July 2011 till lunch on the 25th July 2011.
Accommodation and food at the above venue shall be made available till the evening of 26th July 2011 for those who wish to stay at a minimal cost.
We welcome all CCI members and Cardijn followers to the CCI IF&GA 2011 at Bangkok to celebrate Cardijn and his heritage.
We suggest that you look for offers from budget airlines and book your tickets online immediately.
The agenda and preparatory documents will be sent in due course.
Watch out for more details in our website www.cardijn.info
Hoping to hear from you,
For International Coordination of CCI,
M. J. Ruben
An online inquiry form has been posted enabling people to share their own experience of the use of the see-judge-act in their own lives and communities.
The objective of the survey is to discover how people who have experienced the Cardijn movements have applied its methodology in their lives subsequently.
"This is an inquiry to take a closer look at the impact of Joseph Cardinal Cardijn on people," the survey explains.
"Where are they now? What happened after being young and active?
"To trace those who were immersed in the review of life methodology, let us see what they are doing NOW."
The inquiry can be viewed at the following location:
CCI India National Secretary, Monica Mascarenhas, a former Vice-President of the World Movement of Christian Workers, has led the Pune initiative.
The CCI India National Team will also meet in Pune on 29-30 July.
More details: cci.india1 at gmail.com
The 25 August 2010 marks two significant historical dates for the Cardijn movements.
It is the centenary of the letter of Pope Pius X to the French bishops, Our Apostolic Mandate, dated 25 August 1910, which led to the sacrificial closure of the Sillon movement of Marc Sangnier.
It is also the 75th anniversary of the first international congress of the YCW held in Brussels on 25 August 1935.
CCI will join with CCI Philippines to commemorate these anniversaries on Saturday 21 August 2010.
It will be a gathering of friends from the Cardijn movements.
For some historical background on the Sillon and the YCW, click here.
Date: August 21, 2010
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Venue: Asian Social Institute
Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila
At its General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, CCI adopted a plan for a three year program from 2012-2015 to examine the social commitment of the Church and the lay movements today in the light of Vatican II.
The role of Cardijn at Vatican II will also be examined as part of the program.
More details coming.
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