2009-2011 CCI Events Feed

See-Judge-Act training module to be published

posted 19 Dec 2010, 20:12 by Stefan Gigacz

Cardijn Community International (CCI) plans to bring out a training module on Cardinal Joseph Cardijn’s time tested See-Judge-Act method. The module is expected to cater to all organisations and congregations within the Church and those outside the Church. 

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.

CCI India Training of Trainers

CCI India Training of Trainers program, 8-10 Dec. 2010

posted 18 Oct 2010, 19:10 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 19 Oct 2010, 00:16 ]

CCI India will hold a Training of Trainers program focusing on "Review of Life through the See-Judge-Act" to be held on 8-10 December 2010 at Salem, Tamil Nadu.

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.

Dear Friends

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 cci.india1@gmail.com before 10th November 2010.

In Solidarity,

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 
Tel. +91-20-65270296 

Youth 4 Change National Youth Conference, Goa, 6-8 January 2011

posted 17 Oct 2010, 23:51 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 18 Oct 2010, 00:04 ]

CCI India is organising a National Youth Conference, Youth 4 Change, to be held in Goa from 6-8 January 2011.

Sub-title of the event is "India Today: Youth, the Church and Social Commitment".

Cost of the conference is 300 rupees. To register, please write to: cci.india1@gmail.com

Full details below. You may also download a PDF version of the file at the bottom of this page.

'Indian Cardijn' emphasizes worker mission

posted 10 Oct 2010, 00:34 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 10 Oct 2010, 07:55 ]

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)

CCI Convenor MJ Ruben introduced Fr Thomas Joseph and Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj

Fr Thomas Joseph Book Launch

CCI International Forum & General Assembly, Bangkok, 23-24 July 2011

posted 4 Oct 2010, 21:42 by Stefan Gigacz

We are happy to inform that the International Forum and General Assembly of the Cardijn Community International (CCI) will be held on the 23rd and 24th July 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Objectives of the General Assembly
  • Getting together all CCI members and Cardijn followers from all over the world
  • To share how the formation in Cardijn movements is motivating our involvement in the present context
  • Sharing and consolidation of testimonies by leaders/animators
  • Have an overview of the global reality and the need for multi-pronged approach
  • To plan for events/activities/campaigns/networking/training/publications/media/resource center, etc. in response to the discovery made
  • Plan to promote Cardijn’s vision, spirituality and methodology (SEE-JUDGE-ACT)
  • Plan for commemoration of 50 years of Vatican II (Vatican II + 50 Project)

International Forum

An international forum on ‘Peace Building towards Sustainable Development’ will be part of the General Assembly.

Who can attend?
  • All CCI members and their team members
  • All those who had been members of Cardijn movements (both leaders and animators) – in brief all Cardijn followers even if they function under different organisations or networks
  • Current leaders/animators from Cardijn movements who wish to be part of our efforts to promote Cardijn


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 cardijncommunity@hotmail.com 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.

Start preparing

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,

In Solidarity,

For International Coordination of CCI,

M. J. Ruben

International Convenor

CCI Philippines inquires into Cardijn impact

posted 4 Oct 2010, 06:38 by Stefan Gigacz

CCI Philippines has launched an inquiry into the impact of Joseph Cardijn and of the See-Judge-Act method on the lives of people.

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 Pune to launch

posted 21 Jul 2010, 20:14 by Stefan Gigacz

CCI Pune will hold its official launch on 29 July 2010 beginning with a special Mass followed by a series of talks and testimonies by CCI members and former Cardijn movement members and chaplains.

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 Sillon and the YCW

posted 20 Jul 2010, 19:33 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 20 Jul 2010, 19:54 ]

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

CCI Australia See-Judge-Act Workshop

posted 12 Jun 2010, 20:48 by Stefan Gigacz

CCI Australia will hold a See-Judge-Act workshop in Adelaide from 8.30am - 4.30pm on Saturday 26 June 2010.

Venue: Cathedral Hall, St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide

Cost: Free and includes lunch.

Vatican 2 @ 50

posted 31 May 2010, 20:41 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 1 Jun 2010, 03:36 ]

The Cardijn Community International has announced a new initiative to commemorate the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council which was held from 1962-65.

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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