Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catholics at Kumbh spread peace message - Ajay IMS

A group of Catholic religious are spreading the message of peace and communal harmony through theatre at the ongoing Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.

Father Anand Mathew of the Indian Missionary Society (IMS), based in the neighbouring city of Varanasi, is leading a group of theatre artistes to spread awareness about health, religious tolerance and social harmony during the mega event, which comes after every 12 years.

Eight artistes belonging to Prerana Kala Manch, the theatre wing of Fr. Anand’s Vishwa Jyoti (Light of the World) Communication are performing street plays and stage plays on the major bathing days during this religious fair, which would culminate on March 10

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Media Training for Priests, Brothers, Religious

Media Training for Priests, Brothers, Religious

On January 24th, 2013 – the Feast of St. Francis de Sales (the Patron Saint of Journalists and Writers) – Vatican released Pope Benedict’s message for the 47th World Communication Day. The theme of this year’s message is – “Social Networks: Portals of Truth and Faith; new spaces for evangelization.
The Pope challenges everyone to appreciate the potential of social media sites and urges believers, in this Year of Faith to consider how their presence on these networks can help spread the Gospel Message of God’s love and the values of human dignity to all people.

Keeping in mind the growing demands to keep oneself in communication with the others effectively, Jeevan Darshan and Gurjarvani has organized a 10-day workshop: Media Training.

This course is meant for those in formation or those who already work in parish, mission school or social centers. The course will equip the participants to use the media in its best way. We are aiming to impart scientific knowledge and professional skill in mass communication. The subjects are following: Basics of communication, Media education, Film Appreciation, Sound recording, Radio programmes, Digital photography, Videography, The World of Documentary Films, Use of internet, Making power-point programmes, Creating Personal Blog etc.

Details of the Media Training Workshop
Starts on 23rd April (evening) - Ends on 4th May (morning)
Course Fees: Rs. 5500/- only. (board & lodge inclusive)
Registration Fee: Rs. 500/-

Limited seats for better attention to each of the participants. Register your seat before 28th February.

Register your name with:
Fr. Ashok Vaghela SJ                        Fr. Chandresh Christi
Gurjarvani                                         Jeevan Darshan
St. Xavier’s College Campus,           5 Camp   PB 2096
Ahmedabad – 380 009                      Vadodara – 390 002
Cell Phone: 9427312342                  Cell Phone:9978065275
Email id:         Email id:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

ભજનસંધ્યા on 26th Jan 2013, Loyola all Ahmedabad

Some of the best singers of Ahmedabad diocese were invited to sing for an evening with devotional songs called Bhajan Sandhya ભજનસંધ્યા  on 26th Jan 2013 at Loyola Hall Auditorium. The programme was organised by Indian catholic Youth Association of Ahmedabad diocese whose diocesan co-ordinator is Fr Paresh Parmar.
The music orchestra was from Nadiad, conducted by Mr Ajay Vaghela
Highly talented young girls and boys sang old and new compositions of Gujarati songs accompanied by the professionally conducted orchestra.
Bishop Thomas also sang  - હે ભગવાન  તવ શાંતિનું ...[ prayer of St Francis Assisi ]   with great devotion

Pope's Twitter account

Vatican defends pope's Twitter account despite attacks

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 24) defended the pope's choice to open a Twitter account even if it exposes him to insults and online abuse.

"Twitter is a secular reality ... but we prefer to be present rather than stay away from something just to avoid a risk," said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, head of the Vatican's department for social communications, during the launch of the annual papal message for World Communications Day.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gurjarvani received a citation at Cinema of resistance Film Festival

Gurjarvani received a citation at Cinema of resistance Film Festival organized at Natarani from 18th to 20th Jan 2013.
Gurjarvani has a number Audio and video productions to guide people towards a more just and prosperous society.
For details ask for a catalog or access the catalog from our website.
Gurjarvani with other NGOs organized Film festivals on the theme of Social Justice three times in the past three years.