India’s largest University sets up chair on Mother Teresa
Catholic World News - February 16, 2011
The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) has announced the establishment of a ‘Mother Teresa Chair’ at India's largest institution of higher education: Indira Gandhi National Open University. The CBCI in a press statement on February 16 quoted the university circular saying that in addition to conducting the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, the occupant of the Mother Teresa Chair will promote studies on HIV, refugees, displaced people, street children, and care for vulnerable people in other sectors of society. The university circular also pointed out that the Mother Teresa chair will impart training for welfare providers, celebrate Mother Teresa’s August 26 Birthday as National Philanthropic Day, and institute awards for social service. “This is an honor for Mother Teresa and the church,” said Father Babu Joseph, CBCI spokesperson.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,498 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!