Last Updated: Sep 24, , It was her way of saying MeToo against the powerful and the patriarchal. How has life been since you left the congregation? I have got back the freedom to live life on my own terms. I also conduct workshops and teach women to be intellectually wellequipped. Empowerment has been my biggest learning.
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Last Updated: Sep 24, , It was her way of saying MeToo against the powerful and the patriarchal. How has life been since you left the congregation? I have got back the freedom to live life on my own terms. I also conduct workshops and teach women to be intellectually wellequipped. Empowerment has been my biggest learning. With courage, a woman can carve out her own life even when the odds are stacked against her.
Arrest is the first sign of victory. Now, it is up to the courts to deliver justice. The Church is a huge force to go up against. Even after 10 years, I am harassed. The Church is deaf to progressive voices. Today, Sister Lucy, one of the group of nuns who protested in Kerala, has been barred from communion, social service and teaching. Even others are getting punished. Patriarchy is still strong as is the greed for amassing money and power.
If you are intimidated, mentally and physically harassed, how can you find your voice? Look at social worker Daya Bai, who recently recounted how she used to burn her body with candles to ward off sexual advances from a senior priest.
Nobody can fathom what happens inside a convent. How can nuns be empowered? Backlash from family and society and financial difficulty are the reasons why nuns hesitate to come out. A majority of these women cannot be leaders and just want to follow someone.
Even policemen, politicians and the law find it difficult to enter the enclosures of the Church, which is shut out from the rest of the world. Nuns should be exposed to new knowledge, the news, debates and discussions worldwide. I teach young girls that to be devoted to Jesus, one need not be slaves to the tyranny of nunneries or seminaries.
AMEN BY SISTER JESME PDF
Sister Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as donations among others which led to some of the senior sisters turning against her. Whistleblower Sister Jesme: Kerala nun should throw Rs 12 lakh compensation back at church Searing, sincere and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns amne priests. But the book cannot be brushed away completely. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Aug 24, Libin Jacob rated it liked it.
Sister Jesme weighs in on Kerala nuns exploitation, says events inside a convent can't be fathomed