Philip Mathew is a journalist based in Bangalore, southern India. He edits Asia Pacific Ecumenical News and writes for Matters India, a news portal that collaborates with GSR and focuses on religious and social issues. He is a former staff of the Christian Conference of Asia in Hong Kong and a former managing editor of the ecumenical paper People’s Reporter.

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At Marialaya, girls from India's slums find home, nurture and a future

Chennai, India - Many of the girls who live at this house under the care of Salesian Sisters are abandoned, are orphaned or have a single parent. Most of them used to live on the streets.

Embroidery center designs new life for shattered women

Global Sisters Report: Since 1875, the center, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, has catered to single mothers, divorcees, widows and victims of domestic abuse to help them earn a living so they can support their families.

As kidney donors, Kerala sisters offer gift of life to ailing patients

Kochi, India - With the help of the Kidney Federation of India, founded by Fr. Davis Chiramel, sisters in Kerala state, along with priests and one bishop, have donated a kidney, with recipients including relatives, fellow sisters, and strangers. 

Q & A with Kochurani Abraham, examining new forms of religious life

Global Sisters Report: The Indian feminist theologian was a member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but "an ideological gap" led her to leave.