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Don Bosco is popularly admired and known around the globe as a saint, priest, ‘father, friend and teacher of youth’. This book investigates, perhaps for the first time, the peace traits he imbibed and nurtured and the peace culture he displayed. To confirm the validity of this curious yet unique choice, the author adopts an unconventional approach with three separable yet interconnected research trends. The first presents Don Bosco’s peace response to twenty conflicts in his own life. The second widens the popular understanding of peace to embrace the scientifically accepted notion proposed by Johan Galtung and to test participant perceptions about Don Bosco’s peace traits. The final study, the major part of the book, explores the personal, social, political, cultural and transcendental aspects of Don Bosco’s peace culture, thereby highlighting its universal and ever-relevant applicability.
(17X24 cms, pp. 470, €29,00)
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To order from Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America, please write to Kristu Jyoti Publications, Bosco Nagar, K. R. Puram, Bengaluru - 560036.
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The value of this book is not only in its historical accuracy, in its deep analysis of Don Bosco’s behaviour in a conflict situation, or in highlighting his unique contribution to the culture of peace but more importantly in inspiring insights for our world and our actions as Christians and as peacebuilders.
Sr Alessandra Smerilli, FMA
Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Vatican City
It is opportune and significant that this path-breaking book dedicated to Don Bosco’s peace culture be published precisely in this year 2022, a year in which the disciples and admirers of St. Francis de Sales celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death. The patron saint of Don Bosco and of the Salesian family deserves this felicitous privilege.
Fr Morand Wirth, SDB
Historian, Prolific Author & Spiritual Guide at Salesian Pontifical University, Rome
This publication offers a new perspective on the life of Don Bosco through an elaborate study. Seen through the lens of Galtung's theory, the categories of peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding create interpretative coordinates that help to throw new light on the preventive and expressive dimensions of Don Bosco's educational method for our times.
Fr Michal Vojtáš, SDB
Chair of Salesian History and Pedagogy & Director of the Don Bosco Study Centre
2021-01-01, SALESIAN FAMILY SONGFEST, a collection of hymns to celebrate a few models of the Salesian Family. A production by pastpupils of the Mumbai Province, namely Roney Gomes and Family, for the orchestration, recording and vocals and Jay Franco for the Music Score. >>>
The Marian Collection (700,000 views on Sept , 30, 2022)
A tribute to the Mother of Jesus Christ and therefore, the world's first Christ-bearer. A modest attestation to the joy of believing in a God who renews and redeems the world through the generous cooperation of ordinary, insignificant people ready to make His dream a reality in their everyday lives - just like Mary.
Salesian Expressive Education
In 2011 and 2012, Divyadaan, Journal of Philosophy & Education published a set of articles by authors willing to explore themes related to 'Salesian Expressive Education'. The articles have now been brought together in a web-book in PDF format.
The original article on Don Bosco's Expressive System that had triggered their reflection is included in the Appendix of this collection.
The authors are Salesians: Kenneth Pereira, Eunan McDonnell, Tadeusz Lewicki, Mario Comoglio and Chinappan Antonyraj.
Teach Peace Now! Later may be too late!
The teachers' manual, Exercises in Peace Education, and the supplementary workbook for students, We Choose Peace, are now available for free (no strings attached, and no 'sign in' required).
The teachers’ resource manual consists of 53 lesson plans for educators of South Asia for promoting peace and nonviolence among young people from ages 5 to 17. Through experiential and participatory learning, they are encouraged to develop their knowledge, attitudes and skills in order to become peace-filled persons and proactive peacebuilders.
The lessons raise awareness, provoke thinking, challenge stereotypes, point to solutions and incite to action.
To be relevant to all South Asians without distinction, an
attempt has been made to sustain a multi-ethnic, pluri-cultural and inter-religious viewpoint.
COURSES based on the manual are also organized during the months of July-August. Those interested may contact the author.
"Disinformation in Social Media in the context of COVID-19" An online presentation for the 25th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC), Manila, November 19 to 20, 2020. >>> (Academia.edu)
"Growing to be ‘Salesians of Don Bosco' through the Smartphone Years: An exploratory study of initial formation processes in a digital world">>> (Academia.edu)
01 June 2020
Seventy songs of The Peter Gonsalves Collection in 6 videos uploaded on Youtube, with the Music Score for free downloading in the textual description under each. Produced by Tej in 2012. >>> (YouTube)
31 January 2020
Uploaded the album प्रेम संचार (Prem Sanchar = Communicate Love) 16 value education songs for kids in Hindi, produced by Tej in 1999. >>> (YouTube)
01 January 2020
Uploaded two albums of Children hymns in Marathi produced by Tej in 1990s: लहान दिवा येशूचा & चिमुकले ओठ >>> (YouTube)
21 December 2019
Article for EDUFOCUS of Mumbai Archdiocesan Educational Board:
"Just who in the world is Gandhi" >>> (redirected to Academia edu)
10 December 2019
Uploaded the collection of Christmas hymns in Marathi produced by Tej in 1998 >>> (redirected to YouTube)
01 December 2019
A brief article on St. John Paul II and Gandhi for Live Encounters,
December 2019: >>> (redirected to Academia.edu)
22 November 2019
The link to The Marian Collection (released on August 15, 2019) of songs and music score available on this website >>>
10 October 2019
Five articles on 'Salesian Expressive System' online for free downloading in one PDF book >>> (redirected to Academia.edu)
20 September 2019
Inagurated the Hindi Youtube Channel Tej-prasarini - Hindi >>> (redirected to YouTube)
10 September 2019
Uploaded the collection of devotional hymns in Marathi by Fr. Hilary Fernandes produced in 1998 >>> (redirected to YouTube)
04 February 2019
The album Walking with Jesus containing 23 songs for kids with attractive easy-reading and sing-along incentives. >>> (redirected to YouTube)
15 August 2018
An updated digital version of the 2003 manual for South Asian teachers : Exercises in Peace Education
For songs/videos in English, Hindi and Marathi click on these YouTube channels: