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Amen: The autobiography of a nun
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How has life been since you left the congregation?
I have got sistef the freedom to live life on my own terms. I also conduct workshops and teach women to be intellectually wellequipped.
‘My story had to be told’
Empowerment has been my biggest learning. With courage, a woman can carve out her own life jrsme 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.
‘My story had to be told’ – The Hindu
The Church is deaf to progressive voices. Today, Sister Lucy, one of the group of nuns who protested in Kerala, has been aen from communion, social service and teaching. Even others are getting punished. Patriarchy is still strong as is the greed for amassing money and power. Ammen 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.
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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.
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