Performing the Sacred (Engaging Culture): Theology and Theatre in Dialogue

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He holds a M. He has also worked as a Development Evaluation Consultant for European donor agencies and has conducted research, evaluations and training programmes among community organizations and NGOs in over 15 countries in South and Southeast Asia. Karunan is now retired from the United Nations and resident with his family in Bangkok, Thailand.

Samy is the founder director of Association of Rural education and development Service — AREDS is a sociologist involved in various rural development initiatives and development alternatives. He was involved in conducting Dialogue of civilizations and development of peoples in Lebanon, Prague, India and Indonesia. He has done research study on Dalit- caste system. He is co convener of Tamil Nadu Land Rights coalition that campaign against land grabbing. Taken up action research in many rural development issues and programme to help develop action for lobby and advocacy to bring necessary changes in the policies viz.

MNREG, labour conditions in textile exporting companies, Impact of Globalization on women economy and presently on the reality of Primary education in Tamil Nadu and informal labourers reality on social protection and living income in India. Written and writes critiques on development issues in many international magazines. Undertakes evaluations and organizational development Programmes to various national and international development organizations and also to the Government bodies.

He is guides PhD students both national and international universities. Has been mentor in the research study on social protection of informal workers in India. More actively involved in development alternatives and dialogue of civilizations to help make the North South relationship and partnership to move forward for a sustainable development in realizing the Human centered Development Process.


Lazar Savarimuthu holds a Ph. Currently he is serving the institution as the Secretary and Correspondent. For the last few years he has been working in the area of sustainability. He organized an international dialogue on sustainability and spirituality in collaboration with Global Centre for Studies on Sustainability and Spirituality.

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He plays an important role in sensitizing his college campus by initiating and encouraging many activities that raises awareness among students and faculty and their engagements with practices of sustainability. Since then, he has worked in many capacities and positions in many national and international organizations. His work involved a number of inter-connected initiatives covering consumerism, environmentalism, media-ted realities, philanthropy, education including pre-school , people-oriented design development, institution building, software development, process management, strategic planning, urbanism, agroecology, indigeneity, alternative healing practices, inter-faith actions, spirituality, and sustainability.

Nat has a number of books and documentaries to his credit. Significantly, in , he published his doctoral thesis Culture, Gender and Ecology: Beyond Workerism offering a non-workerist model of historical materialism. He also worked as one of the principal researchers for a sustainable urbanisation project with a Japanese institute IICRC in Kanazawa, Japan for three years The project covered urban centres in Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Nepal.

As a result of his involvement with this project, Nadarajah co-edited a book entitled Urban Crisis: Culture and Sustainability of Cities. The book was published in early by United Nation University Press.

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For this research fellowship on the cultural embedded notions of sustainability, he travelled, met and stayed with indigenous communities in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan. It resulted in a pictorial book on sustainability and spirituality in entitled Living Pathways: Meditations on Sustainable Cultures and Cosmologies in Asia.

He has produced a number of documentaries for the Press Trust of India and an Indian ethnic satellite network, Asianet, covering cultural, environmental and political issues. Nat is also passionately involved with photography and is presently working on two pictorial publications: Living Pathways II mentioned above and Protest, Prayer and Peace: Visual Disclosures of Indianness in Malaysia.

From Nat has been involved in researching, designing and setting up of a virtual institution to promote biodiversity-based ecological agriculture or agroecology. The aim of IPAM is to nurture and promote the principles and practices of agroecology and the universal concerns of small agricultural producers -- agricultural workers, fisherfolk and indigenous peoples.

Nat is a sociologist by training and obtained his Ph.

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For him, the role of a sociologist has been limiting, and Nat has been trying to search for way out — in interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. Nat hangs around Kuala Lumpur, Chennai, and Coimbatore.

Currently, he is the Dean, Faculty of Philosophy. He has been actively involved in dialogue between science and religion. Author of more than 36 books and articles, Pandikattu is a Jesuit priest belonging to Dumka-Raiganj Province, India. He been involved in organising national and international conferences on science-religion dialogue. Main topics of his research are: anthropology, eschatology, life-management and transhumanism. He may be contacted at kuru kuru. Site: www. Gems from India, writings on Adhikara p. Basava:Service to Humanity is Service to God.

He teaches Bio-Medical Ethics and allied subjects.

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He has published many articles and book-chapters in various national and international journals and books. His publications include:. Pallipatty, Dharmapuri diocese, Tamil Nadu. His area of research is the Old Testament Hebrew Prophets. He is trained to apply postcolonial-subaltern methodology to the Biblical texts.

He was officially appointed to begin his teaching in Scripture from January He also teaches at various theological Institutes in India. He has written numerous articles in theological periodicals and presented scholarly papers at the national and the international conferences. He conducts periodically workshops in Ignatian pedagogy of education to the University teachers. He is involved occasionally in parish ministry and is regularly in preaching, teaching and giving retreats.

Home Participants Background. Participants Click on the Image to View Profile. Shiv Visvanathan O. Jindal Global University Haryana, India. Jee-Vui, Fung Fr. Conrad A. Manu V. Dev Nath Pathak Asst. Victor P. Lazar, S. Paul Fernandes, VC. Kuruvilla Pandikattu, S.

On Divine Command Theory it is therefore rational to sacrifice my own well-being for the well-being of my children, my friends, and even complete strangers, because God approves of and even commands such acts of self-sacrifice. An important objection to the foregoing points is that there is something inadequate about a punishment and reward orientation of moral motivation.

That is, one might argue that if the motive for being moral on Divine Command Theory is to merely avoid punishment and perhaps gain eternal bliss, then this is less than ideal as an account of moral motivation, because it is a mark of moral immaturity. Should we not instead seek to live moral lives in community with others because we value them and desire their happiness? In response to this, advocates of Divine Command Theory may offer different accounts of moral motivation, agreeing that a moral motivation based solely on reward and punishment is inadequate. For example, perhaps the reason to be moral is that God designed human beings to be constituted in such a way that being moral is a necessary condition for human flourishing.

Some might object that this is overly egoistic, but at any rate it seems less objectionable than the motivation to be moral provided by the mere desire to avoid punishment. Augustine see Kent, develops a view along these lines.