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Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Kuruvilla PANDIKATTU Joseph
Date of Birth : 11- 28-1957
Place of Birth : Areekara, Kerala, India

  • Ph. D. in Theology from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Passed in Distinction.Topic of Research: “Advatia as the hermeneutic key to Bede Griffiths’ understanding of inter-religious dialogue.”
  • Ph. D. in Philosophy from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Passed in High First Class.Topic of Research: “Idols must die so that symbols might live:” Towards an ontology of symbols according to Paul Ricoeur.
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) from the University of Pune. Distinction. First in the Class.  Topic of Research: Hermeneutics as Understanding Understanding.
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Ph) from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth. Passed in First Class, First in the Class. Topic of Research: Proofs for God’s Existence according to Richard Swinburn
  • Master of Science (M.Sc. in Physics): From St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, India. Passed with Distinction. Second in the University. Topic of Research: Unification of the four-fold forces of Nature. Specialization in Electronics and Particle Physics
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (B. Ph) Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, Passed with Distinction, First in the Class
  • Bachelor of Theology (B. Th) Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, Passed with Distinction, First in the Class
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Physics): From Loyola College, Madras (Chennai), Passed in Distinction, Ancillary subjects : Chemistry & Mathematics


Posts/Designation :

  • Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Science at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, (JDV) Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune 411014, India
  • Editor, AUC: Asian Journal for Priests
  • Moderator, Jnanam
  • Director of Laws of Life, Pune
  • Director, JDV Centre for Science-Religions Studies
  • Associate Director, Indian Institute of Science and Religion (IISR)
  • Regular Columnist for Financial Chronicle

Courses Taught at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune :

  1. PH 04 Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics). Philosophy of Being from classical and contemporary perspectives.
  2. PH 04 Philosophy of Human Person (Philosophical Anthropology). Philosophical Anthropology from classical and contemporary perspectives.
  3. PH 21 Metaphorising of Reality: Symbol and Metaphor in Science, Philosophy and Religion. 2 Credits We see the significance of symbol, metaphor and myth in religion, science and daily life. Basing ourselves on Paul Ricour’s The Rule of Metaphor we approach symbol and metaphor from a positive and phenomenological angle.
  4. ST 27 An Alternative Vision of Humanity: Ecological and Technological Concerns from a Christian and religious Perspective. 2 Credits
  5. PH 36 Story and Metaphor: How story provides some answer to the human quest for meaning. Examples of stories and metaphors from science and religion.
  6. PH 25 The Story of Time: A phenomenological, narrative approach to time and how it is different from the quantifiable time of science and related to the theological time.
  7. ST 38: Science and Religion: The Templeton award winning course on a holistic encounter between science and religion as human quests for understanding reality.
  8. MP 08 Metaphilosophy: The meaning and the end of philosophy and the process of philosophizing as a quest for personal significance.
  9. PH 61 Human Freedom: Contextual and Creative: A philosophical and contextual understanding of the relevance of freedom for today’s India.
  10. PH 67 Philosophy of Computers: The relevance of computers, artificial intelligence and its impact on society and on the process of philosophizing
  11. PH 54 Science and Religion of Love: An attempt to understand love as the creative energy, as the primordial force that unites science and religion and leads humanity to fulfillment.
  12. PH 71: Issues in Science and Religion: this preliminary courses asks on the need for science-religion dialogue, takes up its methodologies and some issues.
  13. PH 77: Advanced Issues in Science and Religion: This course takes up some of the more advanced issues on science and religion and raises these issues to a philosophical level.

Chief Organiser of International Conferences :

  • International Conference on the Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi with Chinese scholars, Delhi, 1999.
  • International Conference on Human Longing and Fulfilment with Austrian scholars, Pune, 2000.
  • International Workshop on Science and Religion, Pune, December 2001. (associate organizer)
  • International Conference on Philosophy Economics and Spirituality, by the University of Innsbruck, Austria, 2002.
  • International Workshop on Science and Values, Mahabaleshwar, January 2004. (associate organizer)
  • Religion, Violence and World-order organized by JDV Pune together Univ of Innsbruck, at Pune, 24-27 September, 2004.
  • International Workshop on Science and Religion, Lonavla, January 2005 (associate organizer).
  • International Workshop on Science and Religion, Lonavla, January 2006 (associate organizer).
  • International Workshop on Science and Religion, Lonavla, January 2007 (associate organizer).
  • International Workshop on Science and Religion, Lonavla, January 2008 (associate organizer).
  • RVP
  • JDV SRS Phaede
  • Media

 Visiting Professor at :

  • St Pius College, Mumbai
  • Jesuit Philosophate, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • H. Philosophate, Aluva, Kerala
  • Little Flower Philosophate, Aluva, Kerala
  • University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Satyanilayam, Institute of Philosophy, Loyola College, Madras (Chennai)
  • Navyajyoti, Sahibganj, Bihar
  • Navodaya, Varanasi, UP
  • Parasmani, Jesuit Theologate, Santiniketan, Bolpur.
  • Mater Dei, Goa
  • Rachol Seminary, Goa
  • Mary Matha Seminary, Trichur
  • Sogang Univeristy, Seoul, South Korea
  • Santa Stephano, Rumania

Member of :

  • Association of Christian Philosophers’ of India (Executive Committee Member)
  • Association of Science, Society and Religion (ASSR, Pune)
  • Indian Theological Association
  • Editorial Board, Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies
  • IRAS Discussion Group
  • Director, Jnanam for Science and Religion in India
  • Editorial Board: Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion
  • Webmaster of five sites (jnanam.in; issr.in; assr.in; jcsr.in, kuru.in)
  • Editorial board: Romanian Semi-Logic Review
  • PHEADE (Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Era) Romania
  • Social work and spirituality


Books :

  1. Idols to Die, Symbols to Live: Dynamic Interaction between Language, Reality and the Divine. Intercultural Pub, New Delhi, 1999.
  2. Editor, The Meaning of the Mahatma for the Millennium, Maadhyam Book Services, New Delhi, 2000.
  3. Editor, Gandhi: The Meaning of Mahatma for the Millennium (Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change Series Iiib, South Asia Vol 5).  Washington: RVP, 2001.
  4. Meaning through Science and Religion, JDV, Pune: 2000.
  5. Dialogue as the Way of Life: Bede Griffiths’ Attempt at Integrating Religions, Cultures and Sciences, Kuruvilla Pandikattu, Mumbai: Zen Publications, 2001.
  6. Religious Dialogue as Hermeneutics: Bede Griffiths’ Advaitic Approach (Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change Series Iiib, South Asia Vol 3). Washington: RVP, 2001.
  7. Religion@scientist.com, Jnanam, Pune, 2001.
  8. Promises of Life (with K. Suriano) Media House, Delhi, 2001.
  9. (ed.). Hopefully Yours… Jnanam, Pune, 2002 (CD).
  10. Let Life Be, Jnanam, Pune, 2002 (CD).
  11. (ed.) Dreams and Visions: New Horizons for an Indian Church: Essays in Honour of Professor Kurien Kunnumpuram SJ, JDV, 2002. Edited with Rosario Rocha
  12. Tamas (There Are Many Alternative Stories), World-Web-Life, Mumbai, 2002.
  13. (ed.) Human Longing and Fulfilment: East Encounters West, JDV, Pune, 2002 (with Josef Quitterer).
  14. This too will Pass Away! The Scientific Explanation and Religious Experience of Time Based on Michael Ende’s Momo, Jnanam, Pune: 2003.
  15. Promises of Love,  (with K. Suriano) Jnanam, Pune: 2003.
  16. (ed.) Bend Without Fear: Hopes and Possibilities for an Indian Church: Essays in Honour of Professor Kurien Kunnumpuram SJ, ISPCK, 2003. Edited with Rosario Rocha.
  17. (ed.) Religion, Society and Economy. Hg. von K. Pandikattu. Frankfurt u.a.: P. Lang, 2003. Edited with A. Vonach
  18. The Bliss of Being Human: Science and Religion for Self-Realisation, Jnanam, 2004.
  19. Freedom to Free, Media House, New Delhi, 2004.
  20. Gandhi, Ganga, Giriraj (associate editor with Lachman M. Khubchandani & Siddharth N. Bhatt, Navajivan Pub, Ahmedabad, 2004.
  21. Life as Love, Media House, New Delhi, 2005. (Revised edition of Promises of Love)
  22. Reasons for Hope: Its Nature, Role and Future, (Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change Series IIIB, South Asia Vol 10).  Washington: RVP, 2005.
  23. Death: Live it! Jnanam, & Media House, Pune & New Delhi: 2005.
  24. Dancing to Diversity: Science-Religion Dialogue in India  (ed), Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2008.
  25. Postmodernity:  An Indian Appraisal (ed), Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2008.
  26. Human Future: Transhumanism for Tomorrow, Dept of Theology, Kangnam University, Kyounggi-Do, Korea, 2008.
  27. The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and Development, Serials Pub, New Delhi, 2010. (ed with James Ponniah)
  28. The Depth of Death  (ed), Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2010.
  29. The Human Search: Issues in Philosophical Anthropology.  Saarbruecken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011.
  30. Between Before and Beyond: Exploration into Human Condition Inspired by Paul Ricoeur,  Pune: CreatiVentures, 2013.
  31. Love: Be It. Mumbai: Better Yourself Books, St. Paul, 2009.
  32. The What and So What of the God Particle. Pune: JDV Centre for Science-Religion Studies, 2012.  (Editor and Compiler)
  33. An Indian Ending: Rediscovering the Grandeur of Indian Heritage for a Sustainable Future, New Delhi: Serials, 2013. Edited with Binoy Pichalakkattu.
  34. Lifting  up the Spirit, Uplifting the Body, Interfacing  Religion, Spirituality and Social Work in India, Pune: Samajdarshan Prakashan, 2013. Edited with Suresh Pathare.
  35. Committed to the Church and the Country Reflections on Christian Living in India in Honour of Professor Kurien Kunnumpuram SJ, Delhi: ISPCK, 2013. Edited with James Ponniah and Thomas Kuriacose

Academic Articles :

  1. “Gandhi and Ambedkar: Relevant and Divergent Approaches to the Indian Religious Scenario,” in Kuruvilla Pandikattu, James Ponniah and Thomas Kuriacose (eds) Committed to the Church and the Country Reflections on Christian Living in India in Honour of Professor Kurien Kunnumpuram SJ, Delhi: ISPCK, 2013.    209-239.
  1. “The Story with an Indian Ending: The Idea and Identity of the Ideal that Sustains Humanity,” in Pandikattu, K and Pichalakkattu, B.(eds) An Indian Ending: Rediscovering the Grandeur of God Has Nothing and Everything to Do with “God Particle” Asian Journal for Religious and Priests,  Vol 57/5 September 2012.
  2. Indian Heritage for a Sustainable Future, New Delhi: Serials, 2013.  231-260.
  3. “Service and Silence: Towards an Emerging Spirituality of Social Work,” in Pathare, S & Pandikttu, K. (eds) Lifting  up the Spirit, Uplifting the Body, Interfacing  Religion, Spirituality and Social Work in India, Pune: Samajdarshan Prakashan, 2013. 39-58.
  4. “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?” Asian Journal for Religious and Priests,  Vol 58/1 January 2013.
  5. “The Story of “The God Particle”:  Theological Reflections on a Great Scientific Achievement “  Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 11/1 (June 2012) 20-49.
  6. “Unshakable Freedom, Unalloyed Joy and Unwavering Hope,” Asian Journal for Religious and Priests,  Vol 58/2 March 2013.
  7. “Engineered Culture: The Body of Relationships and Technology of Presence.” Religion and Culture: A Multicultural Discussion – Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D’sa SJ. Ed. Mendonca, Clemens and Hilberath, Bernd Jochen. Pune: Institute for the Study of Religion, 2011.
  8. “Ever Approachable, Never Attainable: Teasing the World and Human Nature ” Annals of “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava: Philosophy, Social and Human Disciplines Series 1 (2011): 11-25.
  9. “Farmer’s Suicide in India: A Case Study on the Need for an Alternative Pro-Life Economy.” Pro Mundi Vita: Reflections on Anti-Life Culture in the Globalised World 1 (2011): 54.
  10. “Science-Religion Dialogue:.” Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion (2011).
  11. “Technological Singularity and Precious and Precarious Human Body.” Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 1 (2011).
  12. “Technological Singularity: Overcoming Culture by Future Technologies.” Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy October 2011 (2011): 52-70.
  13. “Technology Takes Control of Our Lives.” AUC: Asian Journal for Priests 2 (2012): 34-36.
  14. Wrote 7 units for different courses in MA Philosophy for IGNOU, New Delhi.
  15. “Engineered Culture: The Body of Relationships and Technology of Presence.” Religion and Culture: A Multicultural Discussion – Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D’sa SJ. Ed. Mendonca, Clemens and Hilberath, Bernd Jochen. Pune: Institute for the Study of Religion, 2011.
  16. “Ever Approachable, Never Attainable: Teasing the World and Human Nature ” Annals of “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava: Philosophy, Social and Human Disciplines Series 1 (2011): 11-25.
  17. “Farmer’s Suicide in India: A Case Study on the Need for an Alternative Pro-Life Economy.” Pro Mundi Vita: Reflections on Anti-Life Culture in the Globalised World 1 (2011): 54.
  18. “Science-Religion Dialogue:.” Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion (2011).
  19. “Technological Singularity and Precious and Precarious Human Body.” Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 1 (2011).
  20. “Technological Singularity: Overcoming Culture by Future Technologies.” Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy October 2011 (2011): 52-70.
  21. “Technology Takes Control of Our Lives.” AUC: Asian Journal for Priests 2 (2012): 34-36.
  22. Wrote 7 units for different courses in MA Philosophy for IGNOU, New Delhi.
  23. Pandikattu, K. (2011) “To Be Religious Is to Be Interreligious”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 56/3 (May  2011): 36-38.
  24. Pandikattu, K. (2011) “Technological Singularity and Precious and Precarious Human Body”. Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 9/1 (January 2011).
  25. Pandikattu, K. (2011) “Freedom through Our Brokenness and Bodiliness”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 56/1 (January  2011): 2-49.
  26. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Transhumanism.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  27. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Time.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  28. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “The Last Moments Lead Us Back to Life”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 55/6 (November  2010): 2 & 49.
  29. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Symbol.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  30. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Philosophy: East-West Approach.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  31. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Philosophy as Story.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  32. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Nanotechnology.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  33. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Metaphor.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  34. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Life as Play.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  35. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Information Technology.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  36. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Experience and Expression of the Divine: Anthropological Reflections.” In: Doss, M., Vonach, A. (eds) Cross-Cultural Encounter: Experience and Expression of the Divine. Innsbruck: University of Innsbruck, pp. 191-202.
  37. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Eternity.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  38. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Dark Matter.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  39. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Dark Energy.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  40. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Artificial Life.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  41. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Artificial Intelligence.” In: Puthenpurackal, J. J. (ed) Acpi Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Asian Trading Corporation: Bangalore.
  42. Pandikattu, K. (2010) “Amarty Sen and Paul Ricoeur on Participative Development and Freedom.” In: Pandikattu, K., Ponniah, J. (eds) The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and Development. New Delhi: Serials Publications pp. 111-136.
  43. Pandikattu, K., Ponniah, J. (eds) (2009) The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and Development – in Honour of Prof. Kurien Kunnumpuram. New Delhi, India: Serials Publications.
  44. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Through Suspicion to Trust and through the Self to the Other: The Significance of the Hermeneutics of Paul Ricouer.” In: Mathew, E. P. (ed) Hermeneutics: Multicultural Perspectives. Chennai: Satya Nilayam Publications, pp. 57-86.
  45. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “The Soul of Soul”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 54/4 (July  2009): 27-29.
  46. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “The Dynamics of Evil as the Disproportionate Desire to Deny Death and to Be Divine: Phenomenological Insights of Paul Ricoeur and Earnest Becker”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 12/1 (Jan-Jun 2009).
  47. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “The Depth of Fault, the Height of Forgiveness: In Spite of the Incompleteness of History”. Gandhi Marg 31/4 (October-December 2009): 499-516.
  48. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “The Depth of Fault, the Height of Forgiveness: Phenomenological Reflections on Paul Ricouer’s Incomplete History.” In: Alam, E. K. (ed) Christianity, Culture and Contemporary World: Challenges and New Paradigms – Reflections on International Catholic Thinkers in Honor of George Francis Mclean on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday. Louaize (Lebanon): Notre Dame University, pp. 87-100.
  49. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Science, Religion and Darwin: A Contemporary Appraisal”. Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 8/2 (December 2009): 90-109.
  50. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Materialism.” In: Campbell, H. A., Looy, H. (eds) A Science and Religin Primer. Baker Academic: Grand Rapids, MI, pp. 139-141.
  51. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Light, Life and Love: The Three Revolutions”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 54/2 (March 2009): 27-29.
  52. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Ever Approachable, Never Attainable: Scientific and Philosophical Reflections on the Human Person”. Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 8/2 (June 2009): 62-79.
  53. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Ever Approachable, Never Attainable”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 54/3 (May  2009): 27-29.
  54. Pandikattu, K. (2009) “Eternal Life: Life as Evolving Towards Fullness”. Institute of Philosophy and Culture Newsletter, Sogang University: 4-15.
  55. Pandikattu, K. (2008) “Transhumanism: The Choice Is Still Ours”. Pacific Science Review 10/1 (January 2008).
  56. Pandikattu, K. (2008) “The Symbol-Idol Dynamics in Science-Religion Dialogue: Paul Ricoeur’s Constructive Contribution to the Surplus of Meaning”. Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 7/1 (June 2008): 21-47.
  57. Pandikattu, K. (2008) “Suicide and the Good News That Is Life”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 53/5 (September 2008): 17-32.
  58. Pandikattu, K. (2008) “Postmodernity: Scientific Bases and Religious Responses.” In: Pandikattu, K. (ed) Postmodernity:  An Indian Appraisal. New Delhi: Serial Publications, pp. 436-454.
  59. Pandikattu, K. (2008) “Human Violence: Contributions of Religion and Science”. NCCI Review CXXVIII/9 (Sept 2008): 380-392.
  60. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Science and Religion: Two Paths to One Reality”. STSSR, St. Thomas College 52/5 (September 2007): 31-39.
  61. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Reality as Relationality: Some Scientific and Anthropological Reflections”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 10/1 (January 2007): 101-121.
  62. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Discourse as the Interlocutor for Participative Development: Amartya Sen and Paul Ricoeur on Freedom That Enables Capabilities”. Gandhi Marg 29/3 (July-September 2007): 7-17.
  63. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Discerning and Doing God’s Will”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 52/5 (September 2007): 19-24.
  64. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Book Review on Ravindra Varma the Spiritual Perception of Mahatma Gandhi “. Gandhi Marg 29/4 (October-December 2007).
  65. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Book Review on Ignatius Hirudayam, Roots of Religious Violence”. Gandhi Marg 29/4 (October-December 2007).
  66. Pandikattu, K. (2007) “Being at Home in the Universe.” In: Julian, B., Mynatty, H. (eds) Catholic Contributions to Bioethics: Reflections on Evangelium Vitae. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, pp. 436-454.
  67. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “Transhumanism: Contemporary Secular Spirituality?”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 51/6 (November 2006): 11-23.
  68. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “Towards a Spirituality of Life.” In: Kunnumpuram, K. (ed) Life in Abundance: Indian Christian Reflections on Spirituality. Mumbai: St Pauls, pp. 180-193.
  69. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “The Passionate Pastoral Zeal of Francis Xavier.”  In the Footsteps of the Founding Fathers. Raigang: Jeevadhara, pp. 12-18.
  70. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “Science-Religion Dialogue in India: Creative Challenges and Enabling Possibilities.” In: Pandikattu, K. (ed) Together Towards Tomorrow: Interfacing Science and Religion in India: Essays in Honour of Professor Job Kozhamthadam S.J., Pune: ASSR, pp. 407-425.
  71. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “Science-Religion Dialogue and the Future of Humanity”. Gandhi Marg (November 2006): 7-17.
  72. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “Possibility of Physical Immortality through Mind Uploading: A Crucial Challenge to Civilization”. Dharma Deepika: A South Asian Journal of Missiological Research (Jan-June 2006): 49-56.
  73. Pandikattu, K. (2006) “Collective Extension or Common Extinction: The Challenge of Being Human Today.” In: Pamplany, A. (ed) Rehumanising the Human: Interdisciplianry Essays on Human Person in Context: Festschrift for Dr Jose Panthackal Cst. Bangalore: ATC, pp. 189-210.
  74. Pandikattu, K. (2005) “Useless, but Not Meaningless”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 50/5 (Sept 2005): 26-27.
  75. Pandikattu, K. (2005) “The Mythic Dimension in Science.”  Esssat Papers. Barcelona: European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT).
  76. Pandikattu, K. (2005) “The Creative Role of Religion in the Emergence of a Sustainable World-Order”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 8/1 (January 2005): 88-107.
  77. Pandikattu, K. (2005) “Spiritual Information for Integral Transformation.” In: CL, H. (ed) Spiritual Information : 100 Perspectives on Science and Religion: Essays in Honor of Sir John Templeton’s 90-Th Birthday. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press.
  78. Pandikattu, K. (2005) “Liturgy as the Symbolic Reenactment of the Fullness of Life.”  50 Glorious Years: Oic Festschrift. Pune.
  79. Pandikattu, K. (2005) “Crucial Challenges and Creative Possibilities of Genetic Biology”. Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy (January 2005): 42-59.
  80. Pandikattu, K. (2004) “Unconditional Love Crossing Borders.” In: Khubchandani, L. M., Bhatt, S., Pandikattu, K. (eds) Gandhi, Ganga, Giriraj. Ahmedabad: Navajivan Pub.
  81. Pandikattu, K. (2004) “The Theory of Chaos: Scientific Openness and Religious Commitment”. Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 2/1 (January 2004): 62-79.
  82. Pandikattu, K. (2004) “The Brain as the Case for God: The Possibility and Plausibility for the Divine Based on Recent Neurological Studies”. Sahayatra Stots II/5: 8-34.
  83. Pandikattu, K. (2004) “Recent Developments in Science-Religion Dialogue”. AUC: Asian Journal for Priests and Religious 49/4 (July 2004): 14-19.
  84. Pandikattu, K. (2004) “Affirming Life Authentically, Accepting Death Gracefully”. Vidyajyoti: Journal of Theological Reflection November 2004: 813-820.
  85. Pandikattu, K. (2003) “The Indian Paradox: Scientifically Foreword, Religiously Inward and Economically Backward.” In: Pandikattu, K., Vonach, A. (eds) Religion, Society and Economy. Franakfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 133-148.
  86. Pandikattu, K. (2003) “Embodied Immortality: Philosophical and Religious Implications”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 6/2 (July 2003 ): 119-145.
  87. Pandikattu, K. (2003) “Dialogue between Science and Religion for Preserving and Fostering Life.” In: Kozhamthadam, J. (ed) Science, Technology and Values: Science-Religion Dialogue in a Multi-Religious World. Pune: ASSR pp. 35-48.
  88. Pandikattu, K. (2003) “Contributing Conscioulsy to the Culture of Life: Science and Religion in Encountering Personal and Collective Death”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 9/2 (July 2006): 44-62.
  89. Pandikattu, K. (2003) “A Creative, Committed, Compassionate Community: A Modest Vision for an Indian Church.” In: Pandikattu, K., Rocha, R. (eds) Bend without Fear: Hopes and Possibilities for an Indian Church: Essays in Honour of Professor Kurien Kunnumpuram Sj. New Delhi: ISPCK, pp. 292-303.
  90. Pandikattu, K. (2002) “The Brain as the ‘Case’ for God: The Possibility and Plausibility for the Divine Based on Recent Neurological Studies”. Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion 1/1 (December 2002): 127-136.
  91. Pandikattu, K. (2002) “Death of Death: Physical Immortality, Scientific Evidence & Religious Insights.” In: Pandikattu, K., Quitterer, J. (eds) Human Longing and Fulfilment: East Encounters West. Pune: Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, pp. 201-223.
  92. Pandikattu, K. (2001) “Science and Religion in Interaction: The Challenge of Physical Immortality to Religious Consciousness.” In: Kozhamthadam, J. (ed) Contemporary Science and Religion in Dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities. Pune: ASSR, pp. 98-112.
  93. Pandikattu, K. (2001) “Physical Immortality: Human Longing, Scientific Basis and Religious Response”. Disputatio Philosphica: International Journal on Philosophy and Religion 3 (2001): 93-110.
  94. Pandikattu, K. (2001) “Gandhi’s Viable Vision of Relating Technology and Religion.” In: Herschock, P. D., Stephaniants, M., Ames, R. T. (eds) Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millennium. Hawaii University of Hawaii Press, pp. 279-301.
  95. Pandikattu, K. (2001) “Concerns of Ecosophy: Cosmic Vision, Crucial Challenge, Creative Response”. Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education 12/2 (2001): 265-275.
  96. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Zum Verstaendnis Unserer Zeit Als Pheaenomenon Der Zeit: Ein Moderner Mythos.” In: Rzeszotnik, J. (ed) Zwischen Phantasie Und Realitaet. Passau: EDFR, pp. 49-64.
  97. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Momo: Eine Zeitgenoessische Kritik Der Modernen Kultur.” In: Rzeszotnik, J. (ed) Zwischen Phantasie Und Realitaet. Passau: EDFR, pp. 81-98.
  98. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Living Forever: The Significance of God”. The Month (April-June 2000).
  99. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Individual and Universal Immortality: Significance for Religious and Scientific Dialogue”. Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education 11/3 (2000): 405-423.
  100. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Human Life as Dialogical: Bede Griffiths’ Theory of Religions”. Third Millennium 3/4 (2000): 127-149.
  101. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Hope as Being on the Way.” In: Pandikattu, K. (ed) Reasons for Hope: Its Nature, Role and Future. Washington: Research in Values and Philosophy.
  102. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Gandhi as a Millennium Myth”. Gandhi Marg (April-June 2000).
  103. Pandikattu, K. (2000) “Eschtologie: Am Konvergenzpunkt Von Naturwissenschaft Und Theologie.” In: Schwarz, H. (ed) Glaube Und Denken Franakfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 133-148.
  104. Pandikattu, K. (1999) “Human Freedom: The Finite Quest for the Infinite”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 2/2: 127-149.
  105. Pandikattu, K. (1999) “Eschatology: Scientific and Religious”. Jivadhara  39 (April 1999): 154-164.
  106. Pandikattu, K. (1998) “Beyond the Colonial Past: A New Story-Ing”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 1/2.
  107. Pandikattu, K. (1998) “Advaitic Model of Pluralism in India: An Indian Christian Contribution”. Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 1/1: 127-149.

Conferences Attended/ papers presented :

  1. Indian Theological Association Meet at Aluva, Kerala, May 1997.
  2. Indian Philosophers Meeting at Varanasi, May 1997.
  3. Templeton Science and Religion Workshop at Oxford, July 1998.
  4. Meaning of Science and Religion Seminar, Malta, July 1998.
  5. Seminar on Time, History and Religion at Ishwani Kendra, Pune with own presentation, August 2000.
  6. Seminar on the Human Condition in Lisbon, Portugal with own presentation, October 2000.
  7. East-West Philosophers meet in Honolulu, with own presentation, November 2000
  8. Conference on the Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi with Chinese scholars, Delhi, October 1999 with own presentation. (organiser)
  9. Science and Religion Workshop, Berkely, 2000.
  10. Science and Religion Conference, Unesco, Paris, 2000.
  11. ESSAT Conference on Science, Religion , Catholic University, Lyon, 2000.
  12. International Conference on Science and Religion in Interaction, Bratislava, 2000: special invitee
  13. World (Millennium) Philosophy Conference, Delhi, December 2000.
  14. Science and Religion Meeting at Venice, Italy, April 2001.
  15. Science, Religion and Esoteric Messe at Hannover, Germany, May 2001.
  16. Seminar on Cultures in Dialogue: Verona, Italy, May 2001.
  17. Conflict Resolution through Psychological Models, Osnabruck, Germany, June, 2001.
  18. Science and Religion in India: International Conference in Pune, 2002 (organiser).
  19. Science, Philosophy and Values. National Conference organised by Goa University, April 2002.
  20. Science, Society and Economics, with the University of Innsbruck, Austria, May 2002 (co-organiser)
  21. Final science-religion workshop and finale of science religion course programme organised by CTNS, Berkeley, 2002
  22. “Interpretation Matters,” at Philadelphia, organised by Metanextus, 2002 and presented a paper, “Interpretation of matter is a matter of interpretation.”
  23. Society, Religion and Economics: East-West Encounter, at the University of Innsbruck, 2002 with a paper titled “The Indian Paradox: Scientifically Foreword, Religiously Inward and Economically Backward.”
  24. Conference on “Altruism and Love,” at Villanova by Metanexus, Philadephia June, 2002.
  25. Attended the Science and Religion Seminar at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford in July-September 2003 and presented four papers on science and religion with special reference to the possibility of physical immortality.
  26. Paper on “The Need for Interfacing Science and Religion: A Creative Human Response” at the conference Science and Religion in Interaction: Philosophical Perspectives  held at Loyola College, Chennai, February 20, 2004.
  27. Participated at the international symposium on Modern Science, Values and the Quest for Unity and presented the paper “Scientific Search and Religious Quest for Unity: A Human Perspective,” from Jan 2-6, 2004 at Mahabalaeshwar.
  28. Paper on “The Theory of Chaos: The Contemporary Challenge for Religion,” at the Science-Religion Symposium organized by the university of Goa, Jan 10, 2004.
  29. “Science-Religion Dialogue: The Emerging and Evolving Scenario,” for the staff and students of S.H. Philosophical College, Aluva, December 18, 2003.
  30. “Mahatma Gandhi and religious fundamentalism,” at the conference organized by All India Women’s Forum at Aghakhan Palace on Jan 31, 2004.
  31. “A Christian Response to the Emergence” at the Science-Religion Oxford Seminar, Oxford, July-August 2004.
  32. “Violence, Religion, Communication and New World-Order: Some Existential Reflections,” at the international conference on Religion, Violence and World-order organized by JDV Pune together Univ of Innsbruck, at Pune, 24-27 September, 2004.
  33. Reality, and Meaning from an Indian Perspectives, Uram Conference with the Philosophy Faculty, University of Pune, 21-23 December 2004.
  34. Gave a lecture on “The Theory of Chaos: The Contemporary Challenge for Religion,” at the symposium organized by the University of Goa, Jan 10. 2004.
  35. Presented the paper on “The Mythic Dimension in Science,” at the ESSSAT conference held at Barcelona, April 1-5, 2004
  36. Presented the paper, “Local Society’s Initiative as a Social Web of Committed Entrepreneurs,” at the conference “Science and Religion in Context” organized by Metanexus Institute, Philadelphia, June 5-9, 2004
  37. “A Christian Response to the Emergence” at the Science-Religion Oxford Seminar, Oxford, July 15-August 14, 2004.
  38. “Violence, Religion, Communication and New World-Order: Some Existential Reflections,” at the international conference on Religion, Violence and World-order organized by JDV Pune together Univ of Innsbruck, at Pune, 24-27 September, 2004.
  39. “Science Religion and Human Quest for Unity” as Faculty Improvement Programme, at Government College, Goa, October 27, 2004.
  40. “Science and Religion as Spiritual Quests, at Rachol Seminary Goa, October 2004
  41. “Violence: a Scientific and Religious Problem” at Goa, October 28, 2004.
  42. Science and Religion in Dialogue: Staff-Student Seminar at Mary Matha Seminary, Trichur, Nov 1, 2004.
  43. Science and Religion and the Quest for Human Fulfilment,” at St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur, Dec 2-3, 2004.
  44. “Reality, and Meaning from Indian Perspectives,” Uram Conference at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Sanskrit, University of Pune, 21-23 December 2004.
  45. “Critical Challenges and Creative Possibilities of Genetic Biology,” at Govt College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Quepem, Goa Feb 26-27, 2005.
  46. ”Ethics Embracing Everyone and Everything, IISR Seminar, Mahabaleshwar, January 18? 2005.
  47. “Science and the Sacred, Silence and Service,” at JDV, organized by ASSR, February 3, 2005.
  48. “Towards a New Spirituality for Life,” at Landshut, Germany, April 14, 2005.
  49. “State of Science Religion Dialogue in India,” Attended one month workshop on science and religion at Oxford, 16 July – 14 August, 2005.
  50. “Silence and the Sacred,” Mater Dei, Institute for Theology, Goa, October 23, 2005
  51. “Science and Service,” to the staff and students of St. Anne’s Seva Sadan, Guntur, AP, Oct 29, 2005.
  52. “Collective Extension or Extinction: Prospectus of Being Human Today,” on Person and Society, Perspectives for XXI century, at Braga, Portugal, organized by Revisita Portuguesa de Filosofia, et al, Nov 17-19, 2005.
  53. “Gandhi’s Vision of Truth,” held at Aghakhan Palace and organized by National Women’s Conference, January 30, 2006.
  54. “Save Our Lives: An SOS to Science, Religion and Humanity to Preserve Life and Environment”at the National Seminar on “Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-cultural Perspectives,” held on 4th and 5th March at St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur.
  55. Attended and moderated two sessions of the seminar on “Theologizing for the Malankara Catholic Church,” held at Bethany Vijnanapeeth June 23-25, 2006.
  56. “The Unfolding of the Cosmos: The Challenges and the Prospects,” at the National Seminar on Science-Religion Dialogue held on 4th and 5th February 2006, at St. Xavier’s College, Goa.
  57. Four presentations on science and religion to young scholars, attending one month seminar on “Science, Values and Vision” organized by ASSR at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Dec 11, 2005- Jan 7, 2006.
  58. “We are the Future: Some Introductory Insights on the Unfolding of the Cosmos,” at the International Seminar organized by IISR, on “Science-Religion Dialogue and Cosmic Future” organized at Lonavla, Jan 2-6, 2006.
  59. “Save Our Lives: An SOS to Science, Religion and Humanity to Preserve Life and Environment” at the National Seminar on “Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-cultural Perspectives,” held on 4th and 5th March at St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur.
  60. “Collective Extension or Extinction: The Prospect of Being Human Today, ” Congresso Inernacional de Filosopfia, on Person and Society (Pessoa & Sociedade), organised by Universidade Catolica Portuguesa,  Braga, Portugal, 17-19, November, 2005.
  61. Inaugural Address on “Science and Religion Dialogue: Implications for India,” and presentation on “Cosmic Destiny, Biological Future and Personal Fulfillment: Science and Religion in Interaction,” Marian Association of Science, Technology and Religion, Marian College, Kuttikkanam, Kerala, 17th July 2006.
  62. “Science and Religion in the Indian Context,” at Vadavathoor Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, August 12, 2006.
  63. “Cosmic Extinction or Biotic Expansion: The Prospects and Promises of BT and IT” held at organized by CBCI-CSRS, at Loyola College, Trivandrum, August,12- 13, 2006.
  64. Organised one month seminar on “Science, Values and Vision” for 25 scholars from Dec 10 – Jan 7, 2007 at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune and presented six papers on science, religion and philosophy.
  65. “Jesuit Science in 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the International Seminar on Jesuits and Modern Science, organized by De Nobili College, Pune, 1-5, 2007.
  66. “Biotic Expansion or Cosmic Extinction: The Future of Humanity,” organized by STSSR, at St, Thomas College, Pala, November 3-4, 2006.
  67. “The Convergence of Nano-, Bio-, Information and Cognitive Sciences: The Future of Science and Religion Dialogue, “ASSR Seminar, Khandala January 26-27, 2007.
  68. “Truth and Differences in Major Religions,” held at Aghakhan Palace and organized by National Women’s Conference, January 30, 2007.
  69. “Deep Ecology and Contemporary Myths Religious Rootedness and Scientific Openness
    for a Viable Living” at National Institute of Oceonography, Dona Paula, Goa, March 11-12, 2007.
  70. “Philosophy as Weltanschauung: Human Quest for Infinite,” at Philosophy of Religion Seminar, organized by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, March 21, 2007.
  71. Presented a paper on “Die Zukunft der indische Kirche” at a workshop organized by Landshuterreligionsgemeinschaft, Landshut, Germany, May 21, 2007.
  72. “Meaning of Human Existence: Contributions from Science and Religion at Pondy, Goa on 4th 2007.
  73. “Satyagraha: Gandhian Paradigm for Integrated Development for the Globalised, Contemporary World,” at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, March 15-17, 2007.
  74. “Philosophy as Weltanschauung: Human Quest for Infinite,” at Philosophy of Religion Seminar, organized by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, March 21, 2007.
  75. Presented a paper on “Die Zukunft der  indische Kirche” at a workshop organized by Landshuterreligionsgemeinschaft, Landshut, Germany, May 21, 2007.
  76. Presented a paper, “Human Beings Today: At the Crossroads of Outer, Inner and Empty Space,” on line at the conference “Human Being in Contemporary Philosophical Conceptions” organised by Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russia, May 28-31, 2007.
  77. A presentation on “The significance of science-religion dialouge and the Church’s positive outlook,” at Hosana Centre, Sliema, Malta, April 28, 2007.
  78. Presented the paper “Experience and Expression of the Divine: Anthropological Reflections ” at the JDV-Innsbruck International Conference,  on Cross-Cultural Encounter: Experience and Expression of the Divine, 16th -20th May 2007, organised by the Theology Faculty, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
  79. Chaired two sessions and gave presidential reflections at the International Conference organized by Ranade Group and University of Pune (Faculty of Philosophy) and ICPR, at Pune, on June 4-5, 2007.
  80. “Meaning of Human Existence: Contributions from Science and Religion” organized at Pondy, Goa on August 4-5, 2007.
  81. Presented a paper on “Jesuit Philosophy as Fostering Creative Dialogue between Religions, Sciences and Technologies”  International Conference on Jesuits and Philosophy at Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule, Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, August 30-Sept 4, 2007.
  82. Attended and chaired a session on “”Human Evolution: In Search of our Anthropoid Roots” on  Sept 5-9, 2007, organised by Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain.
  83. Organized the National Seminar on “Science, Values and Vision,” for research scholars at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, from Dec 9, 2007 to Jan  6, 2008 and presented four papers, “Science-Religion Dialogue: An Indian Appraisal,”  “Chaos and Cosmos: Contributing to  Science-Religion Dialogue”  “Dimensionality  of Human Life”  and  “Fractals and Approximation: Lessons for Science-Religion Dialogue.”
  84. “Globalization and Science-Religion Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects,” at the International Seminar on Science-Religion Dialogue in a Globalizing World, organized by IISR, at Avion Holiday Resort, Lonaval, Jan 1-5, 2008.
  85. held at Aghakhan Palace and organized by National Women’s Conference, January 30, 2007.
  86. Organised the ASSR Seminar and presented a paper, “Scientific Regress and Religious Progress,” at the seminar on “Contemporary Scientific Progress and Religious Responses,” at St Stanislaus’ Villa, Lonavla, February 15-17, 2008.
  87. Presented a paper on “Reality as Relationality: Some Scientific and Anthropologial Reflections,” at Srinagar, for a Conference on  “Christian Mission as Building Relationships” organised by Fellowship of Indian Missiologits, at Srinagar,  18-21, October, 2008.
  88. Gave the keynote address on “Science-Religion Interface,” organised by MASTR, Marian College, Kuttikanam, Kerala, on October 24, 2007.
  89. Mahadev Ranade: Christian-Hindu Interpreatations: Feb 3, 2008, Talk in honour of Dr Rajendra Bhawiskar, at Prabhodini School, Pune
  90. Paper on “Science and Religion Promoting Peace” at World Peace Conference, 30th Jan-2nd February, 2008, at World Peace Centre, MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India.
  91. Presented a paper on “Role of Gandhian Values for Contemporary Humanity, ” Jan 30, 2008, Aghakhan Palace, Pune.
  92. Presented a paper on “Here and Now Leading to Fullness: Some Anthropological Considerations” for Satyanilayam (SN)-Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV) Philosophy Faculty Seminar, organised at Loyola College, Chennai, on March 14, 2008.
  93. Presented a paper “Responding to Evangelicals, Catholics and Higher Learning” at the International Conference on “Religious Education and Spirituality as the Foundation of Multi-cultural Education in a Global World,” organized by the Dept of religious Studies, Sogang University,  Korea, on 7-9 April, 2008.
  94. Presented a paper “The Depth of Fault, the Height of Forgiveness: Some Anthropological Insights of Paul Ricoeur Applied to Contemporary Korean Situation,”  at the National University, Korea, May 21, 2008.
  95. Presented a paper “Healing through Forgiveness: Response to “Memory, History and the Culture of Life by Oliver Rafferty,” at the Research Institute for Life and Culture, Sogang University,  Korea, 12 June 2008.
  96. Presented paper, “Converging Consciously and Collectively towards a Culture of Life: Dealing with Suicide in the Context of the Good News that Life Is,” at Research Institute for Life and Culture, Sogang University,  Korea, 22 April 2008.
  97. Presented paper, “To be Religious Is to Be Interreligious: Creative Contribution of Bede Griffiths,” at the Dept of Theology, Sogang University,  Korea, April 22, 2008.
  98. Gave the keynote address on “The Challenge of  Transhumanism,” at  Dept of Theology, Kangnam University, Kyounggi-Do, Korea 14, May 2008
  99. “Mystery of Human Life in the Plan of God,”  XV ASPAC (Asia Pacific Congress) 2008 on Love, Life and Family to be held at Taleigao Community Centre, Taleigao Goa from the 29th to the 31st of October 2008.
  100. “The Challenge and Prospects of Science-Religion Dialogue,” to the staff and students of  Vishwajyothi Don Bosco College, Karunapuram, Warangal, November 10-11, 2008.
  101. “The Self, Soul and Supreme: Neurological and Philosophical Reflections,” at the International Symposium on “The Neuroscientific Revolution, the Human Soul and Spirituality,” at Holiday Resort Avion, Lonavla, January 1-5, 2009.
  102. “The Humbling Effect on Biotechnology: Future Prospects,” at the National Seminar organized at Pondy, Goa, February 10, 2009.
  103. “Prayer and Source and Summit of Life,” at the Seminar held at Aghakhan Palace and organized by National Women’s Conference, January 30, 2009.
  104. “Karma-Yoga: A Christian View,” at the Conference on “Karma-Sidhanta: Converging Viewpoints, organized by Faculty Philosophy Dept, TMV, Pune, February 21, 2009.
  105. “Law of Life and Law of Love,” at the Conference organized by the  Centre for Study of Religion, at Mesquitte, USA.
  106. “Eternal Life: Life as Evolving towards Fullness,” Institute of Philosophy and Culture, Sogang University, June 5, 2009.
  107. “The Beauty of Being Human: A Ricoeurian Perspective” Jun. 12(Fri) -15(Mon), 2009 at Naksanbeach Hotel, Sokcho, Host: Goryeo Buddhist painting Institute, South Korea.
  108. “E-Communities & Social Networking & Future Communities,”  at the conference, Living Together Is Possible organized by Interfaith Youth Summer Institute, National Council of Churches in India Interfaith Coalition for Peace 15-22 June 2009 at Pilar Retreat Center, Goa.
  109. “Social Networking & Future Communities: Religious Implications” for the staff and students of CST Seminary, Aluva, Kerala,  June 22, 2009.
  110. “The Future of Religious Life and Community,” at Jeevalaya Institute of Philosophy, Gottigere, Bangalore 560083, June 26, 2009.
  111. At the National Seminar on “Christian Faith In A World Of Science & Technology: Challenges & Opportunities” August 18-20 2009, organized by Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India at Ishwani Kendra, Pune 411014, India.
  112. “Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Nanotechnology, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Sept 14-15, 2009.
  113. “Nanotechnology and the Future of Science.” At Santhigiri College of Computer Sciences, ,Purapuaha/Vazhithala, Sept 18, 2009
  114. “Impact of Technological Revolution on Society and Religious Response” at the three day National Seminar at Allahabad Agricultural University, Sept 29-30, 2009.
  115. “Consumed by Compassion: St Francis Xavier’s Vision for Today” to the staff and students of Xaviers,  Sahibganj, Jharkhand,  December 3, 2009.
  116. “Health, Scientific and Religious Appraisal,” at Alternative Health Centre, Kalidanga, Rampurhat, West Bengal.
  117. Participated in Expert Committee Meeting for planning the MA Philosophy Programme under IGNOU on 3rd October 09, at IGNOU, New Delhi
  118. “Nanotechnology, Science and Religion: The Meaning of the Mastery and Mystery of Religion” at the International Seminar on Science-Religion Dialogue in the World of Nanoscience, organized by Indian Institute of Science and Religion at Holiday Resort Avion, Lonavla, 1-5, Jan 2010.
  119. Attended two week workshop of the editorial tem of ACPI: Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Bangalore, May 15-30, 2010.
  120. Presented the paper, “Everlasting seriousness” of humans and cosmos: contemporary Eschatological Reflections based on some insights of Polkinghorne at the Conference, GOD and PHYSICS: including an 80th birthday celebration of the work of John Polkinghorne organised by  Ian Ramsey Centre and the International Society for Science and Religion Conference: Oxford, July 7th to 11th 2010.
  121. Presented the paper, “Engineering Human singularity: Some ethical and Social Implications,” at the conference, The engineered (technological) singularity: PHEADE 2010, Romanian Society for Philosophy Engineering and Technoethics (ROSPHET/SFRIT), Borkovino, Romania, Oct 26-30, 2010.
  122. Presented the paper, “The End of the Universe and Destiny of Humanity: Scientific Eschatology and Questions for Theology” at International Seminar on Catholicism in the World Of Science, Patriarchal Seminary, Rachol, Goa, 17-20 December, 2010.
  123. Presented the paper, “Philosophical and religious Perspectives on nanotechnology,” Science and Religion: the contemporary engagement, Sept 14-15, Newman College, Thodupuzha.
  124. Presented the paper, “Revisioning Philosophy for Today: Our Common Mission,” at JCSA Studies Commission meeting held at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, Dec. 28-30, 2010.
  125. Presented the paper, “Transhumanism: Challenges and Prospectus,” at the Conference, Bioethics: Indian Perspectives in the global setting,  jointly by Little Flower Seminary and ICPR at Little Flower Seminary, Aluva, January 8-10, 2011.
  126. Presented the paper, “Towards a viable lifestyle: a critique based on the tribal societies,” National Seminar on Gandhian Strategies for Sustainable Communal Harmony and Development, Newman College, Thodupuzha, March 03-04, 2011.
  127. “The End of Our Universe,” Feb 3-5, 2012 ASSR Seminar, Khandala ASSR Annual seminar on Cosmology, Science and Religion,
  128. Talk at Aluva CST “Eschatological Implications of Big Bang Theory,” Little Flower Seminary, Aluva, Feb 14, 2012
  129. “Human Rights and Indigenous People” National Seminar on Human Rights: Governance And Issues organized by KR Narayanan Study Centre, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor, 15-16 December 2011.
  130. “Spirituality of Silence and Service: Eastern and Western Approaches to an integrated social work” International Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Social Work. Organised by Centre for Studies in Rural Development – Institute of Social Work and Research, 28 – 30 December 2011.
  131. “Engineered Culture: The Body of Relationships and Technology of Presence” Religion and Culture A Multicultural Discussion based on Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D’Sa Nov 28-30, 2011, Bambolim, Goa.
  132. “Trans-Humanism and Its Challenges to Society” Recent Developments in Biological Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities to Christian Faith, Mater Dei Academy, Institute Mater Dei, Santa Monica, Old Goa Jan 14, 2012.
  133. “The End of the Universe – Scientific Perspectives” Diocesan Society of Educations’ Rosary College of commerce & Arts, Goa “Recent Scientific Theories on the Universe & Their Impact on Society” Jan 13, 2012.
  134. “Science, Technology and Society,” at a Public Function organized at Margaon, Goa, Jan 14, 2012.
  135. Organized “A Tribute to Raimundo Panikkar (1918 –2010) at Jnana-Deepa Vidypeeth, Pune Monday, August 29, 201.
  136. “Real, Unreal and Virtual Information: The Nature of Informational Artifacts” From Natural to Artifacted. Trends and Challenges in the Philosophy of Information 2011 October 13-16 2011 PHEADE 2011 Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Era 3rd international conference (Video conferencing)
  137. “Dialogue as way of Life,” “Theological Views on Religions and Cultures” Sponsored by Loyola School of Theology, Manila and Heythrop College, London, July 21-23, 2011
  138. “Towards an Indian Ending,” St Patrick’s School, Singapore, July 18-19, 2011.
  139. “Farmer’s Suicide in India: A Case Study on the Need for an Alternative Pro-Life Economy” Farmer’s Suicide in India: A Case Study on the Need for an Alternative Pro-Life Economy, Sogang University, Soeul, May 19- 2011.
  140. “Science, Religion and Politics: An Indian Experience” at Department of Political Science, Honam University, South Korea, May 17- 18, 2011.
  141. Gave four lectures on science and religion at Science-Religion Conference organized for college professors by AIACHE at JDV 27th April- 6th May, JDV, IISR
  142. “Indian Christian Appreciation of Science,” at the National Conference on Religions organised by St. Thomas Orthodox Seminary, Nagpur April 6, 2011.
  143. “The Need for widening the consciousness,” Pre Parliament on 1st World Parliament on Spirituality, Bangalore, on March 18, 2012 (Video conferencing).

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  1. “The End of Our Universe,” Feb 3-5, 2012 ASSR Seminar, Khandala ASSR Annual seminar on Cosmology, Science and Religion,
  2. Talk at Aluva CST “Eschatological Implications of Big Bang Theory,” Little Flower Seminary, Aluva, Feb 14, 2012
  3. “Human Rights and Indigenous People” National Seminar on Human Rights: Governance And Issues organized by KR Narayanan Study Centre, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor, 15-16 December 2011.
  4. “Spirituality of Silence and Service: Eastern and Western Approaches to an integrated social work” International Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Social Work. Organised by Centre for Studies in Rural Development – Institute of Social Work and Research, 28 – 30 December 2011.
  5. “Engineered Culture: The Body of Relationships and Technology of Presence” Religion and Culture A Multicultural Discussion based on Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D’Sa Nov 28-30, 2011, Bambolim, Goa
  6. “Trans-Humanism and Its Challenges to Society” Recent Developments in Biological Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities to Christian Faith, Mater Dei Academy, Institute Mater Dei, Santa Monica, Old Goa Jan 14, 2012.
  7. “The End of the Universe – Scientific Perspectives” Diocesan Society of Educations’ Rosary College of commerce & Arts, Goa “Recent Scientific Theories on the Universe & Their Impact on Society” Jan 13, 2012.
  8. “Science, Technology and Society,” at a Public Function organized at Margaon, Goa, Jan 14, 2012.
  9. Organized “A Tribute to Raimundo Panikkar (1918 –2010) at Jnana-Deepa Vidypeeth, Pune Monday, August 29, 201.
  10. “Real, Unreal and Virtual Information: The Nature of Informational Artifacts” From Natural to Artifacted. Trends and Challenges in the Philosophy of Information 2011 October 13-16 2011 PHEADE 2011 Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Era 3rd international conference (Video conferencing)
  11. “Dialogue as way of Life,” “Theological Views on Religions and Cultures” Sponsored by Loyola School of Theology, Manila and Heythrop College, London, July 21-23, 2011
  12. “Towards an Indian Ending,” St Patrick’s School, Singapore, July 18-19, 2011.
  13. “Farmer’s Suicide in India: A Case Study on the Need for an Alternative Pro-Life Economy” Farmer’s Suicide in India: A Case Study on the Need for an Alternative Pro-Life Economy, Sogang University, Soeul, May 19- 2011
  14. “Science, Religion and Politics: An Indian Experience” at Department of Political Science, Honam University, South Korea, May 17- 18, 2011
  15. Gave four lectures on science and religion at Science-Religion Conference organized for college professors by AIACHE at JDV 27th April- 6th May, JDV, IISR
  16. “Indian Christian Appreciation of Science,” at the National Conference on Religions organsied by St. Thomas Orthodox Seminary, Nagpur April 6, 2011.
  17. “The Need for widening the consciousness,” Pre Parliament on 1st World Parliament on Spirituality, Bangalore, on March 18, 2012 (Video conferencing)
  18. Expert Committee Meeting on Encyclopaedia of Social Work, School of Social Work, IGNOU, New Delhi, 110068, March 5, 2013.
  19. Presented the paper “Respect, Dignity and Equality: The Unique Role of Individuals  in a Democratic Set-up and their religious Basis” at the  Sixth Pune-Innsbruck Joint Conference on “Democracy in an Age of Globalization: Ethical and Religio-Political Challenges” 16th – 20th May 2012.
  20. Main organizer of the International Seminar on  “Tradition, Freedom and Development: Hermeneutic Appropriations” in collaboration with  Research in Values in Philosophy, Washington and Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, Aug 12-13, 2012 and presented the paper, “A Matter of Debate: Development and Freedom in the Present Indian Context.”
  21. Presented the paper “Non-Violence: A Wider Vision Based on “Terror Management Theory” at  the UGC- Sponsored National Seminar on Contemporary Nonviolent Movements in India and Abroad, School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 23-24, August 2012
  22. Local coordinator of the Second National Seminar on Social Communications for Students of Theology, New Media and Pastoral Ministry,  for CBCI OFFICE FOR SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS, PG Block, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, August 29 -September 1, 2012 and presented the talk “Formation, Pastoral Ministry, New Media.”
  23. Conducted the Staff Seminar on “God Particle,”  for the staff members of JDV, Pune, July 19,  2012.
  24. Presented the paper “the Significance of God Particle for Today’s Cosmology” at the National Seminar on God Particle, organized by  , Little Flower Seminary, Aluva, Kerala, on September 22, 2012.
  25. Presented the paper “The Discovery of God Particle and the Dialogue at the Frontiers of Science and Religion” at Mater Dei Academy, Institute Mater Dei, Santa Monica, Old Goa on Jan 27, 2012.
  26. Presented the paper “Identity, Difference and Conflict: Postcolonial Critique  Identity/Selfhood (Self Fashioning),” at the National Conference on “ Identity, Difference And Conflict: Postcolonial Critique,” organized by  Association of Christian Philosophers of India,  at JDV, Pune 26-29, Oct, 2012. Also acted as one of the local coordinators.
  27. Main Organiser of the International Conference  on “Wisdom in the Emergent Technologies Era 2012,” organized by the Romanian based PHEADE 2012. Presented the paper, “ Wisdom in the age of Technology and Emergent Transhumanism: Towards an Indian Ending.”  November 1-5, 2013
  28. Keynote speaker at the two day seminar on Science and Religion Vijnananilayam Degree College, Elluru, AP, November 25-27, 2012.
  29. Delivered a public lecture  “The Significance of  God Particle and Science-Religion Dialogue” at Margaon, Goa Jan 27, 2012.
  30. Presented the paper “Challenge of the Body and Social Work Spirituality” at Second international conference on spirituality social work , CSRD, Ahmednagar, Jan 3-6, 2013.
  31. Participated at the Panel Discussion on “What we must do to save the rivers of Maharashtra” at Aghakhan Palace, Jan 30, 2013.
  32. Main organizer of the Seminar on “Beyond the Big Bang,” at  St. Stanislaus’ Villa, organsied by ASSR, Pune. Jan 19-20, 2013. Presented the paper, “The God Particle: A Historical Perspective.”
  33. Main organizer of the of the National Seminar on “Big Bang and Beyond: On God Particle,” organized by IISR, at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, Jan 21, 2013.
  34. Conducted a Workshop on “God Particle” for select students of JDV,  Pune, August 7,  2012.
  35. Presented the paper “The God of the God Particles” at St. Xaviers’ College, Mapusa, Goa Jan 26, 2012.

Plus more than 120 popular science-religion articles published in popular journals and newspapers, including the regular column religion@scientist.com at Maharashtra Herald, 2004-6.

More than 200 articles on science, religion and spirituality at Financial Chronicle  for the daily column “Sacred Bull” on every Monday.

* articles which received special merit award.

  • Special Scholarship for Hindi from the Central Government, 1979.
  • ICPR (Indian Council of Philosophical Research) Fellow 1989-91
  • Templeton Science-Religion Course Award, 1998
  • Science and Religion Development Grant, 1999
  • Honourable Mention of Article by CTNS (Templeton Foundation) for my article “Eschatology: Scientific and Religious”
  • Expanding Humanity’s Vision of God, 2000 prize won.
  • Templeton Grant for Discussion Groups, Jnanam 2000
  • Science-Religion Local Society’s Initiative approved by Metanexus, 2001
  • Templeton Science-Religion Oxford Seminar Award (2002-2005)


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