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Fr John Karuvelil SJ

Fr John Karuvelil SJ
Date of Birth: 2-4-1964

Ecclesiatical Studies

  • PhD (Doctorate in Sacred Theology), Boston College, Boston, 2010
  • Licentiate in Moral Theology, Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome, 2004
  • BTh (Bachelor of Theology), Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, 1998
  • BPh (Bachelor of Philosophy), Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, 1992

Secular Studies

  • BA (English Hon), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1990                         
  • Full-time faculty (lecturer) at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune (
  • HoD of Pastoral and Moral Theology at JDV from (2012-18)
  • Animator of the Students’ Council at JDV (2012-15)
  • Administrator cum Treasurer of Loyola High School, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
  • Administrator cum Treasurer of Human Life Centre in Balasore, Orissa.
  • Prefect of Studies and teacher at St. Paul’s Minor Seminary, Padanpur, Orissa.
  • Coordinator and Assistant Administrator at Human Life Centre in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
  • Publications

    • Karuvelil, John. “Discipleship in the Gospel of John I.” Indian Journal of Spirituality  XI, no. 2 (June 1998): 214-245.
    • Karuvelil, John. “Discipleship in the Gospel of John II.” Indian Journal of Spirituality XI, no. 3 (September 1998): 371-392.
    • Karuvelil, John. “Indian Health Care System under the Scanner: An Ethical Reflection.” Dyana: Journal of Religion and Spirituality 11, no. 1-2 (April-October 2011): 131-147.
    • Karuvelil, John. “Institutionalizing Ill-Health: Corruption and Health Care in India.” Asian Horizons 6, no.1 (March 2012): 70-86.
    • Karuvelil, John. “Dignity of Women and Elective Abortions in India: An Ethical Reflection.” In Moral Theology in India Today: The DVK National Workshop on Moral Theology, ed. Shaji George Kochuthara, 589-626. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2013.

    Awaiting Publications

    • Karuvelil, John. “Justice and Common Good in Public Health: A Contextual Reflection for India.” (To be published by the Association of Moral Theologians in India, 2013.)
    • Karuvelil, John. Participation is the Path to Sustainable Development: Developmental Projects and Involuntary Displacement in India. In Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction (Catholic  Theological Ethics in the World Church series (Vol.3), eds. Andrea Vicini, S.J and Christiana Z. Peppard. Maryknoll (NY): Orbis Press, 2014.

    Academic Activities

    • Participated in the international conference of “Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church” held in Trento, Italy, from July 24 to 27, 2010.
    • Participated in the annual conference of the ‘Association of Moral Theologians in India’ held in Goa from Oct. 29-31, 2011, and presented a paper on “Corruption in Health Care in India.”
    • Participated in the National Workshop on Moral Theology in India held at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram: Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law, Bangalore, India, from July 12-25, 2012, and presented a paper titled “Dignity of Women and Elective Abortions in India: An Ethical Reflection.”
    • Organized the annual conference of the ‘Association of Moral Theologians in India’ at De Nobili College, Pune, from Oct. 28-30, 2012 and participated in the same.

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