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- Talks to Learned Bodies & Religious Leadership-



"Values, culture and inter religious dialogue”:
Talk at the triennial meeting of the All India Association of Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), which brings together the principals of the 240 Christian colleges in India (1988);

"Higher Education: ethical and spiritual issues”:
Talk given at the triennial meeting of AIACHE, 1991.

"Education in India”:
Talk given at the national Symposium on Education organized by the Salesians of Don Bosco, Madras, 1988.

"Issues facing educators today”:
Talks given to the principals of matriculation schools of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry, Madras, 1988.

"Mass Media: Its Impact Today and Our Response”:
Key note address at the all India celebration of the death centenary of Don Bosco, Bombay, 1988.

"Re thinking philosophical anthropology in a cross cultural context”:Talk given at the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India, Poona, 1989.

Gender Discrimination: A Philosophical Response”:
Talk given at the annual meeting of the Association Christian Philosophers of India, Mysore, 1994.

"Love as the key to understanding the person”:
Talk given at the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India, Nagpur, 1995.

"Poverty and Inequality as a Challenge to Higher Education”: Talk given at the first meeting of the International Association of Christian Colleges and Universities, New Delhi, 1995.

“Attitudes to Nature and Science in Christianity”:
Talk given at the National Seminar on Science, Philosophy and Religion, at the Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, University of Madras, 1994.

"Cristianismo y culturas indias” (Christianity and Indian cultures): Talk given at the VIII Symposium on Historical Theology, Faculdad de Teologia Vicente Ferrer, Valencia (Spain), 1995.

"Healing and Health: Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Aspects”: Annual Day Oration at the Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, Madras, 1995.

"Youth Spirituality in the Indian Context”:
Paper presented at the annul meeting of Don Bosco Youth Animation (India), Madras, 1995.

"Youth Ministry Today: Principles and Essential Dimensions”: Paper presented at the Regional Consultation on Youth Ministry in North East India, Shillong, 1995.

Presided over the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India and gave a paper on “The Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” in Dehra Dun (India), October 1996.

Gave a four-day seminar on “The Teacher in the Catholic School Today” for 335 principals of Catholic schools, at the annual meeting of the All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), in Mannanam (India), October 1996

“Too Many Questions and Too Few Answers: The Human Journey as Seen by Psychology, Religion and Spirituality”: Talk to the professors of the Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Valencia (Spain), March 1997.

Gave a paper “A Fad, a Cult of Jargon, or a Significant Intellectual Trend? A Critical Look at Postmodernism, with Special Reference to the Indian Context,” at the National Seminar on Postmodernism and Critical Theory in the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras; August 1997.

Presided over the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India and presented a paper on “How Psychologists View Religion.” Varanasi (India), October 1997.

Gave a talk on “Postmodernism and Mass Media” at the all-India meeting of the diocesan directors of Media apostolate, at the Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts, Chennai; February, 1999.

Presided over the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India and presented a paper on “The Ethical Aspects of Globalization.” Calcutta, October 1988.

Presided over the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India, and presented a paper on “A Critical Look at Postmodernism, with Special Reference to India.” Eluru (Andhra Pradesh), October 1999.

Gave the key note address at the triennial meeting of the major superiors of religious of India (the national CRI) on the theme, “The Cost of Discipleship: The Challenges facing Religious in India Today.” Chennai (Madras), January 2000.

Presided over the annual meeting of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India, and presented a paper on “Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality: Continuities and Discontinuities”; Kanyakumari (India), October 2000.

Gave a paper on “Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality” at the Philosophy Symposium on the Papal document “Fides et Ratio,” organized by Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai (India), September 2000.

Gave the keynote address at the first National Gathering of Catholic Psychologists and Counsellors on the topic, “The Church in India: The Contribution of Psychologists.” Hyderabad (India), October 2000.

As Chief Guest at the Convocation of Sacred Heart College, Tiruppattur, Vellore Dt. (India), addressed the faculty and students on “The Salesian Approach to Education”; Tiruppattur, March 12, 2001.

Addressed the General Chapter of the Missionary Society of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS) on the theme: “Issues Facing Religious Today, with special reference to the Prophetic Charism and New Ministries.” Bangalore (India), 24 May 2001.

Gave the keynote address at the Second National Gathering Psychologists and Counsellors on the topic, “Sexuality, Celibacy and the Religious Quest,” New Delhi, September 2001.

Addressed the International Gathering of the “Istituzioni Universitarie Salesiane” (Salesian University Institutions) on the theme: “Universities in India and the Role of Christian Colleges,” Hyderabad, October 26-28, 2001.

Presented a Paper on “The Christian Vision of Education” the National Consultation on Education of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India; New Delhi, January 2002.

Addressed the annual meeting of the faculties of the Catholic Major Seminaries of Tamilnadu, in Coimbatore, on January 12, 2002, on the topic: “Human Qualities of Formators.”

Addressed the General Chapter of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI Fathers) in Bangalore (India) on April 4, 2002, on the topics: “Issues Facing Religious Leadership Today” and “Priority Areas for Religious Life Today.”

Gave the Orientation Talks to the Provincial Chapter of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD Fathers), Bangalore Province, in Bangalore (India), on April 16, 2002, on the topics: (a) The Contemplative Life; (b) The Meaning of a Life of Prayer and Interiority Today; (c) Our Multi-Religious Setting; (d) Formation; (e) Some Contemporary Contemplatives; (f) Religious Leadership Today (and the Role of Chapters).

“The Impact of Dysfunctional Family Life on Religious Life and Priesthood”: Talk to the Third National Gathering of the Catholic Psychologists of India. Venue: Mumbai (Bombay); September 26, 2002