Editorial Board

Holding Masters in Philosophy and Political Science, an experienced grassroots activist and  trainer, co-authored advocacy research publications and campaign documents for national and international advocacy and lobbying purposes, co-authored human rights education textbooks for school students, and currently Programme Director for Advocacy Research and Human Rights Education at IDEAS centre, Madurai.

Cedric Prakash SJ (GUJ) is a human rights, reconciliation and peace activist/writer, currently engaged in Advocacy work. He is the recipient of several international and national awards.

Joseph Christie SJ will be taking over as the Secretary for Higher Education of the Society of Jesus in the beginning of August 2020. Earlier he served as the Director of LIBA, Chennai and XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Fr. Francis P. Xavier, SJ, has been in administration as Provincial (MDU), Director (LIFE and LICET), and Vice president of Jesuit Worldwide Learning. Currently, he is the Rector of Loyola Jesuit Institutions, Chennai. An author and researcher, with several books, articles, and webinars to his credit, his research now is on ‘Religion and Science.

Dr. Frazer Mascarenhas, SJ has a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Mumbai. He was the Principal of St. Xavier’s College Mumbai for 12 years. He retired in 2015. He was on a Sub-Committee for Higher Education of the National Knowledge Commission and on the Steering Committee for Higher Education of the Planning Commission for the 12 th Plan. Presently he does community-building work as Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Church, Mumbai.

Holds a doctorate in Education-Interdisciplinary-Sociology from Pune University. Worked as Adult Literacy Teacher, Sociology  Professor, Researcher , Publisher of Loyola Journal of Social Sciences  and  Family Counsellor. Has been the Principal of Loyola College of Social Sciences, Director of Indian Social Institute, Bangalore, and  Provincial of Kerala Jesuits. Currently, one of the Regional Assistants for South Asia to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Jerry serves at Dhyana Ashram, Chennai where he offers close to 25 programs a year.  He is a theologian, professor, writer, pastor,  Founder – Director of Dhaanam for human  donations and Manitham for political  participation.

Pudota Rayappa John, SJ (P. R. John SJ) holds Doctorate in Historical-Dogmatic Theology from Leopold–Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria. He was the Director of Kala Darshini an institute of evangelization and culture in Vijayawada. He produced dance-dramas “Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya” (Retelling the Story of Jesus in a multi-religious Indian Context and “Bhakta Paulu” (Retelling the Story of St. Paul in Indian Context). Currently, he works as the Principal of Vidyajyoti, College of Theology, Delhi and Professor of Systematic Theology.  He is the Visiting Professor of Vijnananilayam, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad, Arul Kadal, Chennai and Gyan Bharati, Varanasi.

John, SJ (P. R. John SJ) holds Doctorate in Historical-Dogmatic Theology from Leopold–Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria. He was the Director of Kala Darshini an institute of John Rose, SJ, is the Director of both Xavier Institute of Engineering and St Xavier’s Technical Institute. In the former Institute he also teaches computer Engineering. He is also the Province Coordinator for Higher Education,  and Director of the Province Development Office. He is an ardent supporter of Open-Source Software.

Michael Amaladoss, SJ.

Pavulraj Michael SJ did his Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from La Universidad de Comillas, Madrid and his Doctorate in Theology from La Universita’ PontificiaGregoriana, Rome. He was the Director of Novices for Madurai Province. At present, he is the Dean and Professor of the Institute of Spirituality, La Universita’ PontificiaGregoriana, Rome.

Fr Rappai.

Fr William Sequeira.

Dr Xavier Antony SJ is the Province Coordinator for JESCOM Madurai, Director of Loyola Education Network for Social Communication (LENS), the Madurai Province Media Centre and the Creative Head to Loyola TV Madurai Online. He is the motivational mini-story writer cum speaker who has been involved in collecting folktales scientifically from boys and girls as a hobby exceeding 13,000 till date