Bangalore 2012


Report by Shaji George

A national workshop, “Moral Theology in India Today,” was conducted at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK) from July 12-15, 2012, to reflect upon what directions moral theology in India is taking and how it should develop responding to the Indian situation, keeping its uniqueness but at the same time in dialogue with the global context. Beginning from the historical development of moral theology in India, an evaluation of the present, looking into the future was undertaken.

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Press Coverage: Theologians meet to reflect on India’s moral issues,” in National Catholic Reporter.

Moral Theology in India Today, edited by one of the Asian regional committee members, Shaji George Kochuthara, CMI, was released by Dharmaram Publications last month.

Participants and topics:

1. Scaria Kanniyakonil: Integration of Virtues and Laws in Indian Bioethics
2. Stephen Fernandes: Humanae Vitae and the Indian Response
3. Charles Irudayam: Justice in Catholic and Hindu Traditions
4. Thomas Srampickal: Historical Perspectives
5. Jose Koodapuzha: II Vat and Indian Moral Theology
6. Sr Vimala: Gender Ethics
7. Paul Chummar Chittilappilly: In Search of a Common Denominator for a Contextualised Theological Ethics
8. Baiju Julian: Interreligious Perspectives – Distinctiveness and Relationship
9. Saji Kanayankal: Ecotheological Ethics
10. John Chathanatt: Corruption
11. James F. Keenan: Catholic Theological Ethics in the world Church
12. Innaiah Polisetti: Spirituality and Morality
13. Sahayaraj Stanley, SJ: Business Ethics – Corporate Social Responsibility
14. Lucose Chamakala: Healthcare in India – Contemporary Challenges
15. Kochuthresia Puliyappallil: Moral Theology: Malankara Perspectives
16. Lucas Chan: Moral Theology: The Asian Scenario
17. Patrick Xavier: Political Ethics
18. Anthony Raj: Human Rights in India
19. George Kodithottam: Ethics in Politics
20. Mathew Illathuparampil: The Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning
21. Matthew Coutinho: Family Ethics
22. Prem Xalxo: Communication Ethics
23. Paulachan Kochappilly: Oriental Perspectives
24. John Karuvelil: Dignity of women and Selective abortions in India: An Ethical Reflection
25. Shaji George Kochuthara: Sexuality: Changing Perspectives
26. James Poonthuruthil, SDB

Photos From Bangalore