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Seminar Title :Mission in Dialogue
 

Mission has been traditionally understood as the conversion of people to Christianity because Jesus Christ is the only saviour of human kind and the Church is a necessary mediation. Our experience and reflection in Asia suggest a paradigm shift

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1.New Images of Mission By M.Amaladoss SJ
New Images of Mission
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2.Gospel - Culture Encounter By M.Amaladoss SJ
THE CHALLENGES OF GOSPEL-CULTURE ENCOUNTER
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3.Reconciliation in Practice By Andreas D `Souza
Reconciliation in Practice: The Indian Experience1
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4.Religion and Violence By S.Wesley Ariarajah
Religion and Violence A Protestant Christian Perspective
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5.Christianity and other Religions By Jacques Dupuis, S.J.
Christianity and Other Religions:From Confrontation to Encounter

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6.Christianity and Culture By S.M. Michael, S.V.D.
Authentic in Dialogue: Beyond Relativism and Ethnocentrism
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7.Women in Mission By Rekha Chennattu, RA
Women in the Mission of the Church An Interpretation of John 4
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8.Ecojustice By Rosemary Radford Ruether
Ecojustice at the Centre of the Church`s Mission (28 January 2000)
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9.Missio Inter Gentes By JONATHAN YUN-KA TAN
TOWARDS A NEW PARADIGM IN THE MISSION THEOLOGY OF THE FEDERATION OF ASIAN BISHOPS` CONFERENCES
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10.FABC - Dialogue By OTC
THESES ON INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

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11.FABC - Inculturation By OTC
THESES ON INCULTURATION AND THE LOCAL CHURCH

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12.Ecclesia in Asia By Peter C. Phan
ECCLESIA IN ASIA: CHALLENGES FOR ASIAN CHRISTIANITY
   
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13.Dominus Jesus By Aloysius Pieris, S.J.
Dominus Jesus

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14.Mission - 2025 By Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Toward the missionary Church of 2025 — The Past and the Future -

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15.Missio Dei and the Poor By Paulo Suess
Missio Dei and the Project of Jesus: The Poor and the “Other” as Mediators of the Kingdom of God and Protagonists of the Churches
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16.Pluralism By Peter C.Phan
CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM: THE CHURCH’S MISSION IN ASIA
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17.Dialogue and Culture By John Mansford Prior, S.V.D.
DIALOGUE AND CULTURE: REFLECTIONS BY A TEMPORARY SOJOURNER
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18.Ad Gentes By Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Challenges Today to Mission ``Ad Gentes``

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19.Telling the Story of Jesus By Luis Antonio G. Tagle
Mission in Asia:Telling the Story of Jesus
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20.Pluralism By
Raimond Panikkar, Pluralism
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Seminar Title :IDCR - Debate Series - 2009 - 2010
 

Ideas change lives. And they have changed societies and shaped identity of nations and peoples. At micro level, ideas initiate innovation and growth.

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1.IDCR - Debate Series - 2009 -2010 By
IDCR - Debate Series - 2009 -2010
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Seminar Title :August Debate: How does China (Communism) view Religion and Society Today?
 

Communist China has embraced capitalist economy. This made China to face revival of religious groups and their practices. For markets bring marketers of different shades. In history, we have seen this in the era of colonisation; the East Indian Company was accompanied by missionaries. This is a question of economy encountering religion. In China this creates more conflicts than growth.  Communism in China has made alliance with capitalism. And successful so. To the extent of threatening to overpower the superpowers. The debate in IDCR will help us gain a ring-side view of what really happens in China. Dr. Thierry Meynard, an expert in the study of religion in China provides a picture of today’s China and he would lead us into a discussion on the impact of this on the globalised world.
• Speaker: Dr Thierry Meynard,

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1.How does China (Communism) view Religion and Society Today? By Dr Thierry Meynard,
Communist China has embraced capitalist economy. This made China to face revival of religious groups and their practices. For markets bring marketers of different shades. In history, we have seen this in the era of colonisation; the East Indian Compa
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Seminar Title :October Debate: Does Religion-based Education provide quality education?
 

This debate will focus on the ways of measuring quality education. Particularly, it will consider that whether religion based (faith schools) schools provide better quality education than state/private schools. There are two strands in the measuring quality in education. In purely secular sense, often rationality and professionalism, it is argued, enhance quality in learning and teaching. On the contrary, some would opine that religious orientation in the process of providing education not only enhances quality in education but also guides in character building. Here it is faith that opposes reason. In a larger sense, the problem of science and religion is revived here. This debate aims to critique both ways of education. And it will suggest a better way. 

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1.Does Religion-based Education provide quality education? By Dr. S.S. Rajagopalan
This debate will focus on the ways of measuring quality education. Particularly, it will consider that whether religion based (faith schools) schools provide better quality education than state/private schools. There are two strands in the measuring
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Seminar Title :November Debate: What is the Impact of Terrorism on Economy and Development?
 

Growth happens in peace time. Even art and literature flourish in peace and social order. But what we witness today in the globalisation era is that while economic growth is visibly seen in many parts of the world we witness regular terrorist attacks. For every MBA graduate there is a terrorist is being graduated in the training centres of the conflict zones. What are the reasons for terrorism? is it the impact of economic growth that is enjoyed by only a small section of the society but a large section is deprived of this growth? Here we deal with conflict between poverty and terrorism. In a wider sense, we face in this a conflict between tradition and modernity. This debate will ask some important questions about international conflicts and terrorism and explore ways of finding ways of resolutions of conflict.
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Prabhakar

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1.Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Double Peril on Humanity and Development By Dr W. Lawrence S.Prabhakar
Contemporary society and the international system contend the clear and present danger of terrorism and the perilous impact of weapons of mass destruction. Humanity is facing with the dark threat of mindless predatory violence that is emergent from t
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Seminar Title :December Debate : Do Festivals help Define/protect/enhance Cultural and Religious Communities?
 

Celebration is a constituent element of a culture. Stipulatively, culture is defined as the ways a group feels (pathos), thinks (logos) and celebrates (ethos). The third dimension of culture is crucial to demonstrate the core of culture. This manifests what is within and what is invisible. Festivals express what a culture is. To feast is to come together. One cannot feast alone. If done so, that would be termed as sickness. We need the other to celebrate the self. As we live individual lives we need celebrations to generate positive attitude among us. They heal our differences. It creates a sense of belonging to a community.

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1.Do Festivals help Define/protect/enhance Cultural and Religious Communities? By Fr. Jegath Gasper Raj
Celebration is a constituent element of a culture. Stipulatively, culture is defined as the ways a group feels (pathos), thinks (logos) and celebrates (ethos). The third dimension of culture is crucial to demonstrate the core of culture. This manifes
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Seminar Title :July Debate : Caste Culture & Christian Mission
 

This debate is on caste culture and Christian mission. Aside the content of the debate, initiated by Dr Clooney, from Harvard University, this debate is intended to revisit the whole question of what happens when religious practices take roots in another culture. Christian missions encountered cultures in many ways in many countries that in some places there were resistance, in some other conflicts. Even that led to violence and loss of lives. To understand the dialectic of caste (culture) and religion (Christianity) we need to understand the polemic pole of the West versus the East and the developed world versus the developing world.  And we should go back to some important encounters between missionaries and the local people. This debate would revisit these areas that in turn would help us understand todays issue of globalisation and localisation.

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1.Caste and Christianity By Dr Frank Clooney, Harvard University, USA
This debate is on caste culture and Christian mission. Aside the content of the debate, initiated by Dr Clooney, from Harvard University, this debate is intended to revisit the whole question of what happens when religious practices take roots in ano
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Seminar Title :January - Health sector in India
 

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1.Health Sector in India : Some Key Issues By Dr.V.R.Muraleedharan,IIT-Madras.
The general impression is that health care is expensive and is not easily available to the poor. They cannot often afford to go to the private hospitals and the care in government hospitals is not often good. The government is not spending enough m
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