Dr. Vincent Sekhar SJ

Dr. Vincent Sekhar SJ

Vincent Sekhar is a Jesuit priest from India. His doctoral thesis was on Dharma in Early Brahmanic, Buddhist and Jain traditions. He is a rare Christian and a Jesuit priest to have done doctoral studies in Jain religion and philosophy and, on account of that, he has initiated Jain-Christian dialogue in the Indian Catholic tradition. He holds Master’s degrees in Sanskrit from Madras University and Contextual Theology from Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi. He did post-doctoral researches on Religion and Politics in Secular India and Religious Texts on Ecology as Visiting Fellow at Woodstock TheologicalCenter, Georgetown University, Washington DC. He taught in Fordham University, New York, and lectured in Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, WashingtonDC and in the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Seattle University, Seattle.At present, he is the Executive Director & Dean of Research in the Institute ofDialogue with Cultures and Religions (IDCR), Loyola College, Chennai, a Ph.D. Research Institute on Comparative Religion and Culture, affiliated to the University of Madras.

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