Board of Directors

President - Prof. Dr. Felix Wilfred , INDIA

Board ofDirector Felix Wilfred was born in Tamil Nadu, India in 1948. He is the President of the faculty of arts, and Chairman of The School of Philosophy and Religious thought, State University of Madras. He is also a member of the Statutory Ethical Committee of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was a member of International Theological Commission of the Vatican. As visiting professor, he has taught at the Universities of Nijmegen, Munster, Frankfurt am Main, Boston College and Ateneo de Manila. His researches and field studies today cut across many disciplines in humanities and social sciences. His more recent publications in the field of Theology are "On the Banks of Ganges" (2002), "Asian Dreams and Christian Hope" (2003), "The Sling of Utopia: Struggles for a Different Society" (2005), and "Margins: Site of Asian Theologies (2008).

Vice President - Diego Irarrazaval, Chile

Board ofDirector Diego Irarrazaval, was born in Chile in 1942 and is a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. He has been director of the Institute of Aymara Studies and has worked in indigenous pastoral care in Peru and other places on the continent. From 2001 to 2006 he was president of EATWOT (association of Third-World Theologians). He is the author of Religion del pobre y liberacion (1978); Teologia en la fe del pueblo (1992); Inculturación (1998); Raices de la esperanza (2004); Gozar la espiritualidad (2004); Gozar la etica (2005). At present he collaborates in parish pastoral work in Santiago, and he teaches in the Catholic University Silva Henriquez in Chile.

 

Vice-President - Thierry-Marie Courau, France

Board ofDirector Thierry-Marie Courau teaches Buddhism and theology of dialogue at Theologicum -Faculty of Theology and Religious studies of Institut catholique de Paris (Catholic University of Paris). He is Dean of Theologicum and president of COCTI - Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions, a subgroup of IFCU - International Federation of Catholic Universities. He is a Dominican, and is doctor in catholic theology from Strasbourg University. He also holds diplomas in engineering and management.