Jesuit Father Kuruvilla Pandikattu (born 1957) is Chair Professor of JRD Tata Foundation for Business Ethics at XLRI, Jamshedpur, and was a professor of Physics, Philosophy and Religion at Jnana Deepa Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Pune, India. Author/editor of more than 45 books and 240 academic articles, Dr. Pandikattu's main topics of research are ethics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, life management and transhumanism.
Luke Hunt, a journalist of more than three decades of experience, is an expert on East Asia's socio-political issues. A columnist, author, and academic, he covers Cambodia and beyond for UCA News.
Based in Tokyo, Cristian writes about Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. He worked for L'Osservatore Romano, the daily newspaper of Vatican state, for over a decade. He regularly contributes to major Italian newspapers and radio. His latest book is 'Japan does it better?'
Kamran Chaudhry, based in Lahore city, reports issues of religion, social justice and human rights from Pakistan. A journalist of more than 15 years, he also contributes videos and commentaries.
Ben Joseph, a journalist of more than two decades of experience, began his profession in Mumbai. He later moved to New Delhi, Sultanate of Oman, and southern Indian cities like Chennai and Hyderabad. Ben worked with leading publications like the New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Business Standard, Times of India and Muscat Daily. He writes about Asian politics and human rights issues.
Father Shay Cullen is an Irish missionary priest of the Missionary Society of St. Columban working in the Philippines since 1969. In 1974, he founded the Preda Foundation, an active charitable organization dedicated to protecting the rights of women and children and campaigning for freedom from sex slavery and human trafficking.
John Wijngaards, a professor emeritus of the Missionary Institute London, is a Catholic theologian with worldwide experience. Best known for his books on biblical spirituality and the ordination of women, he taught theology in India for more than two decades. Currently, he chairs the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, a progressive British think tank producing research on issues important to contemporary Catholic theology.
Jesuit Father Myron Pereira, based in Mumbai, has spent more than five decades as an academic, journalist, editor and writer of fiction. He contributes regularly to UCA News on religious and socio-cultural topics.
William Grimm, a native of New York City, is a missioner and presbyter who since 1973 has served in Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, he is the publisher of UCA News. Based in Tokyo, he regularly contributes columns. He is also the presenter of the popular Sunday homilies telecast through UCA News each week. A collection of those homilies has been published as Dialogue of One.
Benedict Rogers, a rights activist and journalist is the East Asia team leader of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief. He received the US government’s International Religious Freedom Champion award in 2021.Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Hong Kong and China, his area of specialisation.
Bijay Kumar Minj is a New Delhi based journalist and cameraman. He has worked with UCANews for over two decades producing reports, pictures, and video features. Bijay specializes in socio-religious issues, particularly affecting indigenous communities.
John Dayal (born 2 October 1948) is a journalist and human rights activist based in New Delhi. He is secretary-general of the All India Christian Council and a past president of the All India Catholic Union. He has been outspoken in opposition to the spread of hatred between religious communities.