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John Dayal

John Dayal

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.

John Choi

John Choi

John Yongtaek Choi, based in Seoul, is a journalist working for The Catholic Times of Korea. John has been contributing to UCA News since 2003, covering issues affecting the Church and society in South Korea.

Michael Sainsbury

Michael Sainsbury

Michael is a freelance journalist based in Myanmar, with more than 25 years experience writing about business, religion, politics, and human rights across the Asia Pacific.

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Antonio Spadaro SJ is the Editor-in-Chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the highly respected and oldest Catholic journal published in Italian in Rome but now also in four other languages, including English.

Reid Shelton Fernando

Reid Shelton Fernando

Father Reid Shelton Fernando is a prominent human rights defender. He was a university lecturer and former chaplain of the Young Christian Workers Movement of the archdiocese of Colombo. He is well known in Sri Lanka for his writings and commentaries on social and political issues. He has completed fifty years in the service as parish priest was studied post graduate studies in Leuven Catholic university in Belgium. He involved in human rights and especially convener of the prevention of torture attacks from 2003 to 2006. The priest was in charge for a brief period at Sri Lankan UCAN desk. He has published an English-Sinhala dictionary on theology.

Jyoti Sahi

Jyoti Sahi

Dr. Jyoti Sahi (b.1944) is a renowned Christian painter, thinker, and writer. His painting narratives of the Gospel give Christianity a face that is indigenous, different from its traditional European understanding. He lives with his wife Jane and four of their five children in Bengaluru.

Virginia Saldanha

Virginia Saldanha

Virginia is the former Executive Secretary of the Office of Laity & Family of the Asian Catholic Bishops' Forum knowns as FABC. A theologian and journalist based in Mumbai, she also headed the Indian bishops' Commission for Women. The founder member and secretary of the Indian Women's Theologians Forum, Saldanha, is an activist working for justice for women in Church and Society. She contributes columns to UCA News.

Paul Thelakat

Paul Thelakat

Father Paul is a senior priest of Ernakulam-Angamali archdiocese, the seat of the Major Archbishop of the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church. A former spokesman of the Church's synod, he edited the Church's weekly magazine for close to three decades. He is a commentator on religion and culture.

Angeline Tan

Angeline Tan

Angeline Tan, a polyglot who can speak and write in English, Mandarin, Japanese and Vietnamese, is a journalist and translator based in Singapore. A post-graduate in Global studies, she writes about religion, society, and politics.

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly is a Jesuit with 40 years’ experience in writing and reporting, editing and publishing, TV and broadcast radio production in Asia and Australia. For 10 years he led the church’s media organization in Asia - www.ucanews.com - and is now the English language publisher of the respected Jesuit periodical, La Civilta Cattolica.

Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz is a journalist based in Bangkok. He has written about a wide range of issues for leading newspapers worldwide, including the South China Morning Post, Jerusalem Post, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald and Christian Science Monitor.

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