//Need for more Social Scientists among Jesuits and in the Catholic Church

Need for more Social Scientists among Jesuits and in the Catholic Church

When we look for a list of social scientists in CBCI, R.C Dioceses and Jesuit Directories in India or on the internet we get a curious mix of scientists of natural sciences: physics, astrophysics, chemistry, biology, botany, plant life, etc. and, of course, philosophers and theologians; many registries of Business Administration and Management, but very few names of social scientists. A look in their archives of the past hundred years would be no different. The same would hold true for women and men religious in India, with some rare exceptions. But why the Jesuits, I ask myself in wonder!

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The author is the Director of Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara.