Fr. Jerry Kurian is a priest of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and an alumnus of the New Indian School, Kuwait, the Marthoma Residential School, Thiruvalla, S.B. College, Changanachery, UTC, Bangalore and GLTC, Chennai. He is now the Vicar of the St. Basil Jacobite Church, Yelahanka, Director of Development projects and Vice President of the Youth of the Bangalore diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Church.
Jerry Kurian taught at the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary (MSOTS) for a period of five years before joining for his research and then taught in the United Theological College, Bangalore for six years. He has many years of pastoral experience as well. He is a theological educator, public speaker, blogger, theatre enthusiast, preacher and leadership and life skills trainer.
His research interests include new media, the internet, public speaking, drama, film analysis, communication and mission, alternative media, alternative journalism, traditional media, social networking, blogs, communication and women's liberation and communication and climate change.
Fr. Jerry believes his calling is to teach and pastor towards an inclusive society where everyone will be a part of our spiritual expression and everyone will benefit from the liberative gospel of Jesus Christ. He believes Orthodox Christianity has many things to offer in the diverse ecumenical and religious environment of India. He affirms that proper Communication can lead to a just society.
He worked on the design and implementation of the UTC college web site @ http://utc.edu.in/ He also designed the UTC college blog @ http://www.utcbangalore.blogspot.in/
Publications, presentations and other work
Main speaker for the Marthoma Church Regional Youth Conference, Delhi on November 10-13, 2015.
Produced and acted in the College play "The Nation of refugees" on December 3, 2015 in UTC.
Speaker for the Family Conference of the St. George Jacobite Church, Al Ain held in November, 2017
Spoke to the international group from the Union Biblical Seminary on the Jacobite church, its faith and practices, in January, 2018.
VBS director for the Vacation Bible School of the St. Ignatius Jacobite Church, Dubai held in March, 2018.
VBS director for the Vacation Bible School of the St. George Jacobite Church, Al Ain held in April, 2018.
Working on a book on daily prayers and a book on weekly meditations.
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