Pauline Chakkalakal, Daughters of St. Paul (dsp) holds a Doctorate in Biblical Theology, besides Diplomas in Philosophy, Library Science, and Journalism & Public Relations. She is a member of Indian Theological Association (ITA), Catholic Biblical Association of India (CBAI), Society for Biblical Studies, India (SBSI, an Ecumenical Bible Scholars’ Forum), Indian Women Theologians' Forum (IWTF), Satyashodhak, a Mumbai-based Feminist Collective, Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) and had been an active member of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians. She is associated with a few secular and church-related Women’s organizations and People’s movements.
Pauline has to her credit a few books and over a hundred Articles published in various Journals and Books on Biblical-Theological themes, Interfaith Partnership and other current topics from feminist (meaning egalitarian, inclusive & contextual, not extremist) perspectives. She is actively engaged in Women’s empowerment programmes, Interreligious and Ecumenical ministries.
As Visiting Professor, she teaches Pauline Letters & Theology, Biblical Women, Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics & Theology, Biblical/Prophetic Spirituality among other relevant subjects.
Conducts Bible Classes for Laity in Parishes.
Served as Resource person at National & International Conferences through Paper presentations on Biblical-Theological and Interreligious themes with special reference to Indian/Asian realities;
Conducted Seminars for Ecumenical scholars on Jesus Christ in the Context of Religious Pluralism at YMCA, Mumbai and for Bishops & Provincials (women & men religious) at their joint meeting in Patna on Partnership in the Mission of the Church
Served as Secretary of the Conference of Religious India (CRI), Bangalore Unit;
Currently she is on the Executive Committee of Mumbai CRI Unit.
Spent three months at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium as Visiting Prof-cum-Reader of Doctoral & MTh Theses;
Presently, besides writing Research Papers, Pauline takes up some of the above-mentioned activities.