Asian Centre for Cross-cultural Studies (ACCS) takes up for study and research issues of public concern. It organizes from time to time conferences and symposia on a wide range of questions, and invites distinguished scholars and public intellectuals to participate and present papers. Several proceedings of the conferences have also been published. The Centre collaborated with the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in a research programme on ethical and ecological rating of industries. As part of the programme, it conducted a field study in Tamilnadu involving 60 industrial establishments. To help young faculty and research scholars, ACCS organizes every year research methodology workshop with a team of highly competent professors as resource persons.

The Centre is engaged in publishing high quality research work. It also deals with the role of religion in public life. After four years of preparation, the Centre brought out a benchmark volume: The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia, edited by Felix Wilfred (director of the Centre) and published by Oxford University Press, New York. The volume is   sold all over the world, and is internationally acclaimed as a sure point of reference on the subject. The Centre houses also the Secretariat of International Theological Review Concilium, published simultaneously in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Croatian. ACCS  coordinates the editing of this journal which appears five times a year. Twenty university professors from different parts of the world form the editorial board of the journal with the director of the Centre, Prof. Felix Wilfred as its chief-editor. (Concilium)

Following is a list of conferences and symposia conducted at ACCS:

  1. A Multi-disciplinary National Conference on Indian Consumerism: Implications for Culture, Education and Ethics on 9&10th October 2015
  2. National Workshop on Research Methodology on 24,25 & 26th September 2015
  3. Consultation on Inculturation of Canon Law 23rd & 24th April, 2015
  4. Book release of The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia & Interdisciplinary Conversations – 5 – 7 November, 2014
  5. National Conference  on “Indigenous Christianities- 14 & 15 February, 2014
  6. National conference on “Indian Church: Leadership of Tomorrow-18 & 19 November, 2013
  7. Three days Workshop on “Scientific Research and Social Transformation – Methodology – 14 – 16 November, 2013
  8. Workshop on “ Education for Creative Waste Management and Art Making”- 26th  September, 2013
  9. National Conference on “Prophetic Eco-theology”-14 & 15 February, 2013
  10. Three days Workshop on “Scientific Research and Social Transformation – Methodology – 15 – 17 November, 2012
  11. A Symposium on “Bio-ethical Governance of Common Good Resources”-19 & 20 October, 2012
  12. International workshop “Urban Planning” -5th September, 2012.
  13. Seminar on “Indigenous knowledge and Higher Education in India  – The Case of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences” – 23 & 24 August, 2012
  14. National Conference on Solidarity amidst Cultural Diversity in World Literature-Venue Nirmala College, Coimbatore- 12 & 13 March, 2012.
  15. Two-day National Level Workshop on Value Education –Venue Auxilium College, Vellore-2 & 3 March,2012
  16. Two days Workshop on “Pedagogy for Peace-Building and Interreligious Understanding in Higher Education – A Consultation” – 12th & 13th December, 2011
  17. Three days Workshop on “Scientific Research and Social Transformation – Methodology – 14 – 16 November, 2011
  18. National Conference on “Asian Public Theology” – 7 – 9 September, 2011
  19. One day Workshop on “Hindu Goddess and Virgin Mary” – 1st August, 2011
  20. National Conference on “Rethinking Higher Education Today – Towards Transformation of Practices, Polices and Institutions” – 3rd ,4th & 5th  March, 2011
  21. Seminar on “Reimaging the Relationship between Christianity and Dalit Liberation” – 10th and 11th, September, 2010.
  22. International Conference on “Education for Peace, Religious Harmony and Cultural Diversity” – 30th and 31st August, 2010.
  23. National Conference on “Indian Feminism: Towards New Frontiers” – 26th and 27th August, 2010.
  24. National Conference on “Vision for A Health-Care Movement” – 4th and 5th August, 2010.
  25. National Seminar on “Religious Pluralism and Higher Education” – 11th and 12th February, 2010.
  26. Evolving Context-Sensitive Criteria for an Ethically and Ecologically Sustainable Development- India and Europe – November 30th – 1st December, 2009.
  27. One day Workshop on “Social and Cultural Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights” – 28th November, 2009.
  28. National Conference on “Natural Resources – A Multi-Religious Approach” – 14th – 16th October, 2009.
  29. One day Workshop on “Comparative Theology in the Context of Cultural Studies” – 14th July, 2009.
  30. One day Workshop on “People Seminary” – 21st March, 2009.
  31. National Seminar on “Media and the Public Sphere – For a Culture of Peace” – 19th and 20th February, 2009.
  32. National Seminar on “Bioethical Issues in College Campuses; Interdisciplinary Approaches and Perspectives” – 20th – 22nd November, 2008.