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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

WCC - Theological Consultation on 'Economy of Life'

World Council of Churches
Theological Consultation on 'Economy of Life'
27 - 30 October 2014, CSI Guest House, Chennai, India

The Commission on Justice, Peace and Creation of the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), joining the Board of Diaconal Ministries of the Church of South India (CSI) Synod hosted the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Theological Consultation on 'Economy of Life' from 27 - 30 October 2014 at CSI Guest House in Chennai, India.

40 participants representing different geo-political landscapes and peoples' groups, global and contextual theological and ecumenical fraternities, civil society  movements, christian churches and local congregations, interfaith communities and ecumenical movements from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America actively participated in the consultation.

CNI New Officers

The Church of North India elects its new Office 

Moderator - Bishop P.K. Samantaroy 

Deputy Moderator - Bishop P.C. Singh

General Secretary - Mr. Alwan Masih

Hon. Treasurer - Mr. Prem Masih

Apology: We apologize for the previous communication in connection with news from Church of North India (CNI) as it was inadvertently published in its draft state.  We deeply regret the inconvenience this may have caused.

- NCCI Communications

Monday, 27 October 2014

Press release: Scheduled Caste status to Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims

Press Meet | 17th October 2014 | CBCI Centre, New Delhi
Times of India on 10th October 2014 reported that the Government is opposed to Dalit status for converts.
It reported Union social justice minister Hon.  Thavar Chand Gehlot’s statement about SC status to Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims, which reveals that the Government is not inclusive in its development policy. 
The demand for the inclusion of the Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims has been going on for the past 64 years because of the Constitution (Scheduled Caste Order) 1950 paragraph 3 which reads as “no person who professes a religion different from the Hindu religion shall be deemed to be a member of a Scheduled Caste”. Later it was amended to include Sikhs and Buddhists in 1956 and 1990 respectively.
A public interest litigation case was filed in the Supreme Court of India in 2004 (Civil Writ Petition No.180/2004) challenging the validity of this order.  

Thursday, 23 October 2014

10000 Gathered in Madurai, Tamilnadu to Celebrate The NCCI Centenary

10000 Gathered in Madurai, Tamilnadu to Celebrate The NCCI Centenary

The TAMILNADU CHRISTIAN COUNCIL joining the Churches in Madurai, Tamilnadu in Hosting the Tamilnadu Regional Centenary Celebration on the 20th September 2014. The Church of South India Madurai Ramnad Diocese gave an exemplary leadership to the celebrations in joining hands with the Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church, Methodist Church in India, Salvation Army, Indian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roman Catholic Churches and over 100 Pentecostal and Front Line Churches and over 40 Christian Mission Organizations, Theological Seminaries and Training Institutes and including the YWCA and Bible Society.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Kerala Regional Celebrations of the Centenary of the National Council of Churches in India

Kottayam: As part of Centenary celebration programs of the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) in various regions around the country, Kerala Council of Churches (KCC) hosted a three-day long (September 26th to 28th, 2014) program in Kottayam and Tiruvalla.