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Friday, 17 March 2017

National Level Church Leaders Consultation in Delhi

The National United Christian Forum (NUCF) composed of National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) & Evangelical Fellowship of India Council of Churches (EFICC) held a ‘National Level Church Leaders Consultation’ on 15th March 2017, at Bible Bhavan, Delhi.
Around 40 leaders from various Churches attended this meeting, which was arranged by Rev. Dr. Richard Howell.
Discussions were held on three important topics which the Christian communities are currently facing, that is, the Uniform Civil Code, the National Education Policy & the Juvenile Justice Act.
Prof. T.K. Oommen, Adv. M.P. Raju & Adv. Oommen Thomas made presentations on these concerns.
The Church leaders were apprehensive about the Governments move regarding the Uniform Civil Code & the National Education Policy. They also raised concerns on some provisions in the Juvenile Justice Act which are affecting the Church-run Institutions. It was decided to make a joint response about these concerns to the Government.
Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad anchored the meeting.
The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma, His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Bishop Dr. PC Singh, President of NCCI along with leaders from Orthodox, Catholic & Protestant Churches were part of the consultation.

Samuel Jayakumar
Executive Secretary


Policy, Governance & Public Witness, NCCI