National Council of Churches in India
Indian Disability Ecumenical Accompaniment (NCCI -IDEA)
Most Respected Church Leaders,
Greetings from the NCCI – IDEA!
This is for your kind information that, the ‘ Engage Disability’ Network is holding its 2nd National Engage Disability 2017 Conference in Chennai from 14 – 16 November 2017 jointly hosted by the Church of South India Synod.
Hence, on behalf of the Engage Disability Team, the NCCI – IDEA would like to invite you and your organization to be part of the 2nd National Engage Disability 2017 conference.
See the brochure at https://www.dropbox.com/s/4do3ghaktt3bxvc/Brochure%20FINAL.pdf?dl=0
Date: 14th – 16th November 2017
Venue: Laity Institute for Transformation Education (LITE), 17, Balfour Road, Chennai 600010.
This 2nd National conference builds on the Engage Disability movement which began with the 2014 Engage Disability Conference. This was a watershed moment with nearly 450 people from 100 organisations and churches coming together to strengthen the response to disability in India (declaration attached). This moment turned into a movement. Since 2014 the Engage Disability Network has been working with Christian partners across India to train Christians, produce resources and tool-kits, and meet in the regions to form a Christian response to disability.
The objectives of the 2017 conference are:
· To bring together like-minded people and organisations who have a heart for disability.
· To develop strategies for ministry alongside those with disabilities in Christian Community.
· To equip church leaders for disability inclusion in the Christian Community.
· To identify leaders with disabilities who can speak about disability issues in the Christian Community.
For further information contact Jessica (firstname.lastname@example.org 9841198695) or
Sylvia (email@example.com). They will endeavor to help you as soon as possible.
Mrs. Glory Cynthia Shinde
NCCI – Indian Disability Ecumenical Accompaniment