INDIAN DISABILITY ECUMENICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
International Day of the Persons With Disabilities
(3rd December 2017)
Respected and Dear Church Leaders, Colleagues and Friends,
Season’s Greetings from NCCI-IDEA!
Christmas is a time to share the gift of the love of God with the World. Very specifically it is a remembrance of the birth of Christ and its relevance in our context today. Christian communities around the globe are celebrating Christmas, with an expectation of God coming again to the World to realize God’s reign by creating just and inclusive communities, through various creative observances such as visiting, and celebrating with, the socially and religiously excluded communities.
In this context, the NCCI – Indian Disability Ecumenical Accompaniment has started organizing a ‘SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENT’ since last year. This Christmas Celebration is special because it is celebrated ‘BY’, ‘WITH’ and ‘FOR’ the PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES’. In fact, this is not merely a program that objectifies people with disabilities but makes us to be part of the God’s reign that promotes and affirms ‘Justice and Inclusivity’.
The 2nd Christmas Celebration of Persons with Disabilities is scheduled to be held on 8th December 2017 (Friday) at the NCCI Campus, Civil Lines, (near State Bio-Diversity Office), Nagpur – 440001 at 3.30 pm. It is a 90 minutes long programme by Children and People with Disabilities.
During this auspicious time of festivities, we earnestly solicit your presence in this Christmas of the Persons with Disabilities. Your presence will not only make us glad, but also pass on a message to the society that you stand in solidarity with, and advocate for the Human Dignity and Respect of, Persons with Disabilities, as we journey toward “Just and Inclusive Communities” of God’s people.
Therefore, we earnestly welcome each and every one of you to this important celebration.
Come… let us share the joy of Christmas, with persons with disabilities, and be reformed.
|Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad
|Rev. R. Christopher Rajkumar
|Mrs. G. Cynthia Shinde
Note: Please share this information with your congregations and related networks.
Refreshments will be served at 3.30 and the Programme will start sharply at 4.00 pm
RSVP: Mrs. Cynthia Shinde 9175427869 and Mr. Vinod Shemron 8310659049
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