Entries by Neelam Gaikwad

Requesting all to observe August 16, 2014 as KANDHAMAL PRAYER DAY

Dear friends, Greetings from National Council of Churches in India. Human rights activists are campaigning to have nation-wide observation of “Kandhamal Day” to ensure justice to the victims of the sectarian violence that took place six years ago. The communal violence that started on Aug. 25, 2008 lasted for almost three months and killed hundreds […]

FAREWELL TO NCCI EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES – Rev. Asir Ebenezer, Rev. Dr. Solomon Rongpi and Dr. Hrangthan Chhungi

Three of our Executive Secretaries have finished their term of office with the National Council of Churches in India. We are grateful to God for the fine leadership we have had in them. As our friends take their skills and wisdom to other ministries, we wish them God’s richest blessings for an increasingly fruitful ministry. […]

NCCI – AZARIAH HOUSE DAMAGED! URGENT APPEAL FOR FUNDS

Dear friends, On account of the stormy weather including incessant rains over the last week in Nagpur, some trees near Azariah House in the NCCI Campus have fallen causing extensive damage to the structure of Azariah House.(See pictures below) As we may know that the house is named after the well-known Indian Church leader and ecumenist […]

Solidarity Letter to Japan

To, National Council of Churches in Japan Korean Christian Church in Japan Nihon Krisuto Kyodan Nippon Sei Ko Kai Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On behalf of the National Council of Churches in India, I express our solidarity with you as you have experienced two natural calamities: the Neoguri typhoon and the 6.5-magnitude earthquake […]

Church of England says yes to women bishops

The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops. The church’s national assembly, known as the General Synod, voted for the historic measure, reaching the required two-thirds majority in each of its three different houses. In total, 351 […]

Govt Attorney prepares to file the reply on the Dalit Christian reservation issue in the Supreme Court of India.

SC status issue of Dalit Christians’ case came for hearing in the Supreme Court of India on 8th July 2014. The Government attorney asked for two weeks time for the new Central Government to file the reply. The case may be listed after two weeks.  Mr. Prashant Bhushan (Centre for Public Interest Litigation) put forward […]