Rt. Rev. Dr. P. C. Singh
Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese, Church of North India since 2004; Deputy Moderator of Church of North India since 2014.
Under his able leadership as Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese, CNI, many magnificent projects have been successfully completed including several new institutions. His generosity and geniality are most encouraging. His vision and leadership is a widely acknowledged as exemplary and inspiring.
Rev. Dr. Luther Paul passed away at around 8.30 P.M. on Friday, the 15th April, 2016 at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. Rev. Dr. Paul, 59, an ordained minister of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church served for about 20 years in various parishes of the AELC prior to being seconded to serve the ACTC as a member of the faculty and later as Principal of the Andhra Christian Theological College, prior to joining the A. P. Council of Churches as its Executive Secretary in April 2014. Within the 4 years tenure as Principal of ACTC, he was instrumental in building a huge chapel with a cellar for programme facilities; a women centre, workers housing, hostels and library renovations etc. and thus created revenue generating assets for the college. As Executive Secretary of the APCC, he was also responsible for Hudhud disaster mitigation, renovating 139 Households in Eduruvaripalem near Vishakapatnam in cooperation with the CASA.
NCCI XXVIII Quadrennial Assembly 2016 (Jabalpur | April 27 – 30, 2016) is a much anticipated event as the gathering will contemplate and review the call and commitment of the Indian Ecumenical Movement by focusing the Assembly activities including the Business Sessions on the theme:
“Towards Just and Inclusive Communities”.
For more information please see the Assembly website atwww.ncciassembly2016.com
Kindly pray for the Assembly that it may be a blessing for all.
Nurturing Church Women’s Spirituality for Justice and Peace and promoting World Day of Prayer (WDP) is one of the priority focuses of All India Council of Christian Women ( AICCW). WDP is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday of March. The Motto of WDP is “Informed Prayer & Prayerful Action” signifies that prayer and action are inseparable. WDP unites church women in prayer in 170 countries.
In 2016 WDP resource material focuses on Cuba and is prepared by Cuba WDP Committee and contexualized by AICCW. The theme is ‘Receive Children, Receive Me’. Throughout the month of March in India Women’s Fellowship of different member churches commemorated WDP. AICCW gave a clarion call to churches to pray for Cuba and also promote Child Rights, Child Protection Polices and engage in advocacy to end Child abuse.
Resurrection Experience in This Life itself!
The resurrection of Jesus has significance not only for life after death but also for our life here and now. The resurrection of Jesus is not merely good news for individuals in their personal lives, but it has collective significance for human history and all creation. Over the centuries, Christians seem to have become content with the good news of the resurrection in terms of the hope of life it offers after death. Human beings in general do not want to die. Our survival instinct has made us afraid of death. Christ’s resurrection gives us comforting assurance: “We will not die! We will come back to life!” Funeral sermons usually focus on this hope. Quite often our hymns give expression to such a faith affirmation. Addressing some disappointed people in his times who considered Jesus to be a great martyr, whose message and ministry came to a premature end with his crucifixion, Paul declared, ‘If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (I Cor. 15: 19) However, today perhaps Paul would tell many Christians, “If for life after death only we believe in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
Message received from Mr. Anto Akkara
Great Victory for Kandhamal’s Innocents – Christ is Risen!!!!
Bail granted to one of the 7 innocent convicts of Kandhamal.
On March 22, the Odisha high court granted one-month bail to Gornath Chalanseth – one of the 7 innocent Christians – undergoing life imprisonment for Swami Laxmanananda’s ‘murder’. The bail order has come a day after I got a call from the National Human Rights Commission – 19 days into the signature campaign for the release of the innocent I launched in New Delhi at great risk.
Thanks for all those who have signed petition.
Remember each signature at www.release7innocents.com generates three instant emails to the Chief Justice of India, the President of India and the National Human Rights Commission Chairman.
Request: Pls join the signature campaign for the release of the innocent convicts. The greater the numbers the faster the innocent Christians will be released.I plead once again – lend your voice to the innocents. Link one and all toww.release7innocents.com and ask them to sign as a Lenten Act
Here’s Gornath pic and his story. You can read the shocking story of other innocents at ‘7 innocents’ at www.release7innocents.com
Source: Mr. Anto Akkara
One Billion Rising Join the Revolution – Break the Silence
But when I was born why did you abandon me and mum because I am a girl child?
You went to church regularly
Then why did you deny me of the same privileges of education as my brother?
But then why did you torture me for dowry?
But yet you paid me less than my male colleagues for same work?
But then why was I wounded when I broke the silence?
But then why do you pollute our rivers take away our natural resources?
And force us to migrate to unknown lands?
Tell me why you make us refugees
And our sons terrorists and daughters sexual slaves ?
Sing songs of love stripped of violence to break the silence,
Rise as Christ has risen to set us free.
Dance with rhythms of power of broken body to share your stories
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