International Prayer Day for Peace and Peace Sunday

International Prayer Day for Peace (21st September 2018) Peace Sunday  (23rd September 2018) Theme: The Right to Peace (An invitation to Celebrate Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70)  Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared this as […]

Statement of North West India Council of Churches

Churches in India are concerned about the changing political scenario in the country. There are instances of growing right wing fundamentalism. The space for freedom of expression is being curtailed. At the same time the patriotism of religious minorities is being questioned.  It is in this context that churches want to see the country standing […]

NCCI names General Secretary designate

The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), in its Executive meeting in Chennai on August 28, 2018, announced Rev. Asir Ebenezer as the next General Secretary of NCCI. He will be taking charge at the turn of the year to succeed the present General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad. Rev. Asir Ebenezer is an […]

‘Day of Mourning’ on 10th August 2018

The National Council of Churches in India – Dalit and Tribal/Adivasi Concerns observed the Day of Mourning on 10th of August 2018 as a protest against the infamous Presidential Order 1950 (August 10th) Paragraph 3, which excludes Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians from the Scheduled Caste (SC) status, and the related affirmative action benefits of […]

Floods! Fundamentalism! Franchise!

Matters of Public Concern addressed  by the General Body of the National Council of Churches in India in its meeting in Chennai on 29th August 2018   FLOODS IN KERALA AND IN PARTS OF KARNATAKA AND TAMIL NADU The National Council of Churches in India expresses its deep pain and distress over the loss of […]

Tribal and Adivasi Sunday 2018 Report from Different Churches and Theological Colleges

Report from  Bishop’s College, Kolkata The community of Bishop’s College, Kolkata, observed Tribal/Adivasi Sunday on August 5, 2018. The leader of the worship Rev. Priscilla Papiya Durairaj led the worship service following the order of worship provided by NCCI, Dalit and Tribal/Adivasi Concerns with certain modifications. Among the few modifications were lighting of lamps by […]