Respected Ecumenical Leaders,
Greetings from NCCI- Dalit and Tribal/ Adivasi Concerns!
Tribal and Adivasi Sunday has been celebrated in many parts of our country in sensitizing the local congregation on Tribal and Adivasi Concerns. Thanks to the enormous support we have received from across the churches, dioceses, parishes and institutions in celebrating this special Sunday. This year also we are inviting you to celebrate the Tribal and Adivasi Sunday on 5th August 2018 in your churches/local parishes/institutions.
To mark the World Indigenous Day, the theme for this year’s Tribal and Adivasi Sunday is “Jal, Jungle, Jameen: Protect God’s Gift to Tribals/ Adivasis” (cf. Leviticus 25:23). You can download and use / distribute, the POSTER and a special ORDER OF WORSHIP for the day. You may please take the freedom to use the entire worship order and translate it in your vernacular language or adapt parts of it. We sincerely hope that the observance of this special NCCI Tribal and Adivasi Sunday will be an enriching one in our faith affirmation and commitment and for widening the horizon of our ecumenical journey.
We would appreciate if you send couple of photos and a brief report of the celebration to the undersigned.
Let us join to celebrate Tribal and Adivasi Sunday on 5th August 2018.
Dalit and Tribal/Adivasi Concerns
National Council of Churches in India