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ALL INDIA CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION

  

Contact as on 30th July 2013
Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu
General Secretary, AIACHE
39, Institutional Area, D-Block, Janakpuri
New Delhi-110 058
Tel: 011- 28521190, 28522341, 28525570, 28524752, 28525557
Fax: 011-25555033
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Priscilla Reuben
President
Association of Theologically Trained Women of India
Andhra Christian Theological College
Lower Tank Bund, Gandhi Nagar
Hyderabad-500 080, Andhra Pradesh
Cell: 09441807600
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THE BIBLE SOCIETY OF INDIA assists and serves all Indian Churches and Christians in translating, publishing the Bible in their own languages and distributing it among their constituencies aiming at transformation of the WORLD through the WORD. The objective of the Bible Society of India is to make the Bible available to anyone who wants it in languages they can understand and at prices they can afford.
The complete Bible is available in 65 of our languages, NT in 70 additional languages and Portions of the Bible in 204 India languages. At present our Translation Department carries out 45 language projects as first time translations. There are different versions in the same language due to reasons like, Languages develop and change along with time and different translation principles are employed in different situations; New vocabulary is added frequently and new meanings are given to existing vocabulary over a period of time; Some of the minor languages are limited in their vocabulary and when it becomes difficult to explain concepts or communicate the exact meaning new words are coined or words are borrowed and adapted from another language to suit the situation. Language revisions of older versions also became necessary as several words lost its original meaning or became archaic. Since the older generation likes the older versions and the present generation prefers the modern language versions, the Bible Society continues to publish the different versions. In order to cater to the needs of the large number of illiterates, non-readers and neo literates we provide the Word of God in audio and video forms. In addition, we have been able to secure a slot for broadcasting with the All India Radio through FM medium. We have also pioneered the development of a wide range of new Scriptures for different audiences like the visually challenged, terminally ill, victims of HIV, semi-literate and rural audience, hearing impaired etc.
The Bible Society of India operates within the territory of India and there are respective National Bible Societies operating in each country.
The General Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Bible Society of India. Under him there are Directors heading various departments and staff teams who work with them. The Central Council of the Bible Society of India which comprises of representatives from various Church denominations from all over the country is the decision making body. An Executive Committee constituted from this body and headed by the President and assisted by the Vice Presidents and Treasurer governs the affairs of the Society.
 
Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko
General Secretary
Bible Society of India
LOGOS, 206 M.G. Road
Bangalore 560 001 Karnataka
Tel: 080-41124714, 41124715
Fax: 080-25584701
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos
President, BTESSC
Mar Thoma Bhavan
No. 77, 6th Avenue
Harrington Road, Chetput
Chennai 600 031 Tamil Nadu
Tel. 044-28363165, 28362705

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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Vinay Peter
Executive Director - CARAVS
15, Civil Lines
Jabalpur 482 001, M.P.
Tel: 0761-2621924 / 2622156 (R)
Fax: 2677933, Cell: 09981431905

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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Mr. Purnananda Pradhan
General Secretary
Christian Endeavour in India
Qr.No. C-28, 5th Block,
Near Police Station,
P.O. Nayapalli
Bhubaneswar-751 015, Orissa
Cell: 09437151421

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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Contact Person:
Rev. Vincent Rajkumar
Director - CISRS
# 73, Millers Road, Benson Town,
Bangalore – 560 046. India
Tel: 080-23332981, Fax: 080-23330335

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INDIAN SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE
ISPCK Through the Centuries

ISPCK’s travel through three centuries has been an inspiring saga of challenge and change. The story began way back in 1710 when the Germans, Danish Lutherans and British Anglicans got together to establish the SPCK in South India. Since then the SPCK has traversed through a long and rewarding journey of Indianisation and diversification. Moving towards a transformational change from a single mission society to one of India’s largest multi ministry Christian organisation. This spectacular transformation is manifest not only in the strategic expansion of its footprint, in range, scale and scope of ISPCK ministries today. The Society has made a large contribution to the Indian social and spiritual fabric through multi-dimensional efforts in creating spiritual and societal capital.
Publishing
Leveraging enterprise strengths of over three centuries in terms of deep consumer insights, unwavering focus on quality, innovation, reader led differentiation, product excellence have helped the ISPCK create vibrant brands. This has helped ISPCK gain remarkable market stand. Christian fiction and value education is a new take in the publishing spectrum.
The Super ordinate vision to create enduring value for the entire church and Christian community is manifest in the inclusive and sustainable value publishings that stand alongside and rub shoulders with the most significant names in Christian publishing worldwide.
ISPCK’s new venture of the 10 volume Human Value series produced for national schools is a distinguishing innovation to contribute to the continuous character development for nation building.
ISPCK awards excellence in publishing each year through 3 designated awards: The Henry Devadas Christian Book of the Year, The Rev. A. Lobban for Indigenous Literature and Christian Music Award.
Mission
ISPCK’s mission initiatives are oriented at building assets for the future. In recent times, Christian religious leaders have expressed concerns on the slow down in the pace of Mission ventures putting at risk the future of the church in India. It has become all the more important to repose faith in the Gospel and invest in creating leadership in the long term prospects of the Indian Church. ISPCK has charted an investment plan of at least 25% of its annual income for over the next decade to support the development of mission engagement in the Indian Church. At present over seven projects large and small are in various stages of implementation across the country.

  • Bible and Bicycle has enrolled over 300 evangelists for mission engagement in the regions of Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Nagpur and Ahmednagar.
  • Publishing subsidies for liturgy and worship of the Church of North India.
  • Book grants each year to over 2000 theological students in first and final year.
  • Library development programmes of churches and institutions.
  • Pastors gift schemes: Books on issues challenging the church and community are gifted to Clergy and Bishops on an ecumenical basis.
  • Indigenous church support.
  • Thomas Bray Scholarship for a theological student each year, are a part of ISPCK’s mission agenda.

Training
Writer’s Workshop
Capacity enhancement of potential writers is at the heart of Writer’s Workshops, conducted by the ISPCK both nationally and internationally. Hundreds of women, dalits, tribals and indigenous clergy and laity have been trained in writing skills under the “ISPCK’s How to Write Right” writers development programme of over three decades now. Development of content in their context for global impact is the high point of these workshops.
Publishing Institute
Human potential development of personnel in Christian publishing in the majority world has encouraged the ISPCK to engage in Theme Oriented Publishing training from 1990. Professionals drawn from world class publishing organizations train personnel from the Christian publishing network, honing their skills for optimum performance. Themes vary from publishing, editorial, diffusion, finance, production, quality control to green publishing. Engaging participants from Madagascar, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Phillippines, United Kingdom and Nepal. Scholarships are provided to women and subaltern.
Christian Teachers Training
Free School teachers are provided regular training in skills development to enrich their teaching methodology.
Diffusion
ISPCK’s abiding vision to serve the national church priorities has led to the creation of unique and innovative distribution models. This simultaneously delivers the twin objectives of stake holders value creation and societal capital formation. This is manifest in ISPCK’s conscious strategy to contribute to the regional outreach in the context of its impact through the value chains. Expanding each year through its outlets of bookstores, booktables, retail outlets, through church and theological institutions participation. Spread of Christian literature and creation of sustainable livelihood is at the heart of this strategy.
The internet friendly community can visit the ISPCK website on www.ispck.org.in, or Google us “Print Title-ISPCK” and track us on amazon.com for online ordering or read books on Kindle and download ISPCK songs from Youtube.
In addition, the Society supplies high-quality items for the church i.e., a wide range of candles, vestments, clerical garments, religious gifts and accessories through its bookshops and mail-order service.
Social Intervention
Based on the dictum “Investing in a child is investing in your future”. The ISPCK teaming up with World Literacy Free Schools Programme, Canada took on board the Free Schools Programme for the 4-14 window. Over 5000 children from backgrounds as diverse as bonded labour, rag picking communities, migrant groups, sex workers and street kids have been invested into from 1998 in over six centers managed by the ISPCK Free Schools. These centers of learning provide education and values to children upto primary level preparing them to join secondary education in neighbourhood schools. ISPCK’s child centric development creates a generation of educated and socially aware front liners for a rapidly developing and changing India.
The Ghaziabad Free School is being constructed to cater to various training programmes for the teachers by resource persons from academic communities in India and overseas.
Refugee Services
Around 11,000 Burmese Refugees living in the vicinity of Uttam Nagar, New Delhi have over 750 school going children under the primary level. These children have a handicap of the Hindi language. They are being taught by the volunteers from the Burmese communities. Despite support from the United Nations and other organizations these centers are in regular need of infrastructure, textbooks, uniforms, drinking water, better wages for their teachers. The ISPCK underwrites considerable expenses each year for the forementioned things.
The lack of legal status in India and proper education and unfamiliarity with both Hindi and English make it rather difficult for them to fit in socially and to find jobs. Besides, a majority of employers in Delhi are not comfortable with the idea of hiring refugees. Most of the Burmese-Chin and Matu refugees in Delhi live in overcrowded rooms not knowing how to make a living in an alien country and are often discriminated, abused and harassed by the locals.
Life Skills Development
From 1998 more than 5000 women have benefitted by ISPCK’s globally acknowledged Women’s Empowerment Programme.
‘Disha’ one of the most celebrated women’s empowerment initiative has helped raise rural incomes by energizing village communities into vibrant economic organizations. Producing clergy shirts which are being sold in the Diocese of Derby and at several ISPCK outlets, transforming rural lives and landscapes through this economic independence. Women’s training programme helps in inculcating sustainable livelihood practices for women in over six villages spread across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Punjab and Maharashtra.
Women’s Empowerment Programme—a literacy and vocational skills training for women at the grass-roots level is an instrument for transforming lives of women victims of human trafficking, climate change, migrant labour, widows or former sex workers. Educated and informed women become game changers in their family and community development.
- Rev. Dr. Ashish Amos
ISPCK, General Secretary.
Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Dr. Ashish Amos
General Secretary /Director
I S P C K, Post Box 1585
1654, Madarsa Road
Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110 006
Tel: 011 –23866322, 23866323

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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Dr. Ashish Amos
General Secretary /Director
I S P C K, Post Box 1585
1654, Madarsa Road
Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110 006
Tel: 011 –23866322, 23866323
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The Leprosy Mission Trust India
The Leprosy Mission (TLM) was founded by Wellesley Cosby Bailey in 1874. It is an international non-profit Christian charity having its presence in 51 countries working in partnership with communities, national governments and other agencies. It aims at eradicating the causes and consequences of leprosy through appropriate methods and help people affected by leprosy to live with dignity.
TLM Trust India has its presence in 10 States through its 14 hospitals, 6 Vocational Training Centres, 5 Snehalayas (homes for the elderly), 14 Community Development Projects, 1 Research Laboratory and 1 Media Centre.
In the year 2011, through our hospitals 5,337 people were newly diagnosed for leprosy and treated. Additionally, 13,807 leprosy patients were treated for complications of leprosy; 1,154 people for reconstructive surgical procedures to correct deformities. In all, 4,50,369 people from leprosy and non-leprosy communities were cared for through our hospital out-patient and in-patient services.
Our Vocational Training Centres equip nearly 1000 students from leprosy background for sustainable livelihoods through training in formal and non-formal vocational trades.
Our Community Development Programmes empower marginalized communities including the leprosy affected people, people with disabilities, women and other social groups to take charge of their lives and advocate for themselves for their rights and justice.
The organization is governed by a Board of Trustees and the day-to-day management is headed by Dr. Sunil Anand, Director for India.
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
  1. Sunil Anand

Director, Leprosy Mission
CNI Bhavan,16, Pandit Pant Marg
New Delhi -110 001
Tel : 011-43533300 / 23716920
Fax: 011-23710803
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  1. History:

The first activity in association with the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention was the establishment of a Church in Tundla, a town 25 kms. away from Agra, in 1949. In 1950 a school for children from the economically weaker section was started in Meerut. The Mission shifted its focus to New Delhi in the mid 1950s as a prayer fellowship in a rented house in Daryaganj. Later a leprosy colony was established by the Government in Shahdra, East Delhi in 1960, named Anandgram. A Chapel and a clinic were built there by the then Superintendent Dr Abner Nelson and his wife Dr Mrs Ivy Frey Nelson. The Indian Mission was registered as a Society in November 1962 with the building at Daryaganj, New Delhi as its Headquarters. A chapel was built on the premises in 1967 which was dedicated to the Glory of God by late Rev. Dr. W C Somerville, the then Secretary/Treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA.
The Mission has three pastors who look after Churches in Daryaganj, Anandgram and Karnal. Outreach work is being done in Gannaur, Haryana where it is proposed to build a suitable Church for the small congregation.
At present the geographic areas being served are the States of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in North India. The Mission expanded its medical work in leprosy colonies to cover Karnal, Panipat and Faridabad. Clinics are also held in slum areas in Delhi and Faridabad.
As far as Education is concerned at a time when girls education was rather neglected, a school for girls was opened in 1968 in Daryaganj, New Delhi. Further schools going upto Senior Secondary level were opened in East Delhi, Noida and Greater Noida. A fourth school is under construction in Noida. Three charitable schools are run in Meerut, West Delhi and Faridabad. These cater to children of the economically weaker section and orthopedically handicapped children.
In recent years the Mission has taken up work in the area of HIV/AIDS with a Care & Support Home with 7 beds and full supporting staff functioning in West Delhi and doing excellent work. Assistance is extended to deserving cases in the areas of education and health.
Contact as on 30th July 2013
Mr. D.K. Chetsingh
President
Lott Carey Baptist Mission in India
5, Ansari Road, Darya Gunj
Delhi-110 002
Tel: 011-2325 5964/ 2327 1567
Fax : 011-23279108
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Mr. John Varughese <
National General Secretary
National Council of YMCA’s of India
Bharat Yuvak Bhavan, Gate No. 5
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 011-23360769, 23364309,
23346193 (Dir.), Fax: 011-23342859
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Mr. W. Joacquim
General Secretary - NMS of India
126 Peter’s Road, Royapettah
Chennai 600 014, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 044 – 28418614, 28583804
M : 9444051314
Fax : 044-28591090
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Raj Bharath Patta
General Secretary
Student Christian Movement of India
# 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound , Mission Road
Bangalore 560 027, Karnataka
Tel: 080-22223761, 22124717, 22215606 (R), Fax: 080 -22215606
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United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India UELCI
History
The United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI) is a communion of eleven member churches in India with a membership of approximately 4.5 million. The communion is predominantly dalits and adivasis (tribals). Each member church has its own unique cultural and historical context, with different mission histories.
The communion founded in 1926 as the Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (FELCI) went through a metamorphosis and is now known as the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI).
The communion affirms that our faith in Christ Jesus compels us to participate in the struggles for life and justice. It affirms the liberating power of God in an increasingly complex and hostile environment.
The communion enables the member churches to express their unity as part of the universal church and the church in India. It explores ways to be God's effective instrument for justice, inclusiveness and for the liberation of the oppressed.
The communion deepens the understanding of our faith and to commit to closer and deeper cooperation in witness and service. It explores effective and relevant ways to participate in the ecumenical movement in the midst of struggles.
The Communion, United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India, along with its member churches are also members of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Council of Churches (WCC), Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) except GSELC is a non-LWF member and ELCITHS is a non-NCCI member.
The mission partners and Indian churches come together to a round table, once in two years, to discuss common mission agenda for action. Church of Sweden, Danmission, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Mission Leipzig, Evangelishces Missionwerk in Deutschland, Gossner Mission, Lutheran World Federation, Normisjon, NMZ, VELKD and WCC are the mission partners who work with the communion to meet the needs of the society.
The Communion also focuses on several issues of life, justice and struggles such emergency and development, gender justice in church and society, young leadership, dalit and Adivasi empowerment, peace and reconciliation, theological education, destigmatization on HIV/AIDS, etc.
Contact as on 30th July 2013
Rev. Dr. A.G. Augustine Jeyakumar
UELCI
“Martin Luther Bhavan”
No. 95, Purasawalkam High Road
Kellys, Chennai-600 010 T.N.
Tel: 044-26430008, 26421575
Fax: 044-26611364
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Contact as on 30th July 2013
Ms. Leila Passah
National General Secretary
Association of India
10, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 011-23340294, 23345235
23361561 (Guest House)
Fax: 011-23341763
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