Church of Southern India

The Church was inaugurated in 1947 by the union of the South India United Church (itself a union of Congregational and Presbyterian/Reformed traditions), the southern Anglican diocese of the Church of India, Burma, Ceylon, and the Methodist Church in South India. It is one of the four United Churches in the Anglican Communion.


November 30, 2009

Church leaders in India say they are more optimistic about the success of a campaign to end to discrimination faced by Christian Dalits, people from low castes treated as untouchables under an officially outlawed system.

On Nov. 18, more than a dozen bishops, scores of church leaders and...

October 23, 2009

Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church, announced on Oct. 23 that it has filed a civil case against the Church of South India and its former leadership.

The text of the statement, which has also been posted on the...

September 4, 2009

Christians in India have joined in national mourning following the death of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, chief minister of southern Andhra Pradesh state and a member of the Church of South India (CSI).

"He was a great leader who gave true witness to Christian faith," J. A. Oliver, general...

September 26, 2007

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Church of South India has raised the equivalent of US$1 million for social projects, after most of its four million members each contributed at least 10 rupees, or 25 US cents, towards a special jubilee fund.

"This jubilee is unique, as the entire...

August 6, 2007

An Indian church worker, who recently returned from a visit to Afghanistan, says that the expatriate Christian community there should present a "more inclusive Jesus" in the war-ravaged nation.

"I was shocked by the religious conservatism among some of the Christians working there,"...

September 30, 2004

When the Rev. Prince Singh’s first posting after ordination was to a remote, rural village in southern India, he never dreamed it would lead to an international friendship with two parishes in New Jersey.

A native of India, Singh began work in Kothapollimitta, which houses the central...

March 4, 2003

Christian leaders in Tamil Nadu expressed disappointment after the governing party of the southern Indian state won a district election, widely seen as a referendum on a controversial state law banning forced religious conversions.

The opposition Congress Party had hoped to capitalize...