Church of North India

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October 11, 2011

Delegates to the 14th synod of the Church of North India elected Diocese of Patna Bishop Philip P. Marandih as moderator and Diocese of Amritsar Bishop Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy as deputy moderator for the next triennium.

The Oct. 6-9 synod was held at St. Thomas School in New Delhi and...

October 19, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has led celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Church of North India, which was formed by six Protestant denominations, including Anglicans, in 1970.

At the end of a three-hour Oct. 15 thanksgiving service at Nagpur in central India,...

October 11, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has begun a 16-day visit to India by paying tribute to Mother Teresa at her tomb in Kolkata, the north eastern city once known as Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal state.

"The Archbishop of Canterbury had expressed a desire to visit Mother...

October 11, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams preached on Oct. 11 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata during a service of thanksgiving to mark the Global Day of Prayer for the Millennium Development Goals.

"The service included a call to prayer for the lives of children living in acutely...

October 8, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will embark on a 16-day visit to India from Oct. 9-24 at the invitation of the Communion of Churches in India, according to a Lambeth Palace press release.

The archbishop will travel across several cities in India, including Kolkata, Ranchi, Nagpur...

September 15, 2010

The bishop of Amritsar has called on India's President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to protect Christians in northern India after a mob burned down the oldest school in Kashmir and also attacked other Christian institutions on Sept. 13.

The Church of North India's Bishop Pradeep Kumar...

September 14, 2010

Churches in India are asking for support after Christian institutions became the target of violent protests linked to the reported desecration of a copy of the Quran in the United States.

At least 16 people were killed and more than 60 injured in clashes on Sept. 13 with security...

December 8, 2009

A group of Christians in India has rejected attitudes of homophobia and discrimination against sexual minorities, while calling for an in-depth theological study on human sexuality.

The theological roundtable on the churches' response to human sexuality, held Dec. 5-6 in Kolkata,...

March 23, 2009

Christians in India's troubled Kandhamal district of eastern Orissa say they remain firm in their faith despite being battered by waves of violence in 2008 that displaced 50,000 of them and left 75 dead.

"The fear is there, but we trust in God," said the Rev. Subendra Pradhan, one of...

December 17, 2008

India's Bharatiya Janata Party, accused by opponents of pursuing a Hindu nationalist agenda, has swept to victory in Madhya Pradesh state, but leaders of the minuscule Christian community there say they have reason to rejoice.

The BJP retained power, winning 143 of the 230 seats in the...

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