Change of Guard in National Council of Churches in India

April 30, 2012 by  
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Karnataka, April 28, 2012: The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) XXVII Quadrennial Assembly selected its new office bearers for the next Quadrennium today in the City. The NCCI is the apex body of the 30 Indian Protestant and Orthodox Traditions and 42 National organizations. Its 27th Quadrennial Assembly held in Bengaluru from 25th to 28th April. The Methodist Church in India hosted the Assembly at the St. John’s Medical College Campus on the theme “Gospel in a Groaning World”.

There were over 500 delegates from all over India from various Christian Denominations assembled at the Assembly to revisit their mission agenda and to prioritize its programmes for the next quadrennium.

There were several resolutions passed unanimously including the demand to the Government of India to listen to groans of the people of Kudankulam in Tamilnadu, Jagatsinghpur in Odisha and Kashmir Valley and North East India in reference to the public security acts like AFSPA.

This quadrennium has come to an end with selecting of its new office bearers for the next quadrennium. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Taranath S. Sagar, Bishop in Methodist Church (Bangalore) is selected as new President of NCCI again for the next quadrennium too. Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger from the Nagaland Baptist Church, Mrs. Pearly Jos of Chaldean Syrian Church of the East and Mr. Suman Biswas of the Church of North India were selected as vice presidents respectively under General, Women and Youth category. The Rev. Dr. Agustine Jeyakumar of Lutheran Church is selected to assume the office of the Treasurer.

Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad the General Secretary of the NCCI presented the newly elected officers to the Assembly delegates during the closing worship. The NCCI has resolved to hear the groanings of the World and become the gospel to the groaning communities on the earth. In 2014 the NCCI enters into its centenary year. It is an Icon of Unity in India.

In the Photo: (R to L) Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger (Vice President), Mrs. Pearly Jos ( Vice President) Rev. Dr. Augustine Jeyakumar (Treasurer), Rt. Rev. Dr. Taranath S Sagar (President), Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad (General Secretary) and Mr. Suman Biswas (Vice President).

– ncci

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