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RESOURCES

Some useful links to web pages relevant to Christianity in the Indian sub-continent are presented here

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Organisations active world-wide are represented here.
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'ECUMENICAL' ORGANISATIONS

A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

"To create an open space wherein representatives from a broad range of Christian churches and interchurch organizations, which confess the triune God and Jesus Christ as perfect in His divinity and humanity, can gather to foster mutual respect, to explore and address together common challenges."

Council for World Mission

"The CWM is a partnership of 31 churches committed to sharing their resources of money, people, skills and insights globally to carry our God's mission locally"

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

The Roman Catholic Church is not a member of the WCC but this body participates in a Joint Working Group with the WCC.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL AGENCIES

"Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.".

TEARFUND "We’re passionate about our vision to work with and through a worldwide network of local churches – forming one global church – to end poverty."

The Scottish branch of this global mission organisation. "Interserve's purpose is to make Jesus Christ known through wholistic ministry, in partnership with the global church, amongst the neediest peoples of Asia and the Arab World."

"OM’s role in the Church is to mobilise people to share the knowledge of Jesus and His love with every generation in every nation. OM pioneers and leads initiatives to redeem lives, rebuild communities and restore hope in over 110 countries." There is a UK OM and OM India, which has an extensive programme to provide eduction for Dalit children, has its own website.
'The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a leading international Christian organisation with over 130 years of experience. TLM is a worldwide partnership, active in over 50 countries, with a vision for a world without leprosy and a passion to eradicate the causes and consequences of leprosy.' There is a Leprosy Mission Scotland and The Leprosy Mission Trust, India, has its own website
Previously 'Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society' with work in the Holy Land, EMMS International now also works in Malawi, India and Nepal. In India, the organisation is closely associated with Emmanuel Hospital Association

 

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