Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and his wife Ms Caroline Welby visited Vishranthinilayam, the headquarters of the CSI Women’s Fellowship in Bangalore on 3rdSeptember 2019. Dr Susan Thomas, the President of the Women’s Fellowship, and Ms. Leela Manohari Joseph, the Vice- President, along with the other leaders of the Women’s Fellowship and CSI Sisterhood extended a warm welcome to the Archbishop and Ms Welby.Back
Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had an interactive session with the Young Indian Information Technology and Business Transformation professionals in Bangalore on the 3rd September 2019. The session was moderated by Rt. Rev. Prasana Kumar Samuel, the Bishop in the Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI). Rt. Rev. Dr Vadapalli Prasada Rao; the Deputy Moderator of CSI, Rev. Dr Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda; the General Secretary of CSI, and the officers of the Karnataka Central Diocese attended the meeting.
After the address to the gathering by the Archbishop, there was enough time given to the young professionals to raise questions. The questions varied from the ethics of communication and business strategies to the relevance of Christian education. The Archbishop pointed out the WhatsApp Broadcast set up by the Communication Department of the CSI as an example of the effective use of communication by the church to spread the gospel.
The Archbishop expressed his willingness to continue to hear the young voices from India.Back
Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered the sermon and celebrated the Holy Eucharist at St Mark’s Cathedral in Bangalore. Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen; the Moderator of the Church of South India (CSI) Rt. Rev. Dr Vadapally Prasada Rao; the Deputy Moderator, Rev. Dr Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda; the General Secretary, Rt. Rev. Prasana Kumar Samuel; the Bishop in Karnataka Central Diocese and all the other bishops of the CSI led the worship service.Back
Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, visited the United Theological College (UTC) in Bangalore, which is the first ecumenical theological college in India and the only autonomous college under the Serampore University. Rev. Dr Chilkuri Vasantha Rao; the principal of the College, Rt. Rev. Prasana Kumar Samuel; the President of the UTC Governing Council, teaching and non-teaching staff, students of the college and Ecumenical Leaders received him.
The Archbishop visited the library of the College, which is known as the biggest library of a seminary in Asia. He unveiled a slab commemorating his visit to the college.
The Archbishop had a meeting with the ecumenical leaders from Bangalore and other places at the Ecumenical Resource Centre (ERC) in the College Campus.
Later in the evening, the Archbishop spoke to the students and the staff of the college and had a theological discourse.Back
Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was given a rousing welcome by the villagers of Kavalam, a predominantly Dalit- Christian populated area near Kumarakom, Kerala. Archbishop and team travelled to the village by a houseboat and people received them flaked by the ‘chundan vallam’ (the traditional'beaked boat'or ‘snake boats’ in Kerala used for the boat races). Rev. Prasad John, the Vicar of the CSI Church in Kavalam and Rev. Sabu K. Cherian explained the types of equipment related to the agrarian life in the village. The Archbishop, his wife and his team had a feast for their eyes of traditional folk dance, the age-old form of planting rice plants and harvesting, water irrigation etc.
The Archbishop of Canterbury spent time with the people of the village and asked questions related to their lives and the changes they see in their lives in recent decades. He was open to answering questions of the people too.
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To help the CSI Synod to communicate the image of the Church, her mission, life and witness using effective means of communication and also to equip the congregations to communicate God's message and love relevant to our times.
To facilitate communication centres/cells in all the dioceses, share resources and expertise.
To help the CSI Synod in the documentation of events, projects and programmes and provide communication assistance to the CSI Synod in the publication of magazines, bulletins, diaries and calendars.
To organize programmes sensitizing the community on social and ecological issues using latest and relevant media.
To establish and facilitate media relations with the secular media.
To operate Church's main websites:
Seminars/conferences on information and communication technology, development communication, traditional and alternative communication.
Courses on communication for clergy and the laity for the effective proclamation of Gospel.
Workshops/Seminars for lyricists, musicians, artists, writers, and cartoonists.
Summer music courses in the Synod level and short music courses in the local levels.
Making and providing video documentaries on various issues pertaining to projects, development activities and life of the church.
CSI Life - The official magazine of the CSI.
Publication of the diary, calendar, and devotional study materials.