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
The Church of South India (CSI) is a united church resonating the faith experience and witness of four million Christians in more than 16,000 local congregations across the five southern states of India viz., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, and Telangana, and also Jaffna in Srilanka.
Even before the Government of India woke up to the challenges of the girl child, the Church of South India had initiated the Girl Child Campaign, “Little One Arise!” to raise awareness in communities about girl-child neglect and empower the girl child with knowledge of child rights. Responding to the rising violence against girl children the CSI renewed this campaign in 2014 with the theme “Assuring her future” with a church and community mobilization strategy to raise awareness about child rights and child abuse.
CSI has, through all the trainings of congregations, listening processes with children, and capacity building processes with caregivers strived to make the congregations of the CSI realize the role and relevance of Children both in church and society.
The trainings on child abuse and child rights and the awareness about the responsibility of the church towards children benefits not only the children in the congregation but in the local communities around the church as well as children are capacitated to take up the issues of children in community.
To commemorate the National Girl Child Day, CSI-SEVA, conducted a Special Service in the Chapel today. Rev. Belshiya Ruth, Presbyter, of Madras Diocese shared the word of God, based on St. Mark, Chapter 5.
Team SEVA members led the worship service and as a part of instilling continued commitment among the SYNOD staff, fragrant candles were given not to be kept for themselves but to in turn give it to ‘a girl child’ acknowledging their presence and affirming their gifts amidst us.
Mrs. Aruna Stephen
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Dalit Women Empowerment (Karnataka Northern, Madras, Karimnagar, North Kerala, South Kerala Dioceses
Dear Friends,Greetings from the CSI-SEVA.Please find in attachment the Second Week of Disability Oct
Resource Booklet on Protection of the Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
Resource Booklet on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal
Poster on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 201
Poster on CSI -GEET Campaig against Domestic Violence
CSI Lenten Campaign 2019 Against Human Trafficking and Displacement : Introductory Material
MY FATHER IS A FARMERBIBLE STUDIES
CSI Lenten Campaign against Human Trafficking and Bonded Labour 2018
Local Capacities for Peace (LCP)Do No Harm(a resource book for local peace initiatives)
To enable the congregations to give an account of their hope concerning the Biblical Vision of a New Heaven and a New Earth...and strive to build here and now, a just, egalitarian society that is sensitive to gender issues and other inequalities.
To transform communities through sustainable development and community empowerment.
To sensitize local congregations on social, economic, political, cultural and gender realities.
To build peoples' alliances and networking with movements on various campaigns related to Right to Education, Right to Information, Child friendly Schools, etc.
To strive for building peace initiatives in the church and conflict- ridden pockets in South India.
Dalit Women Empowerment (Karnataka Northern, Madras, Karimnagar, North Kerala, South Kerala Dioceses).
Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (East Kerala, Madurai-Ramnad, Nandyal, Dornakal, Trichy Tanjore Dioceses).
Liberative Livelihood Options (Tirunelveli, Krishna Godavari Dioceses).
Community based care and support program HIV/AIDS (Coimbatore Diocese).
Sustainable and Life- Giving Agriculture (Madhya Kerala Diocese)
Empowerment of Transgenders (Thoothukudi Nazareth Diocese).
Building Local Capacities for Peace (All Dioceses).
Girl Child Campaign: “Assuring her future” (All Dioceses).
Focus 9 / 99 Addressing Rights of the Girl Child (All Dioceses) Drafting a Child Protection Policy.
DISHA- Disability Intervention for Solidarity and Holistic Accompaniment (All Dioceses).
CARDIA - Congregation Accompanied Reformed Diakonia in Action (Madurai-Ramnad Diocese).