The Dalit and Adivasi Concerns Department of the Church of South India encourages the Dioceses and the congregations to observe the Tribal and Adivasi Sunday suggested by the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI).
Mr. Pradip Bansrior, the Executive Secretary of the Dalit and Tribal Commission of the NCCI wrote the following letter to the church leaders.
Respected Moderator /Metropolitan /Bishop /General Secretary /Executive Secretary/ Director /Principal /Executive Committee Member /General Body Member/ National Program Commission Member of NCCI and Dear Ecumenical Friends
Greetings from NCCI- Dalit and Tribal/ Adivasi Concerns!
We are very happy to inform you that the Tribal and Adivasi Sunday will be celebrated on 6th August 2017 in all over India by the Member Churches and Institutions of National Council of Churches in India to mark the International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples. The theme for this year’s Tribal and Adivasi Sunday is “Solidarity in Christ: Bearing One Another’s Burdens” (cf. Galatians 6:2). It is very important that we celebrate this Sunday in our local parishes and institutions. We sincerely hope that the observance of this special NCCI Tribal and Adivasi Sunday will be an enriching one in our faith affirmation and commitment and for widening the horizon of our ecumenical journey.
We have dispatched the hard copies of worship order and posters which you may circulate among your pastors, lay leaders and department heads.
Attached herewith please find the pdf files.
Looking forward to receiving your cooperation in celebrating Tribal and Adivasi Sunday on 6th August 2017.
Thanking you in anticipation,
Dalit and Tribal /Adivasi Concerns
National Council of Churches in India
Post Bag # 205, Christian Council Campus
Near Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board
Civil Lines, Nagpur- 440001 (Maharashtra) INDIA
Phone : +91 712 2531312 / 2561464, Extn: 235
Fax : +91 712 2520554
Mobile : +91 99607 27540
If you have any queries, please write contact either Mr. Pradip Bansrior or Rev. Sunil Raj Philip, Director, Department of Dalit and Adivasi Concerns of the CSI (Cell: + 91 8275045182 Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>)