It is important to know the human interest stories from different parts of the world, share the concerns related to justice and equality and have a common platform for sharing the news and ideas among the member churches of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS, Stuttgart, Germany), felt the Communication leaders of the member churches who had an international meeting in the CSI Synod Centre in Chennai hosted by the Church of South India Synod. The conference, led by Ms. Regina Karasch-Böttcher, the Secretary/Head of Corporate Unit Press and Public Relations of EMS. While inaugurating the conference, Rev. Dr. Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, The General Secretary of the Church of South India, suggested that by the process of Christian Communication one is expressing, exposing and exegeting the truth. He expressed his hope that the conference will be eventually helping the member churches to speak the truth loudly and stand for the truth firmly.
The conference went underway on the 3rd of March and had its conclusion on the 7th of March 2018. The delegates from the Member Churches, Mr. Thomas Lohnes (EMS, Germany), Ms. Nadine Angel Cloete and Ms. Janine Thyssen (Moravian Church, South Africa), Rev. Hyon Mo Pyo (Presbyterian Church in Korea), Rev. George Ezekiel Larbi (Presbyterian Church in Ghana), Ms. Mega Kamase Sambo (Pastor in Toraja Church in Indonesia), and Rev. Sunil Raj Philip (CSI), had a meaningful and fruitful time of discussion and deliberations and eventually made a pattern of working more closely and effectively. As part of the conference, the team visited CSI Special Children’s Home at Puthuir, and Anbagam CSI Home for Aged in Adyar under the auspices of the Madras Diocese of the Church of South India.
~ CSI Synod Communications.