Church of Southern India

The Church was inaugurated in 1947 by the union of the South India United Church (itself a union of Congregational and Presbyterian/Reformed traditions), the southern Anglican diocese of the Church of India, Burma, Ceylon, and the Methodist Church in South India. It is one of the four United Churches in the Anglican Communion.

Church of Southern India

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October 9, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Madras hosted a fellowship lunch for several thousand people in September as the Church of South India (CSI) celebrated the 70th anniversary of its formation. CSI was formed Sept. 27, 1947, when the Church of England in southern India and the...

March 27, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India leadership has stated in unequivocal terms that it is committed to gender equity in society. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the two-day orientation to representatives from the different CSI dioceses covering the five...

June 18, 2013

[National Council of Churches in India press release] The Most Rev. I Jesudasan of the Church of South India (CSI) passed way in Trivandrum on June 16 at the age of 88.

A dynamic leader, Bishop Jesudasan was the first person in Kerala to ordain women. Also an academician, he served as...

February 3, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] A diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) is preparing an appeal against a court order that has virtually stripped it of more than half its churches and institutions, inherited from the Basel Mission church.

“We are preparing a strong appeal to get this...

October 8, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will embark on a 16-day visit to India from Oct. 9-24 at the invitation of the Communion of Churches in India, according to a Lambeth Palace press release.

The archbishop will travel across several cities in India, including Kolkata, Ranchi, Nagpur...

September 1, 2010

Churches in India have welcomed the government in Delhi's decision to withdraw its permission for a mining project of the Vedanta group in the remote tribal areas of eastern Orissa state that stirred controversy.

"The decision of the Ministry of Forests and Environment is an achievement...

August 9, 2010

Churches throughout India have been urged to hoist black flags on Aug. 10 to protest against continued discrimination faced by Christian Dalits, people from low castes treated as untouchables.

The protest marks the 60th anniversary of the introduction of free education and reserved...

May 19, 2010

Church leaders in south India say the alleged involvement of a number of clerics in criminal activities shows corruption needs urgent attention in the church.

"We are making wrong headlines. This is not how our leaders should be known," the Rev. Mohan Labeer, a pastor and former...

February 7, 2010

Growing up, Michael Haslett learned a simple creed of human rights: "You're equal. You should be safe. You should be happy. If you want to go to school, you go to school."

"But that's not true everywhere in the world," he recently told the congregation at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in...

December 7, 2009

The life of Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, an English Presbyterian who was instrumental in the creation of the united Church of South India and who played a key role in the World Council of Churches, is being commemorated 100 years after his birth.

"Lesslie Newbigin was one of our ecumenical...

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