CPI(M) calls for steps to uplift Dalit Christians: (The Hindu - India's National Newspaper) Feb 2 2011
Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has called for initiating measures for solving the problems faced by the Dalit Christian community who in spite of being at the receiving end of social and economic backwardness on account of being Dalits have found themselves without any social or economic support for being Christians.
Church Opposses Court Judgement: (The Hindu - India's National Newspaper) July 8 2009
KOTTAYAM: The Anglican Church of India has taken a critical stand on the recent Delhi High Court judgment that decriminalised Article 377, allowing consensual sex between persons of same gender above 18 years of age.
Church criticised for not empowering women with equal rights: (Christian Today, India) Mar 16 2009
The head of a Mangalore based Christian NGO, criticised the church for not empowering women with equal rights.
Lamenting that women in India continue to face disparity, Samanvaya director Pius Pinto, said European nations have progressed while church in India is yet to give women equal status.
Indian Church Council against move to ordain women Bishops: (Indian Express / Outlook) Feb 18 2009
The recent move by the Church of England to allow ordination of women as bishops has caused ripples among traditionalists in the Indian church especially in this region, the seat of Syrian Christianity, with top religious leaders opposing it tooth and nail, asserting that episcopacy was not the job of the fair sex.
Kerala AICC office inaugurated: (IndianChristians.in) July 27 2006
All India Christian Council (aicc) opened its Chapter in Kerala on 26 July 2006. Archbishop Rev Stephen Vattappara presided over the inauguration ceremony. Bishop Dr Moses Swamydas, MLA Prof N Jayaraj and Panchayath President Biju Kumar were chief guests. Rev Sunny Varkey, Rev TJ George, Pastor KY Chacko, Pastor PM John, John Koduvely, Pastor Manoj, John Peter, Evang. Shaji and Pastor Benson Varghese spoke, highlighting the role of aicc in dealing with various problems facing the Christian community across India. About 50 delegates from different districts of Kerala attended the meeting. The representatives of print and electronic media were also present.
Government, Church neglecting Dalit Christians (The Hindu) Sep 9 2005
PATHANAMTHITTA: Samuel Nellikkad, chairman of Kaippatta Habel Foundation (KHF), has accused the Government and the Church of adopting a `step-motherly' attitude towards Dalit Christians. Addressing a meeting organised by KHF in connection with the 151st anniversary of baptism of St. Habel of Kaippatta in Mallappally on Wednesday, Mr Samuel said Dalit Christians faced "unending misery" and poor socio-economic status, despite their embracing Christianity decades ago.
Habel Foundation to expand work among Dalits (The Hindu) Sep 6 2005
PATHANAMTHITTA: The Mallappally-based Kaippatta Habel Foundation (KHF) would expand its welfare activities among Dalits and other backward communities in the State, according to the foundation chairman, Samuel Nellikkad.
'DALIT CHRISTIANS NEGLECTED A LOT' (Asian Human Rights Commission) Aug 29 2005
Rural Development Minister C. F. Thomas has said that the duty of the Christians was to ensure social justice and world peace. The Minister was inaugurating the meeting organised by the Kaippatta Habel Foundation to felicitate Bishop Stephen Vattappara, who has been elected vice-president of the International Council of Christian Churches, at the YMCA Hall on Monday.