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1 Experiencing, Embodying, Expanding Ecumenism In the service of Church and Nation since 1914 and beyond

2 An Inter-Confessional autonomous Council and an ecumenical expression constantly initiating, promoting and coordinating various forms of ministries of Witness and Service in the wider community. Serving as a common platform for thought and action for mutual consultation and action for life and witness of the Churches in India. The Churches fulfill their common task in fellowship with one another.

3 NCCI works from the… Headquarters: National Council of Churches in India Christian Council Campus Civil Lines Nagpur, Maharashtra NCCI Liaison Office: CNI Bhawan, 16 Pandit Pant Marg, New Delhi

4 Constituent Members  30 Member Churches  17 Regional Christian Councils  17 All India Christian Organizations  7 Related Agencies  3 Autonomous Bodies

5 ASSEMBLY Personnel Committee Finance Committee General Body Executive Committee General Body Executive Committee Office Bearers SECRETARIAT Autonomous Bodies COPCOP COPCOP COMCOM COMCOM CJPCCJPC CJPCCJPC CODCOD CODCOD CO T CO T COYCOY COYCOY CCRCCR CCRCCR Related Agencies Related Agencies Regional Councils All India Christian Organizations Member Churches AICCW IPC URM All India Christian Organizations

6 Ecumenical Solidarity for HIV and AIDS ESHA Make a Church of Difference A Project of Commission On Justice, Peace and Creation National Council of Churches in India

7 In 2008 Quadrennial Assembly adopted A Policy Guidelines for the Indian Churches Since 2009 Implementation Genesis

8 Church as Just and Inclusive Community Church of All and Church for All World without HIV/ADIS Pandemic Vision

9 Mission To enhance the Mission agenda of the Indian Churches, in partnership with the public sector and civil society, in addressing the issues of Stigma and Discrimination, Gender, Sex and Sexuality, HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and Support and becoming HIV friendly Faith Communities.

10 To assist the Churches and the faith based organizations to mainstream HIV & AIDS in whatever Mission activities they involve in! To secure the human rights of those infected by HIV/AIDS, and giving unconditional support To improve the health and extend the lives of infected people To accompany the infected, those who mourn and those who live on To celebrate life To Nurture communities, and To Advocate for Justice. Objective

11 Strategy Multi Sectoral  Church Life  Theological Institution  Educational Institution  Developmental Wings  Health Care Institutions

12 Stigma & Discrimination Gender Sex and Sexuality Care and Support Addressing

13 Participatory Planning Process  Appreciative Inquiry – AI - Positive Core Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny  Participatory Assessment of Religious Communities (PARC) Measuring HIV Competent Institutions and Individuals  The 12-boxes framework Organizations  ADD Emmaus Dialogue and Discussion

14 ACTIVITIES

15 Policy Guidelines Translated into 8 Major Indian Languages

16 ESHA Ambassadors

17 Theological Interventions Curriculum Theological Educators Training (pedagogy) Theological Roundtables on Human Sexuality Research and Publications Bible Studies on Human Sexuality

18 Sex and Sexuality Study Process

19 Training of Trainers

20 Building Capacities

21 Action in Motion Bible Study Guidelines Self Help Groups for PLWAs Self Help Groups for Sex Workers Organizational Policy for Ecumenical Organizations Research & Publications Text book for HIV Course Guidelines to the Churches on Human Sexuality Campaigns - World AIDS Day and EASTER BEACON

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23 ECUMENCIAL SOLIDARITY FOR HIV AND AIDS (ESHA) Commission on Justice Peace and Creation NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHRUCHES IN INDIA WORLD AIDS DAY 2010 LIGHT A LAMP – PLEDGE FOR RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

24 Advocacy & campaign Context Mass urge

25 LIGHT A LAMP – PLEDGE FOR RIGHTS WHY LIGHT?

26 Context  Larger  Specific

27 Larger Context  AUSPICIOUS  BEGINNING  FAITH EXPRESSION  POSITIVE  PROMISE  PRAYER  LIFE  GOD

28 Specific Context Deepavali Karthigai Advent Christmas

29 Filling the Gap Using the opportunity Touching the Sentiments Facilitating to Express

30 Inspiration From World AIDS Campaign Light for Right Org.

31 A Theme Conceptualized  Advent: Season of Hope and Joy which contrast sharply with those suffering with and affected by HIV  Advent – a time of real Hope of Light  Call to Christians to demonstrate Love, Compassion, Solidarity and Support.  Faith Affirmation on Healing and Liberation of the PLWAs Lightening the Rights  Advent: Symbol of ‘Light’ that Liberates all forms of oppression and discrimination, breaking the darkness of apathy, ignorance, hopelessness and despair

32 Objectives  Draw the National Ecumenical Movement’s attention to the denial of Rights of the people living with HIV and vulnerable population  Mobilize support and solidarity for the protection of the rights of people living and affected by HIV & AIDS that they may achieve public access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to combat stigma and discrimination and misrepresentation of sexuality which is gift of God

33 Inspiration; World AIDS Campaign Light for Right Org 1.Target Group Christians & Local Congregations 2. Expected Outcome individuals 3.Impact Awareness & Sensitivity

34 Suggested Activities

35 Light our Church Buildings.

36 Distribution Of Red Ribbons

37 PLEDGE LIGHTING

38 WORSHIP AND PREACHING

39 CAMPUS INITIATIVES

40 Affirmative Actions

41 Public Announcements

42 Public Rallies

43 People Media

44 Pledge and Care Oath and Blood Donation

45 Reported Activities 40 Student Christian Movement of India Units students from each institution participated - 8, Dioceses and Synods - Average of 50 Congregations congregations average of 100 members 50, Local Congregations average of 100 members 7, Schools average of 2000 students 48,000 9 Theological Seminaries an average of 200 students 1, Developmental Organizations reached out to several hundreds of publics 5 Hospitals an average of 200 people Total Over 1,00,000 individuals

46 Activities Involved Distribution of … 1000 Posters Over 1,00,000 Red Ribbons Over 50,000 Handbills Rallies Street Theater Singing Prayers Preaching Public Meetings Blood Donations Solidarity Visits

47 Future Plans Working with Government People Groups and Other Faiths

48 Come Let Us Join WORLD AIDS DAY LIGHT A LAMP PLEDGE FOR RIGHTS Ecumenical Solidarity for HIV and AIDS, NCC India

49 EASTER BEACON

50 ECUMENCIAL SOLIDARITY FOR HIV AND AIDS (ESHA) Commission on Justice Peace and Creation NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHRUCHES IN INDIA WORLD AIDS DAY 2011 LIGHT A LAMP –PLEDGE FOR RIGHTS CAMPAIGN Thank You


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