Living Letters solidarity visit to India

21-27 September 2009

A team of church representatives from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia paid a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society movements in India from 21 to 27 September 2009.

The focus of the seven-day long visit was on the Indian churches' witness to peace with justice in a context of mass poverty, social exclusion and violence against women, Dalits and Christians. There were also encounters with church leaders, peace activists, and representatives of interfaith peace initiatives and of Dalit movements.

The visit brought the team of Living Letters to the country's capital city, New Delhi, and to the South Eastern states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.


Read the report:

India Living Letter report (pdf)


This podcast was procuded by Karen Burke, a journalist and media officer for the Methodist Church in Britain who was also a member of the Living Letters team that visited India. It features sound bites from interviews with Premindha Bannerjee from Christian Aid in India; Rama Hansraj from Catholic Relief Services; Sam Naik, director of the Happy Valley Children’s Home in Kandhamal and Ajit Nayak, a Catholic priest living in the town of Berhampur, Orissa. Click here to listen to the podcast


of the WCC Living Letters team visit to India

Download the report (pdf, 371 KB), 18 December 2009