Statements

Carbon Fast

Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, the Moderator of the Church of South India, encourages Christians for observing a 'Carbon Fast' during the forthcoming Lenten Season. You are encouraged to translate this to your regional language and publish it in your Diocesan journal or in appropriate forums.

Policy on Kasturirangan Report

Bishop Thomas K Oommen’s response to Kasturirangan Report

Biotechnological Regulatory Authority of India

Bishop Thomas K Oommen’s response to Biotechnological Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2013, which was introduced by Shri. Jaipal Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Science and Technology, Government of India.

Seminar on ‘Nuclear Plants and Kudankulam Agitation’

In contrast to the anthropocentric view of the world, which to a great extent has resulted in the massive exploitation of the earth and her resources, the Bible speaks about an earth which belongs to God.

Protest against the decision of GEAC Prepared jointly by Chairman Rt. Rev. Thomas Samuel and Conveno

Chennai: Church of South India (CSI) Ecological Concerns Committee (SECC) strongly protests against the decision of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), in approving the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) Bt brinjal. The CSI SECC has the opinion that the GEAC had “mindlessly” gone ahead and approved Bt Brinjal even when informed scientists and citizens of the country raised serious concerns on the nature of the safety studies.

Nilackal Decleration

We the,Religious heads, Religious Scholars, Environmentalists, Scientists from different countries of the globe and from different states in India met at Nilackal Ecumenical Centre from 17th to 20th .April 2012, organised by Nilackal Trust which is a joint venture of Catholic, Orthodox, Jacobite, Marthoma and CSI Churches in Kerala, India, emphasized the significance to promote cooperation among spiritual leaders regarding reinforcing the importance of environmental protection among their individual communities