Dear friend of ECC
Ecumenical Christian Centre was established in 1963 by the Late Rev. Dr. M.A. Thomas with the vision of promoting “unity of humankind as an expression of radical obedience to Christ.” ECC offers a forum for believers and non-believers alike to congregate and engage in dialogue on moral and ethical values and for social change and harmony. ECC’s sylvan campus of 29 acres houses 27 buildings including staff quarters and facilities for conferences and conventions. The Centre is deeply involved in environmental management and preservation of flora and fauna.
ECC is an International organization registered under the Indian Companies Act of 1956 as a charitable institution, and is governed by its articles. There are 22 constituent bodies in the ECC Council from the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Mar Thoma and Protestant traditions.
ECC conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of topics ranging from human rights to spirituality, ecology and environment to probity in public life with a view to shape appropriate ethical and moral responses to them.
Additionally, the Indian School of Ecumenical Theology, a programme wing of ECC, conducts programmes focussing on unity of humankind and integrity of creation.
International Institute of Horticulture Management (IIHM), another programme unit of ECC, imparts training on hi-tech floriculture, precision-farming, growing medicinal and aromatic plants, etc.
ECC also offers free schooling for the children of migrant workers who live in nearby villages.
In 2013 the Ecumenical Christian Centre completes 50 years of service to the country and the churches in India and the community at large. Several thousands of people, irrespective of religion, caste, class, age, race, gender and nationality have benefited from the programmes offered by ECC in these 50 years.
ECC needs 50 more rooms to accommodate the additional demand of our society. The estimated cost is Rs. 5 crore.
We seek your support in meeting this crucial need and request you to contribute liberally. ECC’s service to community and country would be richer by your gesture. This is the first time since the formation of ECC in 1963 that we are approaching the public for support. We believe we have the goodwill for that and that you have the heart to support our efforts.
Your contributions may be made by Cheque/Draft favouring “Ecumenical Christian Centre” payable at Whitefield, Bangalore 560 066 or by NEFT with due initimation.
Please return the enclosed remittance advice slip duly filled up and return the same to us at your earliest.
Rt.Rev.Dr.Isaac Mar Philoxenos Very Rev.Dr.Cherian Thomas
Chairperson, ECC Director, ECC
ECUMENICAL CHRISTIAN CENTRE,
Post Box 11, Whitefield P.O., Bangalore 560 066
Phone: +91-80-2845 2270 :: Fax: +91-80-2845 2653