India

Indian Council of Unitarian Churches

Status: 
Full Member
Founded: 
The Indian Council of Unitarian Churches (ICUC) was founded Dec.12.1987 during the Centenary Celebration of the Unitarian Union NE India at Jowai. It was formed with the mutual consent of the Unitarians in North East India, Madras and Hyderabad. Its aims and objectives were to spread Unitarianism all over India by joining hands together. There are Unitarians in Hydrabad, Udaipur, & Erode.
Congregations: 
Publications: 
U Nongwad, a monthly magazine in the Khasi dialect •ICUC Bulletin - quarterly, in English.
Group Notes: 
Full MemberHajjom Kissor Singh founded the Unitarian faith. Rev. Dahl, then in Calcutta supplied him necessary materials. He later got in contact with Boston and London. He preached the faith, walking all over the hills of Meghalaya, establishing many loyal congregations. Today there is an active Unitarian community with some new church buildings and schools. Unitarianism was brought to Madras in the late 18th century by an Indian man who had been taken to England as a slave . While there, he learned about the Unitarian faith. When his master died, William Roberts was freed and he returned to his native India to start the church which continues to provide education and religious services to a devoted community of 225 members. There is a school and a night school for training women in sewing and tailoring. The Madras Church celebrated its 200th anniversary December 1995. Madras 60 000 INDIA
Group Email: 
derrickpariat@yahoo.co.in
Group Website: 
unitarianunion.org