The United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India celebrates
(LWI) - The member churches of the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI) recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of women's ordination at the Gurukul Campus in Chennai, in September.
The event paid homage to the first two women ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in September 1991, Rev. Prasanna Kumari and Rev. Porimol Kisku. The late Rev. Kumari later served as the UELCI Executive Secretary, and as Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vice-President for Asia. Rev. Kisku served as a pastor of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church.
More than 129 people attended the celebrations, including women pastors; male, female and youth church leaders from Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches in India; and visiting partners.
The celebration had previously been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The Secretary of Women in Church and Society (WICAS) at UELCI, Ranjita Christie Borgoary, said “this was the first international meeting organized by UELCI since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.”