The emblem above was gifted to IRCA by K M D Henry, Artist with the Church of South India, as the logo for the 2002 Chennai Conference.
As the artist says, it symbolically denotes:
- Rural Indian women carrying their sons with their heads covered
- Women and children represent the voices of the voiceless in India
- They also look like Mary carrying her baby Jesus
- In a closer look the women look like praying hands in the church
- The dome shape represents church architecture with a cross in it
- The symbolic human form of the cross represents Jesus on the cross
- The same cross looks like the Holy Spirit descending upon those in the church
- The cross also resembles the India map
- The outer circle is the globe and the inner circle the oneness of the church (Ecumenism)
- The church is the voice of / for the voiceless
- The script in between the circles is yet another step towards the new order of the world
- The whiteness around the church (in the colour version there is a rim of light around in inside church shape) is the new light that the ‘Voices’ aim to bring in the world.