After its first conference in Durham in 1998, the International Rural Churches Ecumenical Association gathered again in 2002 in Chennai, India, hosted by the Church of South India.
The theme was Voices of the Voiceless.
Bishop GT Abraham, Bible Study leader
Daniel Thiagarajah, Bible Study leader
Professor Kim Yong-Bok, Keynote speaker
Michael Cruchley, IRCEA Secretary
More photos from the conference can be viewed here
Paper on Dalit Theology by Rev Dr K.P. Kuruvila
Assorted Reports on the Conference
For the Conference Statement of Vision and purpose click here
Kasam Farm School
The Agricultural Institute at Katpadi was a highlight in terms of church working to empower the people of the land.
Watch the video provided for participants to take home with them: