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Church of South India
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Founded in the year in which India gained political independence (1947), the Church of South India (CSI) attracted considerable international attention as the first worldwide union of episcopal and non-episcopal churches. The preliminary steps were initiated in May 1919 at an Indian pastors' conference chaired by Bishop V.S. Azariah in Tranquebar, during which representatives of the Anglican Church and of the South Indian United Church (a union of presbyterian and congregationalist churches) drafted the “Tranquebar Manifesto.” It…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Church of South India”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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