Ecumenical Christian Centre

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Ecumenical Christian Centre
Motto For the unity of humankind
Established 1963
Type Centre for fostering ecumenical relations. (A Section 25 Company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956)
President Rt.Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos
Director Very Rev. Dr. Cherian Thomas
Location Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Campus Semi-urban

Ecumenical Christian Centre (ECC) was founded in 1963 by a visionary by name M. A. Thomas.[1] ECC is located in Whitefield in Bengaluru on a 29-acre (120,000 m2) campus.[2]


M. A. Thomas, was a Priest of the Mar Thoma Church who had a vision to bring many of the Church societies that were spreading the Gospel onto one single platform. It was also as a result of ecumenism where a greater need for unity among the churches was felt worldwide[3]

Legal Status

ECC is a body corporate registered under the Companies Act 1956 and was incorporated on February 25, 1966[4] as a company not for profit and falls under the purview of the Registrar of Companies, Karnataka region.

Activities & Programmes

Many programmes are held round the year in ECC related to diverse areas which are of concern to humankind.[5]


  • Theology for Our Times
  • ECC news


Executive Committee

The present executive committee (2007–2008)[6] comprises the following elected members:


The present Director is Very Rev. Dr. Cherian Thomas, a New Testament Scholar with substantial experience in teaching and administrative matters.


  1. ECC web site, Home Page, Internet, accessed 2 May 2008
  2. ECC web site, About ECC, Internet, accessed 2 May 2008
  3. Laravoire Morrow S.T.D., Most Reverend Louis, My Catholic Faith - A manual of religion, My Mission House, Kenosha, Wisconsin [1] page 156
  4. [1983] 139 ITR 226 (KAR.) in the matter of Ecumenical Christian Centre v. Commissioner of Income-tax.[2]
  5. ECC brochure
  6. ECC news, March 2008, Flagship events - Annual General Meeting of the Council, page 3
Further reading