Chongpongmeren Jamir was awarded PhD for his thesis ‘Segmentation, Unity, and a Church Divided: A Critical History of Churches in Nagaland, 1947-2017’. This study argues that the major clues to understanding Naga church history are to be found in the cultural milieu of Nagaland. The ethnic status the Christian faith assumed, the extent of its identification with the local culture, and the scope of the mission of the Naga churches as key stakeholders in society, offers a new angle to the history of Christianity in India. As an historical study of churches within the geographical confines of Nagaland this research is hoped to be a tool for the churches’ self-evaluation in the region and beyond.
OCMS has been seeking ways to serve the Orthodox Church and has recently partnered with St Frumentius Theological College in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia. The Abba