Events & Conferences

General Body Meeting of CHAI

Dear Members, As per the decision of the Board of Trustees Meeting held on 12 October 2013, the General Body Meeting of Church History Association of India is convened to meet at 2.15 pm on Saturday the 1 November 2021 at the Conference Hall of Social Development Centre (SDC), Ranchi. Tentative Agenda 1. Prayer 2. […]

Call for Papers: 16th Triennial Conference

The Church History Association of India will be organizing the 16th CHAI Triennial Conference in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. The theme of the conference is “Peoples’ History: Christianity, Culture and Development”. Read an explanation of the conference theme here. Register for the Conference Conference Program The sessions of the Conference will start in the forenoon of […]

15th Triennial Conference of the South Indian Branch

The 15th Triennial Conference of the South Indian Branch of the Church History Association of India CHAI (15 – 17 May 2022) was inaugurated at Bangalore by the Vice-Chancellor of the Christ University Dr. Thomas C. Matthew by lighting a bronze lamp in the DVK Philosophy auditorium in the presence of Dr. Saju Chackalakkal (President […]

Southern India Branch Conference , Thrissur, 2009

Circular No.2 Dear CHAI Member, Greetings from CHAI Southern Branch Secretary. The CHAI Southern Branch Executive Body Meeting was held on 18.07.2022 at Dharmaram College, Bangalore, to finalize the programmes of the Southern Branch Conference to be held from the afternoon of 17 to 19 October noon, 2009. The venue of the meeting is DBCLC […]

14th CHAI Southern Branch Conference

My Dear CHAI SIB Members, A General Gathering of the CHAI Southern Branch was held on May 5, 2022 at Shillong. It was decided to have the next CHAI Southern Branch Conference held at Trichur from the Afternoon of Saturday October 17th to the Afternoon of Monday October 19th, 2009 in the premises of the […]

Secretary’s Report of the 13th Branch Conference of CHAI-Southern Branch

Vailankanni– Tranquebar September 29th– October 1st 2006 The 13 Branch Conference of CHAI, Southern Branch was held at Vailankanni-Tranquebar from September 29th to October 1st 2006. The Conference was well attended by scholars. Accommodation for the Delegates was arranged in the St. Francis Assisi Pilgrims’ Quarters, Vailankanni. The inaugural session and other sessions were held […]

Western India Branch

The Western India Branch will hold its annual seminar in Nashik on 20th-21st Sept.- Mrs. Agnes de Sa, Secretary, WIB


An informal Branch meeting was held on May 5, 2022 from 9 pm to 9.50 pm in the North East Hill University (NEHU) Conference hall, attached to the University Guest House. This meeting was held on the occasion of the 14th CHAI Triennial Conference. The Southern Branch meeting was attended by the following members: Mr. […]



Seated on the daïs are (l to r) : Dr. Francis Thonippara (SIB Secretary cum Treasurer), Dr. “Cardinal ” Thomas Edmunds (CHAI Nat’l Vice-President), Metropolitan Dr. Mar Aprem, Catholicos Elect Paulose Mar Milithios who inaugurated the Conference, Therambil Ramakrishnan MLA and former Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Dr. Oberland Snaitang (CHAI Nat’l President), Dr. […]