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    Member Organisations in South Asia

    BANGLADESH

    Chapter

    An organisation for individual members of the International Association for Religious Freedom who are resident in Bangladesh.
    President: Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam, Professor & Chairman, Dept. of World Religions, University of Dhaka
    religion at univdhaka.edu.

    Member Organisations:

    • Bangladesh Buddhist Missionary Society
      Bhikkhu Jivanananda Mahathero, Secretary, GPO Box 1168, Chittagong 4000
    • Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council
      Dr N C Bhowmik, General Secretary, 5 Tejkuni Para, Dhaka 1215
    • Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha
      Dr P K Baruya, General Secretary, Dhamarajika Buddhist Monastery
      Atisa Dipankar Sarak, Kamalapur, Dhaka 1214
    • Young Men’s Buddhist Association
      Ven Shilabhadra Bhikkhu, General Secretary, Kanakstup Vihar,
      Thakurpara, P O 79 Bhora, Jagatpur, Comilla 3500

    INDIA

    Chapter

    Secretary: Rev. Harrison Kingsley; kingslyprabhu[at]yahoo.com 

    Member Organisations

    • All-India All-Religious Federation
      Ariyanayagipuram P. O. PIN. 627 603 Tirunelveli DT
    • All India Christian Association
      Dr Jobitharaj Joseph Bennett, General Secretary, “Jobitham”, No 9, VGP Murphy Square,
      GST Road St Thomas Mount Chennai 600 016
    • Bala Vikasa Foundation
      Prof. Prakash Rao, LIG – 10 APHB Colony, Visakhapatnam – 530022, Andhra Pradesh
      narava_prakasarao at yahoo.co.in
    • Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan
      Dr Mohinder Singh Bhai Vir Singh Marg New Delhi 110 001
    • Caussanel Inter-Religious Students Movement
          Christu Jyothi HR-Secondary School, Caussanel Nagar, Tirunelveli – 627 007, Tamilnadu.
    • Donyi-Polo Mission
      Mr T K Bhattacharya, P O Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh 791111
    • Forum for Harmony and Peace
      Mrs M A Hemalatha Upstairs, Samatha Complex Near St Philomena’s Church,
      Ashoka Road Mandi Mohalla, Mysore 570001
    • Guru Nanak Foundation
      Mr Satnam Singh, Secretary, 15-16 Inst. Area near J N U & Qutab Hotel New Delhi 110067
    • Indian Christian Association of Tamil Nadu
      Mr S. D. Samuel, General Secretary, No 70, Egmore High Road Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 000
    • Interfaith Fellowship for Peace and Progress
      Thomas Mathew, AshaKendra, Punnakadu PO, Pathanamthitta (distr.), Kerala State 689652
    • Maha Bodhi International Meditation Centre
      Mr Bhikkhu Sanghasena, President, PO Box 22 Devachan Leh-Ladakh 194101
    • Niam-Tynrai
      Mr Hatdoh Pohsnem, Secretary, Nongthalang, P O Dawki, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
    • Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad
      Mr S. S. Chakraborty, 24 Parganas, D T South Narendrapur, West Bengal 743 508
    • Sadharan Brahmo Samaj
      Mr Lakshmi Narayan Ray, 211 Bidhan, Sarani, Calcutta 700 006
    • Sankardeva Institute of Culture International
      Mr Prabhat Das, Secretary, Bharalumukh, Guwahati 781009 Assam
    • Seng Khasi
      Mr Hipshon Roy, Riatsamthiah, Shillong 793 001
    • Unitarian Union North Eastern India
      Mr Carleywell Lyndgoh, General Secretary, Ladthalaboh, PO Jowai, Meghalaya 793150
    • Uruswati – The Morning Star of Peace
      Mrs Ameeta M Wattal, C-80 18 Sector C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
    • World Zarathustri Cultural Foundation
      Dr Homi Dhalla, Zorastrian Association Industrial Inst. Building, Chikalwadi, Tardeo, Mumbai 400 007

     

    NEPAL

    Chapter

    The Nepal Chapter was started in 2003, for individual members of the International Association for Religious Freedom who are resident in Nepal. It has 9-member executive committee headed by chairperson Mrs. Sushma Pant. An advisory board comprising 3 members advises the executive committee.
    Membership categories:

    • 1. Life Members: Fee Rs. 1,500.00.
    • 2. Annual members: Fee Rs.200.00 annually.
    • 3. Respected Members: Those who have contributed in the relevant fields.
    • 4. Special Members: Those who help the organization’s special program.

    Only life and annual members may apply for the executive committee in general body meeting.
    All enquiries to: Sushma Pant, 39/20 Kha, Laxmi Marga, Gairidhara, Kathmandu; Tel: 977-1-4427 628/4427 630.
    susmapant at hotmail.com

     

    PAKISTAN

    Chapter

    Chairperson: Dr. Jefferson Tasleem Ghauri, PO Box 30, Sargodha 40100; info at iarfpakistan.com

     

    PHILIPPINES

    Chapter

    Chairperson: Angelina Grapa – angelcgrapa at yahoo.com.ph

    Member organisations:

    • Bataan Christian Youth Civic Circle
      Ms Merceditas Consunji Rm. 302 Teresita
      Mansions 1401 Vito Cruz Extension, Makati Metro Manila
    • Independent Church of Filipino Christians
      Msgr. Mauricio Dumlao, Supreme Bishop, Aglipay Memorial Church Batac Ilocos Norte
    • Indigenous People of Northern Mindanao
      Chieftain Timu’ay Samaon L. Bangcas, P.O. Box 43, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200
    • Silliman University
      Dr Sebellon M Wale, Oracion Subdivision, Banilad, Dumaguete City 6200
    • Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines
      Ms Rebecca Quimada-Siennes, President, 065 Rovira Road, Bantayan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200

     

    SRI LANKA

    Chapter

    Chairperson: M S Sellasamy – iarf_srilanka_chapter at hotmail.com

    Member organisations

      • Unitarian Universalist Association of Sri Lanka
        Mr Walter Jayawardene, Director/Secretary; 61/3 Old Road, Nawala, Rajagiriya
      • Interfaith Fellowship for Peace and Development
        Mr Wilbert A Silva, Interfaith Centre, 218/4 Tewatta Road, Ragama – ifpdgn at itmin.com

     

    THAILAND

    Chapter

    Chairperson: Ven. Dhammananda Samoneri – Buddhasavika Foundation
    Home of Peace & Love, Songdharmakalyani Temple, 195 Petkasem Hwy, Muang Distr., Nakhonpathom 73000

     


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