Suvartha Pathrika Transgender Ministry Edition 2017

The Suvartha Pathrika released the transgender ministry edition in the first week of November
Copies are available at all the parishes.

As this is the first publicly available material on the Mar Thoma Church's ministry in this area, its published in full colour, as a landmark, historic document.

This issue takes a comprehensive look at the struggles and challenges faced by the transgender community, and seeks to understand them closely through conversation and sharing. Medical and Social work perspectives in addition to sharing of experiences and interviews makes this edition a thorough primer on this neglected community.

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church's response to the challenges through the Navodaya Movement is documented briefly.

Rev. Abin Srambical, current Director of the Navodaya Movement is a Guest Editor for this edition. He was instrumental in obtaining the various interviews and articles, for this edition.

This issue also contains a theological path finding for this ministry by our Diocesan Episcopa Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Athanasius in collaboration with Rev. Dr. M. J. Joseph.

Pages (including cover) : 36

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