The Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America (FIACONA) is an umbrella network of Indian American Christians, from all across the United States and Canada. It is an interdenominational network of church organizations.
The Indian church is close to two thousand years old. Established by the arrival Apostle Thomas in 52 AD, the church in India has withstood the test of time. Protecting the interest of this two thousand year old Indian Christian church; and ensuring their safety, is paramount to the Organization.
The Federation has a strong advocacy component in Washington, DC, for the freedom of Faith/expression, of the people of India. FIACONA is deeply concerned about the increasing violence against Christian population there. Threats to the multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-religious fabric of the Indian society from "cultural nationalist groups" and their network outside of India, is a serious concern.
FIACONA discourages attempts by any cultural or political forces in India and elsewhere, to define and treat the largest democracy as a homogeneous entity with scant regard for the rich and deep cultural diversity of that ancient land.
FIACONA organizes seminars, conferences, workshops and field trips to raise awareness on specific issues faced by Indian Christians. FIACONA works towards the unity of Indians, both in India and around the world, through its strong alliances with interfaith work.
FIACONA is present in every US Congressional district, through the presence of our members.
"I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do his work through me"
- James Hudson Taylor