Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations (FIACONA) Pray for a Persecuted Church
 Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations (FIACONA)Pray for a Persecuted Church

FIACONA is preparing the history of early Indian Christian diaspora into Americas. This project will be made available through an interactive database of Indian Christian churches and leaders across the USA and Canada.  

  1. What is the SICNA21 Project?
    The SICNA21 Project (Study of Indian Christians in North America 2021) is a comprehensive research work on Indian Christians who have settled in the United States or Canada. This is a multi-disciplinary and multiyear study that will bring together scholars, church ministry leaders, and lay people across all Indian language groups and denominations across North America to compile a database and document the history, sociocultural, psychological, intergenerational and missiological dimensions of the community. It will trace the oral history, growth, vitality, prospects, and challenges facing this diasporic community. 
  2. Who is conducting this research project?
    The SICNA21 research project is carried out by a team researchers and lead by Dr. Sam George of Global Diaspora Institute in Wheaton College on behalf of FIACONA (Federation of Indian American Christians in North America).
    See an initial presentation on the state of Indian American Christians by Dr. Sam George - www.youtube.com/watch?v=khqgLmUeJSQ 
  3. Who are the Pioneers?
    Anyone of Asian Indian origin who came to the United States or Canada before 1975 and still living somewhere in the US or Canada. They could be belonging to any region of India or ethnolinguistic group and could have been converted to Christianity after coming to the West. They could include descendants of earlier waves of Indian immigrants in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
  4. For more information on this project, Indian American Christian leaders are encouraged to contact    research@fiacona.org 


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