United Forum of Churches, Bangladesh

Date Published: 8 Sep, 2011

An Inter Church Forum and signing of MoU as United Forum of Churches, Bangladesh (UFCB) was held on August 30, 2011 at the Archbishop’s House, Ramna, Dhaka among 10 representatives of three established Churches in Bangladesh. The members of this Forum are Catholic Church in Bangladesh (CBCB), National Council Churches, Bangladesh (NCCB) and National Christian Fellowship, Bangladesh (NCFB).



The objectives of this Forum are:


a)      to share internal and global concerns of the Christian Community in Bangladesh;


b)      to voice officially the opinion of the Christian Community in Bangladesh on different national issues;


c)      to present the concerns of the Christian Community to the Government of Bangladesh ;


d)      to respond to the different government policies and actions affecting the life and activities of the Church;


e)      to act in unity on the above matters are Christian Community in Bangladesh;



It may be mentioned that the Archbishop of Dhaka either on his own or at the request of the President of the NCCB or of the NCFB may call the meeting. The address for communication is: Archbishop’s House, 1, Kakrail Road, P.O. Box 3, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh.



United Forum members agree that in case of need, to call bigger number of delegates from the above groups for study, reflection, consultation on specific issues.



United Forum acknowledges that the above mode of operation has been current among the Churches in Bangladesh for many years, and the members commit to continue and develop further in order to gain greater benefits of the Christian Community.



United Forum members agree that the Forum will be effective for a period of three years from the signing date. It will be considered automatically renewed if no member group proposes otherwise.



The MoU of the United Forum was signed by Archbishop Paulinus Costa (President of the CBCB), Coadjutor Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario CSC (Vice President of the CBCB), Bishop Theotonius Gomes CSC (Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka), Mr. Joyanto Adhikari (President of the NCCB), Rev. David A. Das (Secretary General of the NCCB), Mr. Tapan Chowdhury (President of the NCFB), Rev. James Saberio Kormaker (General Secretary of the NCFB), Bishop Paul Shishir Sarkar (Moderator, Church of Bangladesh), Rev. Ashim Baroi (General Secretary of the BBCS) and Rev. Leor P. Sarker (General Secretary of the BBCF).