CHAVARA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR INDIAN AND INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES (CICIIS)
Chavara International Centre for Indian and Inter religious Studies (CICIIS) in Sacramento, California, USA is the first extension Centre of CSWR, DVK outside India for promoting interreligious studies, dialogue, and harmony among religions and cultures. Inaugurated in October 2005, the Centre is makingsignificant contributions in the study of different religions and cultures and in the mutual understanding and harmony among followers of various religious sects and faiths through talks, discussions, seminars, prayers, and meditations. The bishop of Sacramento and the Prior General of CMI Congregation and Vice-Chancellor of the DVK are the patrons of the Centre. Situated in the vicinity of the California State University Campus, the Centre works in close collaboration with the Sacramento diocesan Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
Director: Fr.James Narithookil, CMI