The real Church is missionary in nature that shares the witness of Jesus Christ with others and responds constructively towards the problems facing the fellow beings, said Walter Altman, evangelist from Brazil.

Mr. Altman, who is also the moderator of the World Council of Churches, was delivering the keynote address at the forenoon session of the Maramon Convention at Maramon on Thursday.

He said it was always good to learn what was good in the world and the Church had learned a lot of good lessons from India too.

P. Joy Oommen, former Chief Secretary of Chattisgarh, delivered the keynote address at the youth meet held in the afternoon. Joseph Mar Barnabas Metropolitan presided.

Philip Moun Stephen, evangelist from United Kingdom, delivered the keynote address at the evening session.

The week-long religious meet will come to a close on Sunday. Joseph Mar Thoma, Metropolitan of Mar Thoma Church, will deliver the valedictory message at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday.

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