Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The First Malayalam Edition of The Children Are Free is hot off the press!

TTF (Trivandrum Theological Forum) of Kerala, India, releases a first-of-its-kind Malayalam publication (a translation of the English version of TCAF) that claims the Bible does not condemn same-sex relationships

By Steve Parelli, Exec. Dir.of Other Sheep

Sam L. Sone, one of the twe
General Editors of the
Malayalam translation of TCAF,
and Chairperson of
the Trivandrum Theological Forum.
July 4, Classic Ave Hotel,
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
 You can imagine our joy when just this evening, here in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, we (Jose and Steve) were presented with copies - fresh off the press this late afternoon - of the translation of The Children Are Free: Re-examining the Biblical Evidence on Same-sex Relationships (TCAF) in Malayalam, the language spoken in the state of Kerala. The Kerala edition is an abridgement of the original English version.

Sam L. Sone, one of the two General Editors of the translation, and Chairperson of Trivandrum Theological Forum (TTF), called the new publication "the starting point and the platform" from which theologians, church leaders, theological students and the church in general in Kerala will now discuss the question of Christianity and same-sex relationships.

Left to right:  Rev. D. L. Paulson, Presbyter, Church of
South India; Sam L. Sone, General Editor and
Chairperson of TTF; Jose Ortiz, Other Sheep
Coordinator for Asia; D. Mano, translator;
R. S. Ajith, General Editor and Secretary of TTF.
July 4, 2011, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
The book is a Trivandrum Theological Forum (TTF) Publication (email: ttftvpm@yahoo.co.in). This first Malayalam edition is a printing of 2000 copies. Beginning next week, we (Steve and Jose) hope to distribute 1000 copies over a period of three weeks to interested parties throughout Kerala.

(For additional photos visit Other Sheep web page)

Steve Parelli and Jose Ortiz
Classic Ave. Hotel
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
July 4, 2011

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