ICSA is a national ecumenical organization constituted in 1969 as an autonomous service institute. The areas of involvement of ICSA include finance and property management, manufacture and supply of essential medicines, training and rehabilitation of physically challenged in futuristic skills, publication and promotion of Christian literature, provision of conference center facilities for civil society organizations at affordable cost and conducting trainings and consultations on issues of national and ecumenical importance. It has uniquely committed herself to be self supportive and not to depend on grants for her subsistence by offering its specialized services for a price and thus matches charity with business principles. ICSA has been evolving over the years by remaining faithful to the values of personal integrity, public accountability and Christian stewardship.
ICSA is affiliated to the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI). ICSA is a member of the Board of Theological Education / Senate of Serampore College (BTE / SS), OIKOCREDIT, the Netherlands and WACC-Canada.
Rt.Rev.Dr.Mathews Mar Makarios
Dr.Moses P. Manohar
In 1989, ICSA responded to the challenge of making available high quality drugs at cost price to poor patients. ICSA promoted the CMSI to carry on this work on a ‘not for profit’ basis.