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Book on ethnic Naga identity released
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JAN 9 (NPN):
Published on 10 Jan. 2011 12:03 AM IST
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A book ‘God-Land-People - An ethnic Naga identity' written by founder of Nagaland Mercy Mission (NMM) society, Mar Imsong was released on Sunday.
The book was released at a combined fellowship held at Lotha Baptist Church, Dimapur including persons with special needs and youth from various churches by executive director of conference of Baptist minister in Massachusetts, Michael Harvey. Executive director of Conference of Baptist Ministers Massachusetts, Edward Hobard was also present at the function.
Printed at Heritage Publishing House opposite IMC, Circular road, ‘God-Land-People’ speaks about the celebration of traditional Naga culture and consciousness of its enduring power over centuries despite duress, and of its efforts to converse tradition while cultivating transformation.
Mar Imsong a native of Yaongyimsen village of Mokokchung district, a passionate preacher, social worker, and an activist for justice, peace and inclusive ministry had worked for several years as a pastor in American Baptist Churches in Massachusetts. He is currently working for Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries.
It may be mentioned that Nagaland Mercy Mission Society was formed in 2010, with an aim to provide assistance and guidance for persons with developmental and physical disabilities in the state through medical, social, service and friendship models.
According to initiator of NMM and executive director Multi Cultural Group, Greater Boston USA Rev. Dr. Mar Imsong the mission would be networking with various NGOs as well as Churches to work collectively in helping persons with special needs from the grass-root levels.
To welcome and have a fellowship together with persons with special needs, NMM is also planning to partner with Churches.
In the same way, NMM is aiming at bringing structural changes in the society for persons with special needs has suggested for systematic way of drafting with support from Churches, political and public sectors.

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