We are a group of proud Knanaya members who are working towards stopping the expulsion of members of Kottayam diocese, based on the practice of endogamy, in Kerala and around the world, under the Arch Diocese of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabar Church.
Based on alleged customs and traditions, the practice of the Kottayam archdiocese, the members can marry only people from within the diocese, to keep a pure bloodline [Endogamy]. If a member of Kottayam diocese marries from any other Christian denomination or a converted Christian, (non-endogamous marriage), the member is asked to leave the eparchy of Kottayam and is not granted any sacraments. Their biological children and or adopted children will not be allowed to be members of the Kottayam diocese and all the sacraments are denied. Kottayam diocese expels members selectively on the basis of racial considerations and purity of blood, which is clearly unchristian, unconstitutional and violates basic human rights. Read More