The ICPA has regularly organized, since 1995, what has become an activity of ICPA, the National Convention of Christian Journalists (NCCJ), to bring together Christian journalists from all over the country, to interact with each other and discuss important issues of concern. The Conventions have served as a forum to forge closer friendship, professional relationships, deepen awareness of issues that affect the lives of the people, the Church and society at large. Let me list below the year, place and theme of the Conventions since 1995:
1995 Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, The Role of a Christian Journalist
1996 NBCLC, Bangalore, Indian Journalists and a Secular Democratic India
1997 Socio-Religious Centre, Calicut, Kerala, Journalist and the Child with Special Focus on the Girl Child
1998 Nitika-Don Bosco, Kolkata, National Colloquium on Christian Contribution to Nation Building (to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence)
1999 DBICA-Don Bosco, Chennai, The Press and the Marginalised
2000 CHAI, Hyderabad, Catholic Journalists: Strategy for Emerging Political Challenges (Consultation of Catholic Editors)
2001 Atmadarshan, Mumbai, Challenges in News Reporting
2002 Navjyoti Niketan, Patna, Bihar, Media and Concerns of the Poor
2003 Ashirbhavan, Kochi, Kerala, Communalisation of Politics and Role of the Press
2004 NBCLC, Bangalore: Press, Democracy, Secularism and Pluralism’, Ruby Jubilee of ICPA
2005 9 April, Pilar Seminary, Goa : Role of Media in Fostering Justice and Peace amid Religious Pluralism
2006 28 April, St Francis Xavier’s Girls School, Bangalore: Sting Journalism and the Future of Media
2007 5 May, Good Shepherd Auditorium, Bangalore: Media and the Marginalised Whose Side are you Mr Editor?
2008 12 May, Jyothi Nivas College auditorium, Bangalore: Right to Information Act and Media Accountability
2009 21 February , Renewal Centre, Kochi: Politics of Religion or Religion of Politics
2010 19 February, Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, Chennai: Global Warming: Media Response
2011 29 January, Shanti Kiran, Pastoral Centre, Mangalore:New Technologies: How are India’s youth Using them Now?
2012 11 February, Sudeep Training Institute, Bangalore: Is Righteous Journalism Fading Away?
2013 2 March, Don Bosco, Delhi : Media and People’s Outrage
GOLDEN JUBILEE CONVENTION OF ICPA: 7 December, St Paul’s Media complex, Mumbai: Press and Nation Building, Challenges to Christian Journalists
2014 24 October, Thozhamai Illam, Kanyakumari: Prophetic Challenges before Media Today
2015 27 September: 1st ICPA Northern Regional Convention: Catholic Press in North India, Today—Tomorrow.
2016 11 March, Ishvani Kendra, Pune: Christian Journalists and Family Values
2017 24 February, Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, Nagpur : Media’s response to atrocities against Minorities/ Dalits