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A call for justice

In India, a Lutheran development project trains women 'how to talk'

There are 1,042 houses in the new slum built on the outskirts of Chennai, India, by the government of this city of 7 million.

And one telephone. It's not in one of the small cement houses but in a larger building near the settlement's center that's a combination office, meeting room and school. It's the headquarters of the Slum Women's Advancement Project, or SWAP, begun in 1988 in Madras by the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches of India. (The city changed its name to Chennai from Madras last year as the country marked its 50th anniversary of independence.)

It's not in one of the small cement houses but in a larger building near the settlement's center that's a combination office, meeting room and school. It's the headquarters of the Slum Women's Advancement Project, or SWAP, begun in 1988 in Madras by the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches of India. (The city changed its name to Chennai from Madras last year as the country marked its 50th anniversary of independence.)


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