Set in the midst of quiet forests and mountain lakes, the Sattal Christian Ashram was founded by Dr. E. Stanley Jones, along with Rev. Yunus Sinha and Miss Ethel Turner.
His 'Vision' for all nations to receive Christ within their own framework helped to re-establish the Indian "Ashram" (or retreat) as a means of drawing men and women together for days at a time to study in-depth their own spiritual nature and quests, and what different faiths offer individuals. Therein he offered the example of God's reconciliation through Jesus on the cross.
Many came to refute the Christian Gospel or to extol their own, but many among them came to accept Christ's way of life. These confrontations of man with man, and religion with religion greatly influenced the thought life of India's leaders and people.