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-India: Nun Serving Leprosy Patients to Be Kicked Out?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

                                  (Map of India via Wikipedia) A 63-year-old British nun who has been caring for leprosy patients for over 30 years in Bangalore is apparently being forced out of the country today since the Indian state government refused to extend her resident permit and gave no reasons for their denial. Sr. Jacqueline Jean McEwan, whom […]

-India: Christians Still facing Oppression in Orissa

Friday, November 12th, 2010

                                          (Orissa via Wikipedia) It has been two years since 50,000 Christians were kicked from their homes in a rampage that resulted in over 100 killed, 4,640 houses burned, 252 churches and 13 Christian schools destroyed. according to a recent report: “Despite the state administration’s claim of normalcy a state of lawlessness and utter fear […]

-India: Christian Churches Fight Against Caste Discrimination

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Last week at a conference sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches in India, 31 Indian churches condemned the continuing practice of caste discrimination in India particularly against those who are considered  “untouchables” (Dalits). The churches in a joint ‘affirmation of faith’ condemned casteism as a: […]

-Christians in Kashmir Under Attack over Quran Burning

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

India: This week one major Christian School was burned to the ground another was set on fire and a church in Anantnag was stormed by Muslim protestors to the burning of a Quran in the USA. The Christian community is now pressuring the government for protection. There are approximately 25,000 Christians living in Kashmir and […]

-Karnataka, India: Is the State Government Supporting Christian Persecution?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

(Image by Getty Images via Daylife) Is the state government  supporting the persecution of Christians in Karnataka, India? According to one researcher, a former member of the Karnataka high court, it is. There have been an incredible number of incidents of persecution against Christians in the state in the last 500 days–over 1,000 ranging from […]

-Now Even Mother Teresa is Under Assault?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

(Mother Teresa via Wikipedia) The US Postal Service is coming out with a new stamp honoring Mother Teresa. In response, the Freedom From Religion Foundation assailed the choice and asserted that the famous nun who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her relief work among the poor and destitute  of Calcutta, India, should not be […]

-India: Christians More Secure After Election Defeat of Hindu Party

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Christians all across India, but particularly in Orissa, are feeling a bit more secure since a radical Hindu nationalist party was defeated in the recent elections. A local centrist party took charge this week in the state of Orissa, taking over the reigns of government from the radical Hindu group which actually encouraged the horrible […]

-India: Attack on Christian Relief Camp in Orissa

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

(Orissa High Court by souravdas via Flickr) Hindu radicals attacked a Christian relief camp in Kandhamal, Orissa, India on Monday night  injuring a few in the process. The authorities are supposed to be protecting the Christians until the Indian elections are completed this month. One of the major reasons cited for Hindu persecution of Christians […]

-India: Numerous Incidents of Christians Being Persecuted

Friday, February 27th, 2009

(-India via Wikipedia) Here is a link to a Compass Direct report of numerous incidents where Christians have recently been persecuted by Hindu activists in India. Although the Supreme court of India recently declared that there is ‘freedom of religion’ in India, many of the Indian states have provisions against converting from Hindu religion. In […]

-Archbishop: Gov’t Ignored Orissa Violence Because the Victims were Poor ‘Untouchables’?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

(-Orissa location via Wikipedia) Catholic Archbishop Raphael Cheenath claims that the Indian government ignored the horrific anti-Christian persecution in the state of Orissa for months because most of the victims were from the poorest and lowest rung of Indian society–Dalets, the so-called ‘untouchables’ according to the Hindu the caste system. The government didn’t even bother […]