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-India: A Summary of Anti-Christian Violence

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Map (Orissa -darkened area) via Wikipedia   This has been a very bad year for Christians in India, particularly those living in the state of Orissa. Here is a summary of the unbelievable persecution and violence against Christians so far this year: -In Orissa State, 65 identified people have been killed and 85 are still […]

-Orissa, India: Persecution of Christians Continues–35+ Dead, 140 Churches Burned, 50,000+ Homeless

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The Federal government of India has sent national police into the State of Orissa, but the persecution of Christians by Hindu radicals continues unabated. One of the major issues behind the persecution is the traditional caste system. The lowest castes are converting to Christianity, particularly the Dalits or so-called ‘untouchables’, who used to live lives […]

-India: Violence Continues in Orissa

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Three Christians were killed and over 400 Christian homes were burned by extremist mobs as the violence continues this week in Orissa. Read the entire Compass Direst report if you have the stomach for it, the details are rather brutal.            *Top

-Peace Rally for Persecuted Christians in India

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

   leaders of the Christian India community in greater Chicago held a press conference and announced that today (Sunday) they will hold a peace rally in support of the persecuted Christians in India’s state of Orissa. The following appeal was sent by Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Mar Jacob Angadiath of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese […]