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-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: […]

-India Court: Muslims and Hindus Must Divide Up Holy Site

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

(Babri Mosque -destroyed in 1992 via Wikipedia) An Indian court ruled Thursday that the historical holy site at Ayodhya, India must be divided up between the Muslims and Hindus. The disputed 64-acre site has been the scene of many a conflict and controversy between Hindus and Muslims. The Hindus believe that it is the birthplace […]

-Solar Eclipse Brings Out the Tourists and the Superstitious Nuts

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

A Complete solar eclipse begins Wednesday and can be best seen in parts of Asia. Thousands of tourists are camping out to better see the event while Indian and Chinese Astrologers are predicting doom. For thousands of years ancient religions and civilizations considered eclipses of the Sun to be portents of doom and destruction. In […]

-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 […]

-Orissa: Master Plan and Rewards for Eliminating Christians?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

<–Seal of the State of Orissa via Wikipedia Catholic bishops from the state of Orissa warned this week that Hindu extremists apparently have a “master plan” to drive Christianity out of the eastern Indian state. So far, some 50,000 Christians have been displaced from their homes in the last couple of months of anti-Christian violence […]

-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 […]

-NY Cremation Incites Muslim Protests & Threats

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

NYPD car via Wikipedia The story begins with the tragic death of 22 year old Shafayet Reja on September 10 due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He had been brought up attending both Hindu temples and Muslim mosques, honoring the religion of both of his parents—his mother was Hindu and his father a […]

-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 […]