Now, ‘Missionaries’ accused of Stealing from the Sikh Flock!

Now, ‘Missionaries’ accused of Stealing  from the Sikh Flock!

The new front for confrontation against ‘Conversions to Christianity’ is opening up along India’s North-western border, as a leading Sikh cleric accuses ‘Christian missionaries’ of ‘aggressive proselytisation’ and vows to stem the tide. Even as Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore and various Christian leaders have   condemned the continuous harassment on the Christian Missionaries in Karnataka […]

Sunday Skirmishes: Evangelicals face Hindutva Ire?

Sunday Skirmishes: Evangelicals face Hindutva Ire?

The gloves are off now, Evangelical Christian prayer services attacked, pastors hauled up and questioned by the police, neighbours calling up the police and filing serious complaints, all happening in various small locations across the country. Is it the Hindu hardliners outrage against aggressive proselyting? Or is it stage one of a more ‘action packed’ […]

Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

“The Church is having to learn to operate much as the early Church in the book of Acts — under the continual threat of persecution,”  says Release International CEO Paul Robinson. UK based Release International supports Christians around the world who have been forced to flee because of their faith. Christians in Afghanistan have been […]

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Last week in the district of Kandhamal in Odisha four families were kicked out of their own houses. The reason for this was their faith. Their houses were demolished and they were not allowed to access common public resources, such as the village well. Because of this hostile environment some of them had to flee […]

US: Marching for the Martyrs

US: Marching for the Martyrs

On Saturday, (25th September) the streets of Washington D C were flooded with people walking in solidarity towards a cause often neglected. It was the second annual ‘ March For the Martyrs.’ What martyrs were they walking for ? Even though the world voices the idea of free choice of practicing any religion, doing so […]

Requiem for Nitish

Requiem for Nitish

Sir, It was on Aug 11 that a heinous crime took place to a boy merely 16 years old. Difficult to say, that it is fortunate or unfortunate, that the boy ( Nitish Kumar ) died today after going through unbearable suffering for more than 40 days. Who would have thought that one morning would […]

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Christians in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh state are in a state of apprehension and fear, following repeated threats by self-styled Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists that they plan to demolish all ‘illegal’ churches in the district. Even though no serious incidents have been reported two days past the deadline, locals say that a […]

Kicked out of Home because of his Faith, he became ‘Uncrowned King’ of Odisha!

Kicked out of Home because of his Faith, he became ‘Uncrowned King’ of Odisha!

Madhusudan Das (1848-1934), popularly referred as “Utkal Gaurav” meaning Pride Of Odisha ), a well-known leader from the Christian community in Odisha. The greatest personality from Odisha to whom even Mahtama Gandhi paid rich tributes. Throughout the struggle for Independence and upliftment of India, the Indian Christian community has played a significant role. Although these […]

Kandhamal Awards: Keeping Hope and the Memory of the Massacred Alive

Kandhamal Awards: Keeping Hope and the Memory of the Massacred  Alive

Never giving up the struggle for justice and reparation of those killed, displaced, and imprisoned on fake charges, these awards will keep the Kandhamal story alive – a bizarre bloodbath of right wing hate fomented in an Indian state whose founder was a Christian named Michael Madhusudan Das. National Solidarity Forum (NSF), comprising over 70 […]

Jharkhand’s selective FCRA probe questioned

Jharkhand’s selective FCRA probe questioned

Faced with undue harassment by income tax officials and other state agencies for nearly a year now, the Church organizations could take it no longer.  Last fortnight,a  delegation of Church run institutions met the  Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu, and complained that the state administration had been indulging in a “selective” probe into overseas funds received […]

फादर अलोसियुस सीकेरा 1928-2019

फादर अलोसियुस सीकेरा 1928-2019

पटना महाधर्मप्रांत के पुरोहितों में सबसे उम्रदराज पुरोहित के निधन से कैथलिक समुदाय एवं लोकधर्मियों में शोक का माहौल व्याप्त पटना,25 मई। प्रेरणा भवन, सेवा केन्द्र के परिसर में है । यहां पर पटना महाधर्मप्रांत के पुरोहितों के साथ वयोवृद्ध पुरोहित भी रहे हैं। उन पुरोहितों में सबसे अधिक उम्रदराज पुरोहित हैं अलोसियुस सीकेरा। कल […]

Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blast continues

Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blast continues

And again, Sri Lanka is numbed by explosions. This time it’s a shootout between Sri Lanka’s army troop and Islamic militants; a fierce gun battle erupted between them on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, to the south of the town of Batticaloa, site of one of the Easter Sunday blasts at three churches and […]

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