Home » Posts tagged with » Christian

Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

\ \ \ \

Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

Catholic bishops have lent their support to tribal communities in Jharkhand , who oppose a planned ‘corridor for wild life’ that threatens to displace thousands of people in 214 villages. The government has identified 296 hectares of land for a “wild life corridor” for elephants over four districts in the state. This meas that people […]

Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

\ \ \

Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

Who is Kancha Illiah Shepherd? CLARIFICATION ABOUT MY ASSOCIATION WITH CHRISTIANS One of the recurring accusations of the recent Arya Vysya agitators and their associate Paripurnanada Swamy, a hater of St. Mother Theresa and Christian human service, against me is that I have a Christian agenda behind my writing. This is absolutely false. I have […]

Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

\ \ \

Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

The blatant persecution of Christians by the BJP government and Hindutva fanatics is out in the open. The so-called anti-conversion Act,in Jharkhand  though not yet officially implemented is already being misused. In fact, observers say that this law gives the government convenient excuses to put the brakes on Christian educational institutions and health services which […]

Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

\

Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

The BJP led Union Government finally has a junior minister from the Kerala Catholic Community. A “thrill” and a “surprise” – that’s how KJ Alphons, the former bureaucrat from Kerala, has described his selection as one of the new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. The 64-year-old took oath  as a junior minister in […]

Kandhamal Day in Orissa

\ \

Kandhamal Day in Orissa

August 25 is observed as Kandhamal Day , and Archbishop John Barwa leads the campaign that asks, even after nine long years, why haven’t the victims of the worst violence against Christians in India received justice? Kandhamal in Orissa (Odisha) witnessed the biggest communal violence in 2008. Over 395 churches and worship places which belonged […]

Russia bans ‘Bible’ of Jehovah Sect

\ \

Russia bans ‘Bible’ of Jehovah Sect

MOSCOW — A Russian court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ translation of the Bible following a drawn-out legal battle, another blow to followers of the pacifist Christian sect who have been branded “extremists” and driven to practicing their faith underground, as in Soviet times, says a report on Radio Free Europe. This follows a Supreme […]

Russia Convicts Man For Reposting  Jesus Cartoons

\ \

Russia Convicts Man For Reposting Jesus Cartoons

From denial of Religion to  intolerance in the name of Religion: Russia, formerly communist swings towards being more orthodox by the day! Russia has already convicted a blogger for videos mocking religion, including one showing him playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox church. Now it’s convicted another Internet user for reposting satirical cartoons about Jesus […]

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

\ \ \ \

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

The BJP and RSS affiliated organisations are sowing discord among the Adivasis (Tribal people) in Jharkhand, with the aim of disenfranchising and isolating tribal Christians, say political observers, based on media reports coming from the region. Others accuse the BJP and its affiliated groups of appropriating the 9 million non-Christian tribal people, aiming to pitch […]

‘Every time they shot a Christian, they yelled God is great’

\ \ \

‘Every time they shot a Christian, they yelled God is great’

Egypt: A 10-year-old Egyptian schoolboy who witnessed the brutal murder of his father by Islamic State militants in Minya, where 29 Christians were slaughtered in May 2017, says the jihadists cried out “God is great” every time they shot a Christian. Mina Habib told Reuters in a piece published Tuesday that his father, one of […]

VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

\ \ \

VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

The rise of so-called fringe groups whose sole agenda seems to harass the minorities is on the rise in Madhya Pradesh. Members of Matrushakti, a female wing of the VHP, and Bajrang Dal (responsible for the gruesome burning alive of the Australian national Graham Staines and his two small sons in Orissa(Odisha) a decade or […]

Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

\ \ \

Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Harassment of Christians grows more frequent in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. A Catholic nun and four girls accompanying her were on June 13 forced out of a train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, reports Matters India (14 June). Government Railway Police detained them at Satna station in the state after right […]

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

\ \

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said. Like the Pharisees who spoke to Jesus with soothing words of adulation, Christians who engage in hypocrisy speak gently yet “brutally judge a person,” the pope said June 6 at his […]

Page 1 of 512345