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Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

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Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

Why have attacks against different groups or sects of Christians increased over the past two years? Who are behind these terror tactics? Perhaps it is time for the mainstream media to investigate! For quite some time now, we have been getting reports on  what appears to be a series of low-intensity, small scale attacks on […]

Pastor loses hearing after brutal attack in Bihar

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Pastor loses hearing after brutal attack in Bihar

Patna:  Attacks on pastors and people who profess belief in Christ have been increasing in Bihar over the past year, and observers feel that the powers that be are turning a blind eye to violent incidents that victimize Christians in villages. A pastor in eastern India’s Bihar state has lost his hearing after Hindu extremists […]

PIL against ‘commercialization’ of Cemetry

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PIL against ‘commercialization’ of Cemetry

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court  issued notices to the state government and others on a PIL against alleged commercialization of a Christian cemetery in Valsad. (March 22) A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi issued notices to the government, Valsad Collector and First District Church of the Brethren (FDCB). […]

Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

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Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

In answer to the scourge of unsafe human trafficking and unsafe migration, especially for the poor communities, the Catholic Church has hit upon a way to promote safe migration. According to the National Sample Survey Office, India has some 309 million internal migrants, the majority leaving home for economic reasons. For example, several thousand affluent […]

Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

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Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

It is no secret that serious moves are afoot by the right-wing forces in  BJP ruled states to harass and intimidate religious minority groups. The pattern is  bullying and intimidation with large mobs of men overpowering a few Christians and then letting loose all sorts of threats and violence. The police turn a blind eye to […]

India stops Rs 3 billion annual aid for Children

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India stops Rs 3 billion annual aid for Children

More than 145,000 children could be at risk in India as a Christian charity ends its operations here. Compassion International is one of the biggest international charity organisations working in India and sends $50 million (Rs 3 billion in Indian currency) in humanitarian aid to the country annually. The charity is scheduled to withdraw from […]

Abortion to ‘save looks’ is an insult to God

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Abortion to ‘save looks’ is an insult to God

Vatican City: Beauty at any cost, Beauty as a symbol of Pride : such ‘beauty worshippers’ are the modern day idolaters, says the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Pope Francis today (Jan 11) took aim at the modern world’s obsessions with power, success and beauty, citing the example of a woman who had an abortion to […]

Christmas has Just Begun …

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Christmas has Just Begun …

Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Oh!  you must be thinking that why am I still in the Christmas mood,  though we have ended with our December and have also entered in our New Year. Yes, you are partially right […]

13th day of Christmas: January 7

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13th day of Christmas: January 7

Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7 this year! Christmas Day in Russia marks the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian Orthodox tradition. Although banned during the Soviet times, Christmas is now regaining its popularity and religious meaning in Russia. Due to a difference in calendars, Jan. 6 marks Christmas Eve for many Orthodox churches […]

Christmas rap makes Sri Lanka Catholics see red

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Christmas rap makes Sri Lanka Catholics see red

COLOMBO : “Holy Mother of G…!”, no doubt a similar expression ran through the minds of the organisers of the Catholic Church’s ‘Joy to the World’ festival.  In a Christmas debacle, Sri Lanka’s Catholic church withdrew hymn sheets after lyrics of “Hail Mary” were mixed up with an expletive-packed version by rapper Tupac Shakur, a […]

A Chotanagpur Christmas

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A Chotanagpur Christmas

India is a land of diversity with assorted cultures, creeds and beliefs. These diversities come to fore, when the feasts and festivals advance. The festivals and feasts add flavor and ingredients to the lives of people. Hence, the saying is substantiated “Life is a Celebration”. Indeed, our lives in India, is imbued with celebrations of […]

Prince Charles reflects on religious persecution: “Jesus fled from violence too”

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Prince Charles reflects on religious persecution: “Jesus fled from violence too”

In his Christmas message this year (December 22), Prince Charles reflected on the religious persecution that Christians and other religious minorities face throughout the world, calling it “beyond all belief” that it still continues even after the horrors of the Holocaust were exposed. “I was born in 1948, just after the end of World War […]

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