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GEMS church: too afraid to speak up?

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GEMS church: too afraid to speak up?

While the Bihar police seem to be keen on catching the fellows who beat up the pastor and his friends, the GEMS church authorities are too ‘afraid’ to speak up! Bettiah police have not made any headway in Monday’s incident in which a Christian priest, Pastor Joseph, and some of his followers were assaulted at […]

Christians assaulted in Bihar

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Christians assaulted in Bihar

Bettiah (Bihar), Feb 26 : A group of Christians in a bus were attacked. Ever since Chief minister Nitish Kumar has joined hands with the BJP, the so -called ‘splinter groups’ of the communal right have become active. Threats and intimidation of minorities have begun in rural Bihar. In particular, the very tiny Christian population […]

Tribal Santals’ plight in Bangladesh

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Tribal Santals’ plight in Bangladesh

UCA news has been covering several incidents of violence against tribal communities by some elements from the majority Muslim community. The reasons are more about land grabbing.  Finally after two months, news comes of one arrest. Police in northern Bangladesh have arrested one of the alleged masterminds of arson attacks on the indigenous Santal community […]

Kandhamal : Justice miscarried? Questions raised!

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Kandhamal : Justice miscarried? Questions raised!

Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa (Odisha): Two of seven Indian Christians who have spent nearly a decade in prison – convicted of murdering a Hindu leader whose death sparked the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history – were granted temporary parole over the Christmas period to spend time with their families. Evidence seems to be mounting […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

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Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]

Hate drive against Christians in Satna

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Hate drive against Christians in Satna

Bhopal:In what appears to be a concerted effort by anti-constitutional forces to intimidate and humiliate Christians in the run up to Christmas, the police have detained six Christians on the charge of trying to “forcibly” convert a Hindu man at Bhoomkhar village in Satna district, shortly after suspected Bajrang Dal activists attacked a carol-singing session […]

Telengana Govt plans Christmas Dinners, elsewhere Christians attacked

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Telengana Govt plans Christmas Dinners, elsewhere Christians attacked

Hyderabad: As part of Christmas celebrations, the Telangana government will organise dinners in all churches across the state on December 18, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office said today. “On December 18, on behalf of the government, dinner will be organised in all the churches across the state. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would […]

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 […]

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