India stops Rs 3 billion annual aid for Children

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

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 …

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

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

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

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 […]

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Aizawl: The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders of 14 major churches in Mizoram, Thursday appealed to the state government not to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on Christmas. The Centre’s decision to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25. Christmas is one of the most important religious days of Christians, according to […]

Christians ask for Police protection to celebrate Christmas in Orissa

Christians ask for Police protection to celebrate Christmas in Orissa

Bhubaneswar: Catholic Priests of Kandhamal in Orissa (Odisha) state in eastern India have requested for police protection for churches across the district to ensure Christmas celebration. The request came just days before the world is preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. Kandhamal was the epicenter of the worst anti-Christian violence […]

Manipur: ‘If you celebrate Christmas, we’ll burn down your Church’

Manipur: ‘If you celebrate Christmas, we’ll burn down your Church’

Manipur: Who is inflaming Hindu Manipuris against Christians under the guise of Naga-Manipuri clashes? How is it that Christians, who  have never been attacked in this northeastern state, are suddenly facing mobs trying to desecrate their churches? Christians in Manipur, north-east India, have been warned off celebrating Christmas, according to a report by  World Watch […]

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

New Delhi, Dec 23: Communal issues cannot be raised in the garb of environmental concerns, the National Green Tribunal has said while junking a plea for banning the use of Christmas trees and prohibiting the making of Santa Claus costumes, reports PTI. Observers say that ever since 2014, ‘fringe’ rightwing groups have become emboldened and […]

North East CMs oppose replacing Christmas with Good Governance Day

North East CMs oppose replacing Christmas with Good Governance Day

The Narendra Modi Government has once again disregarded the Christmas Holiday in favour of observing what it calls ‘Good Governance Day’ to mark the birthday of BJP stalwart Atal Behari Vajpayee. This year, the Christmas Holiday, one of the most significant festivals of the Christian community, falls on a Sunday. The Chief Minister of Nagaland […]