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Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

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Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

Experience sharing By KATIE By KATIE Since I have been here in South Asia, I have discovered everything is completely different from anything I’ve known before. The language, food, architecture, culture, people, dress and the transportation all are different than in the States. For instance, in the United States, we have a lot of traffic […]

Christian’s tongue singed with coins for defying Panchayat writ

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Christian’s tongue singed with coins for defying Panchayat writ

Chhattisgarh: Two Christians were humiliated and tortured for their faith in a village in Chhattisgarh state, India, on Wednesday 20 April, according a to a bulletin put out by Barnabas Fund, an NGO . The older of the two, Jai Singh, was allegedly burnt with a fire-heated coin on his tongue, and several other parts […]

Bangladeshi Islamists brutally kill Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, liberal Muslims

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Bangladeshi Islamists brutally kill Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, liberal Muslims

DHAKA (Bangladesh) Unidentified men hacked to death a Christian grocer in Bangladesh’s north-west on Sunday (June 5), say international media reports. The numbers of attacks on religious minorities and secular activists by Islamist militants are growing. “Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village,” Shafiqul Islam, […]

Church says, ‘play on’: Agnes of God

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Church says, ‘play on’: Agnes of God

BOMBAY: The bluff has been called. The tunnel vision of fundamentalist groups like the Secular Christian Forum is not the voice of Christians or the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has clarified that it is not seeking a ban on the play ‘Agnes of God’ although it is offended by its promotional material. The theatre […]

Archbishop speaks of family in Patna run-up to Jubilee

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Archbishop speaks of family in Patna run-up to Jubilee

PATNA: The Catholic Church is gearing up for celebrating the jubilee year of the ‘Divine mercy’ , and Bihar plans to celebrate it with a slew of ‘events’ in its various parishes. The Most Reverend Archbishop of Patna William D’Souza SJ on Wednesday, speaking to some 200 delegates, and many ‘youth’ from different parishes, chose […]

Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

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Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

The Census ‘numbers’ are intriguing, actually indicating that contrary to hype and ‘conversion’ allegations levelled against the religious minority by the RSS and right wing Hindu groups, the total percentage of Christians in the India have actually declined a fraction. Nearly half of the India’s Christian population lives in south India, shows the Census 2011 data […]

Did CRPF frame and kill Christian Couple in Orissa?

Did CRPF frame and kill Christian Couple in Orissa?

Bhubhaneshwar (Orissa): A Christian couple from the village of Pangalipdar, in Kandhamal (Odisha), has been missing for three days, probably killed by members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the country’s largest paramilitary force. Local media reported the fact as an encounter with Maoist guerrillas that ended with the killing of some militants. “This […]

Christians form security team to protect churches

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Christians form security team to protect churches

Lahore ,Pakistan: After the church attacks in March, a group of 16 Christian men in Lahore banded together to form a security team to defend local churches. The team began by offering its services at the Shalom Presbyterian Church in Bahar Colony, Lahore, the ‘cultural capital ‘of Pakistan. The men are not security guards by […]

365 Days of  hate-mongering and insecurity?

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365 Days of hate-mongering and insecurity?

Is the social and multi-cultural fabric of India being undermined by a socio-political- religious nexus supervising a cadre of communalised grassroots workers who constantly attack and threaten the liberal Hindus and the religious or ethnic minorities? A report compiled by human rights activists says the past year has seen an increase in the number of […]

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