Catholic priests undergo trial by Media for Malankara rite ‘scandal’

Catholic priests undergo trial by Media for Malankara rite ‘scandal’

A few TV channels in India have started a media trial of five priests belonging to the Orthodox Syrian rite, who have been accused of blackmailing a woman for sex. Amid the noise, and the sensation of finally finding some Christian ‘Wolves in Sheep’s clothing preying upon their Flock’, as usual, most TV channels aren’t […]

GEMS church: too afraid to speak up?

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 […]

Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

The first church of Northeast India will be rededicated after renovation tomorrow, 26th October. Christine Ao sends this profile: GUWAHATI, Assam: Located in the heart of Guwahati city inside Nehru Park at Panbazar, the edifice of  Christ Church is a symbol of peace and hope. Looking back at  its glorious and eventful history,  we can […]

Slain Pastor’s widow refuses to reject Christianity

Slain Pastor’s widow refuses to reject Christianity

Indian villagers challenge murderers with Christian faith Christian leaders say officials and police in Jharkhand turn a blind eye to the bullying and intimidation of  Christian tribals by right-wing Hindu groups who strive to make India a ‘Hindu-only’ nation. Even though these groups directly challenge the legitimacy of the Indian Constitution, they have the audacity […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pastor loses hearing after brutal attack in Bihar

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 […]

Kerala Church allows poor to Help Themselves to Cash

Kerala Church allows poor to Help Themselves to Cash

Kerala: Go ahead, take whatever amount of cash  you need. A rare display of Mercy by a Catholic Parish Priest. Story below: A catholic church in India made this public invitation on Sunday as it opened it donation boxes to needy people, Global Christian News reported. The surprising act of generosity has given hope and […]

Pakistan ban on Christian TV channels

Pakistan ban on  Christian TV channels

Pakistan has banned 11 Christian television channels, after the country’s TV regulatory body declared them illegal in September. The move has left the country’s 2.8 million Christian residents with no public media presence, according to a report in express.co.uk.  Observers have called the move a blow to religious freedom. The Pakistani Media Regulatory Authority had […]

Boy raped, murdered, police say Heart Attack!

Boy raped, murdered, police say Heart Attack!

How do the poor minorities fare in Pakistan? Can they expect justice from the local police? Here is an incident that will help you form your own opinion: A fourteen year old Pakistani boy was found murdered and hanging from a tree (after having been raped, say locals)  in a rural area of Pakistan. Interestingly, […]

Nepal’s grassroots churches don’t need ‘foreign help’

Nepal’s grassroots churches don’t need ‘foreign help’

DANG (Nepal), Around 100 churches in Dang district rely heavily on money collected from followers, most of whom are from poor economic backgrounds. The believers have been paying 10 percent of their income  ‘willingly’ on a monthly basis as a religious duty. When they are not able to give cash to the churches, they offer […]

Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

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 […]