Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture

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Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture"
This was stated by Swami Pranavananda, a prominent member of the fundamentalist Hindu Mahasaba association. Hindus "respect women", but in the State of Karnataka fewer girls are born. Christian leader: "Statements that foment hatred between communities."  read more »

Karnataka, Hindu radicals attack a Pentecostal church: eight injured, two serious

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The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) condemns the latest attack against a Christian community: "Religious fundamentalists are a threat to the rule of law." Instead of stopping the attackers, police arrest a Christian pastor.  read more »

URGENT: Pray for the Huangs illegally jailed in Qatar

are an American couple from Los Angeles who moved to Qatar with their three young adopted children in 2012. Matt had been transferred to work there on an engineering project in preparation for Qatar's 2022 World Cup. While living there, on January 15, 2013, their daughter, Gloria, tragically and unexpectedly died. The local police immediately and prejudicially suspected foul play due to the Huangs being a multi-racial Christian family, although Gloria's body showed no signs of trauma or other violence. They arrested the Huangs the next day and ordered their two other children to be placed in a government orphanage. Shockingly, Qatari officials subsequently charged Matt and Grace with starving their daughter to death in order to "harvest her organs" to "conduct medical experiments" on her, and accused the Huangs of obtaining all three of their children via human trafficking.  read more »

Pope Francis to confer sainthood on two beatified candidates from Kerala at Vatican


Two beatified candidates from Kerala, Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.
In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala, Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.

With their canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn stage-by-stage process is known in Catholic parlance, the centuries-old Syro Malabar Church will have three Saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa, raised to the revered rank in 2008.  read more »

Fears of Hindutva shadow on education in India

New Delhi, Nov 21, 2014, (Reuters):
Indians were flying aeroplanes, carrying out stem cell research and may even have been using cosmic weapons 5,000 years ago, according to the chairman of India's leading historical organisation. Reuters image
Indians were flying aeroplanes, carrying out stem cell research and may even have been using cosmic weapons 5,000 years ago, according to the chairman of India's leading historical organisation.  read more »

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