Christian forum complains of VHP “pressure”

The Chhattisgarh Christian Forum (CCF) has accused the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) of “pressuring and threatening” the Catholic Diocese of Bastar to accept the demands of putting Hindu Goddess Saraswati’s picture in Catholic schools of Bastar and allowing non-Christian students to call Catholic teachers “Pracharya” instead of “Father”.

The Catholic Diocese of Jagdalpur (Bastar) allegedly held a joint press conference with representatives of the VHP in Bastar on Sunday and issued a statement giving its “acceptance” to the VHP’s demands.  read more »

Catholic schools forced to display Hindu deities in Bastar

Published on: 8:30 pm, November 24, 2014 Story By: Ashutosh Bhardwaj

Raipur: Catholic missionaries in a central Indian region have agreed to put up photographs of a Hindu goddess and “great personalities who have worked for national interest” in their educational institutions.  read more »

Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian culture
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,-Hindu-radicals-attack-a-Pentec...
by Nirmala Carvalho
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 »

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