Hindu nationalists accuse Catholic retreat center of ‘forced conversions’

Hindu nationalists accuse Catholic retreat center of ‘forced conversions’ Nirmala Carvalho Aug 30, 2019 CRUX CONTRIBUTOR India’s Supreme Court building in New Delhi is seen in this 2016 file photo. (Credit: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters via CNS.) MUMBAI, India – Catholic officials in India have rejected accusations that a retreat center in the southern state of Karnataka […]

Pastor beaten by fanatics, with Police onlooking, Jharkhand

Pastor beaten by fanatics, with Police onlooking, Jharkhand Pastor Ravi  Christians account for just 4.3% of Jharkhand’s population, yet the Jharkhand assembly has passed the Religious Freedom Bill 2017, also known as the anti-conversion Bill, in an attempt to stop forced conversions in the state. In such a hostile and inhospitable environment, a young man […]

Power cuts, beatings and ostracization of Christian family, Bihar

Power cuts, beatings and ostracization of Christian family, Bihar Bro. Krishna Kumar Suman called Persecution Relief, sounding very distraught, seeking counsel and direction. His family who are Harijans, live in the village of Maheshpur in District Bhagalpur, where all of the villagers are also Harijans. Bro. Krishna Kumar and his brother, had a life changing […]

SDM’s permission to hold Sunday worship, Uttar Pradesh

SDM’s permission to hold Sunday worship, Uttar Pradesh Pr Abhimanyu  In what is seen as an unprecedented and historic decision, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Uttar Pradesh, overruled the local Police Station’s decision, to shut down a registered Church, permitting them to gather every Sunday. Pastor Abhimanyu Kumar has been ministering for the past 19 years, […]

Prayer meeting disrupted and Sister threatened, Maharashtra

Prayer meeting disrupted and Sister threatened, Maharashtra Sunday worship gathering  A Christian prayer meeting at “Jehovah Jireh’ Church in Jaripatka is located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, was disrupted by religious fanatics. Sis. Smita Bojankar who lives with her mother, heads the church, was threatened with dire consequences if they continued praying. This House Church has been gathering for […]

Archbishop Machado condemns attack on Christian pilgrims

Archbishop Machado condemns attack on Christian pilgrims August 24, 2019 Matters India By C V Joseph Bengaluru: August 23, 2019:Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore has condemned the recent brutal attack on about 40 Christian pilgrims to India’s top Marian shrine, Basilica of Our Lady of Health in Tamil Nadu state, Vailankanni coastal town. The pilgrims […]

Don’t list cases on Christians before Justice Vaidyanathan

CJ asked to bar Justice Vaidyanathan from certain cases ETB Sivapriyan, DH News Service, Chennai, AUG 21 2019, 19:40PM IST UPDATED: AUG 21 2019, 21:23PM IST The judge’s recent comments that Christian educational institutions were highly unsafe for the future of girl children have kicked up a major row. Sixty-four senior advocates of the Madras […]

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