Christian delegation meet Chief Minister and share their concerns over rising attacks A seven-member delegation comprising of Archbishop and Bishops from the Catholic Churches met with the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath sharing with him their fear of the rising incidents of violence against the minority […]
Bible Lesson: Mark 16:1-8 Theme Verses: Vs. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” It was early Sunday morning when three prominent women went to the tomb with some spices to balm the dead body of Jesus.
At least five attacks were reported against Christians in India during Palm Sunday, according to the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI). [http://bit.ly/2p0f5WP] The five incidents, that took place on 9 April, were reported from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu and are summarized below: […]
Hindu extremists targeted three pastors with false allegations of ‘conversion’ in Madhya Pradesh in the latest attempt by nationalists to shut down Christian worship. Three pastors of the Indian Evangelical team in the Khandwa district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh were jailed on Monday (10 April). A group […]
A Pentecostal pastor was attacked and critically wounded in a sword attack by 15 armed Hindu extremists last week. Sikandar Kumar, 40, a missionary of India Missions, was attacked at his home by extremists carrying swords, gaga (a spiked metal mace) and wooden sticks in the village of Jadhua, Hajipur […]
Bible Lesson: John 12:1-11 Theme Verses: Vs 2-3b. Here they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair.
A three-day open-air meeting with permission from the authorities was disrupted at the end of its first day by a group of Hindu extremists in Shakti, Janjgir-Champa in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The response of the police angered the Christian community. “This was a great loss of […]
Hindu nationalist leaders moved one step closer to their goal of a Hindu Rashtra (nation) when an extremist leader was proposed as a candidate to take the office of President of India. Shiv Sena, an ally of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), a leading partner in the ruling coalition, put […]
Bible Lesson: Hebrew 9:11-15 Theme Verse: Vs 12b. But He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. Dr. Robert E. Coleman writes in his book The New Covenant that once he heard about a boy who appeared at a mission hospital along with his […]
For the past two weeks, headlines in Indian newspapers have been dominated by the results of the five state elections held in February and March. The states which held elections were Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa and Uttar Pradesh and are arguably the largest and most important in Indian politics. Due […]