October 19 (Compass Direct News) – Accusing a Christian-run health center of forcible conversions, the Chhattisgarh state government has ordered the takeover of the facility and fired 17 of its employees. Chhattisgarh, controlled by the Hindu ....
October 17 (Compass Direct News) – Eight Christian workers at a home for the destitute in Karnataka state are in jail on charges of wrongful confinement and abduction after 500 villagers on Saturday (October 14) stormed the facility based on false ....
October 11 (Compass Direct News) – A church in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district cancelled its weekly meeting yesterday (October 10) due to tensions in the region following false reports of conversions in newspapers. The reports led to two attacks in ....
October 9 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh attacked at least four Christians in the last three weeks, including beating three Dalits and threatening to have their government benefits withdrawn. On ....
October 6 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists in the western state of Orissa on Wednesday (October 4) abducted a Christian youth from his house and tortured and tonsured him, allegedly to punish him for accepting Christianity. Ranjan Dangua of ....
October 4 (Compass Direct News) – Growth in the incidence of violence against Christians in India this year is rooted largely in the political insecurity of Hindu nationalists, sources say. Increased attacks against Christians this year have grown ....
September 29 (Compass Direct News) – Seven Christians working with the Indian Missionary Society (IMS) in India’s Gujarat state were released on bail this morning. The group was charged with attempted murder after Hindu extremists waylaid and ....
September 26 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists severely beat two pastors on September 24 in Madhya Pradesh, India, before dragging them to a police station and accusing them of “forcing” conversions. Two days earlier, extremists had attacked ....
Christians Protest Punjab Church Attack    Published in 2006
Vandalized church propertyPhoto: Bishop P. K. Samantaroy September 21 (Compass Direct News) – Christians in Amritsar, in India’s Punjab state, will stage a rally on Friday (September 22) to protest last week’s attack on a 200-year-old church in ....
State Modifies Anti-Conversion Law    Published in 2006
September 20 (Compass Direct News) – The Gujarat state assembly House, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Tuesday passed a bill to modify the state anti-conversion law of 2003, with intent to clear various legal hurdles that have prevented ....
September 18 (Compass Direct News) – On Monday (September 11), Muslim militants attacked the Good Shepherd Mission School in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir state, destroying the boundary wall and damaging the school building and equipment. The school is ....
September 15 (Compass Direct News) – Attacks against Christians in Madhya Pradesh continued this week, with Hindu extremists attacking at least three Christian gatherings. A total of eight Christians were accused of attempted forced conversion or ....
September 8 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists investigating the activities of Varghese Thomas, an evangelist in Karnakata state, laid a trap for him on Sunday (September 3), before beating him and his wife. Thomas is 60 and his wife, Leelama, ....
September 8 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists have levied charges of “forced” conversion and launched several attacks on Christians in the southern state of Karnataka. Two pastors in the coastal town of Akkiallur in Haveri district were ....
September 6 (Compass Direct News) – A leader of the Hindu militant group Bajrang Dal on Sunday (September 3) led an attack on a church in Jammu and Kashmir state where about 20 members, including seven Christians facing charges of “concealing ....
September 1 (Compass Direct News) – A court in Jammu and Kashmir state today granted bail to two pastors and five Bible students who had been detained by police yesterday on charges of “concealing identity” and “forced conversion.” Pastor P.R. ....
August 28 (Compass Direct News) – Multiple attacks and arrests in recent weeks demonstrate ongoing hostility towards Christians in India. Police have cooperated with Hindu extremists, in some cases claiming “tremendous pressure” to charge Christian ....
August 24 (Compass Direct News) – The Congress Party-led government of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh has decided to enact a law banning preaching of any religion other than Hinduism in Tirupati, a “temple town” in large measure under the ....
August 22 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists on Sunday (August 20) beat four Christians, including a pastor, who were later arrested on charges of “forced conversion” in Madhya Pradesh state. A group of about 15 extremists punched and hit the ....
August 16 (Compass Direct News) – A group of 45 to 50 Dharma Raksha Sena Hindu extremists on Monday (August 14) mobbed Pastor Vinod Karsal, 50, as he was praying for the healing of another pastor in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Pastor Shaun Kushwaha, ....
August 14 (Compass Direct News) – A group of about 15 Hindu extremists in the southern state of Karnataka on August 4 entered a jail and attacked a Christian businessman accused of compelling his wife to commit suicide. “About 15 extremists of the ....
August 11 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists have threatened four Christian women accused of “forced” conversion in Tamil Nadu state, while two priests of a Catholic high school in neighboring Karnataka state have been attacked. Albert Lael, ....
M.A. Thomas with orphans (Hopegivers)August 8 (Compass Direct News) – A day after extending the bail of leaders of Emmanuel Mission International (EMI), the Rajasthan High Court today restored the registration of five of the mission’s institutions ....
Dr. Samuel ThomasAugust 7 (Compass Direct News) – The Rajasthan High Court today extended the interim bail of Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) founder Archbishop M.A. Thomas and his son Samuel Thomas, EMI president, to November 30. The court ....
State Tightens Controls on Conversions    Published in 2006
July 25 (Compass Direct News) – In spite of a national minority panel report confirming violence against Christians in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh, the state government today passed an amendment making stricter the “anti-conversion” ....
July 24 (Compass Direct News) – Three young Christians visiting hospital patients – and four Bible students in a separate incident – were attacked and accused of “forced conversions” last week in the southern state of Karnataka. On July 17, at least ....
Mission Complex Vandalized in Karnataka    Published in 2006
July 21 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists vandalized an indigenous church and ministry complex in Shivanapura district, Karnataka state, on Saturday night (July 15), rampaging through facilities and locking terrified residents in their ....
Pastor Arrested During Sunday Worship    Published in 2006
July 20 (Compass Direct News) – Police on Sunday (July 16) arrested Pastor Om Prakash Pandey while he was leading worship at his independent church in the village of Daksinwara, in the Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh state. The 27-year-old ....
July 17 (Compass Direct News) – Unidentified youths early on July 6 harassed girls and launched an arson attack at the orphanage of Emmanuel Mission International in Rajasthan state’s Kota district.The incident took place at 2 a.m. when at least six ....
July 6 (Compass Direct) – When four tribal Christians in Toranpada village, Maharashtra state, asked for help following an attack by Hindu extremists last month, police responded by taunting and kicking the victims, then filing charges against them. ....
Archbishop Thomas with orphans (Hopegivers)June 30 (Compass Direct) – The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday (June 28) temporarily restored the registrations of five institutions run by Christian charity Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) and ....
June 22 (Compass Direct) – Hindu extremists on Sunday (June 18) broke into Hossana church in Kosa Nala, Bhilai district of Chattisgarh state, attacking Pastor David Raj and other church members, including his wife. They also placed a rubber tire ....
June 20 (Compass Direct) –– Hindu extremists have filed a counter-complaint of “forced conversion” against two Christian women who had lodged rape charges against Hindu villagers in Madhya Pradesh state. The women had filed the charges on May 31 ....
EMI Orphans (courtesy Hopegivers Intl.)June 19 (Compass Direct) – The Rajasthan government on Wednesday (June 14) announced plans to take over five institutions operated by Emmanuel Mission International (EMI). EMI operates Emmanuel Bible Institute ....
June 15 (Compass Direct) – Hindu extremists on Sunday (June 11) dragged an independent pastor to a police station in Karnataka state, accusing him of converting Hindus to Christianity. They beat Pastor Sundar Rao severely both inside the police ....
Preacher Murdered in Andhra Pradesh    Published in 2006
June 12 (Compass Direct) – The body of Prem Kumar, a 67-year-old preacher from the Church of South India, was found last Thursday (June 8) in a forest in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh state. Kumar’s head was crushed beyond recognition, ....
June 9 (Compass Direct) – Police raided a home in Jabalpur city, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday (June 6) and arrested the Christians there after officers and Hindu extremists pressured a neighbor to file a charge. The owner of the home, Meera Bai, 52, ....
June 9 (Compass Direct) – The headman of 12 villages in Madhya Pradesh state, including Nadia village where two Christian women were raped on May 28, has asked Christians to renounce their faith or leave the village, a local source said. Pandya ....
June 7 (Compass Direct) – A mob of Hindu extremists on Sunday (June 4) stormed a home prayer meeting in Mayapuri, Madhya Pradesh state and dragged Christians inside to a nearby temple to force them to bow before local gods, but it was the church ....
16 Christians Acquitted in Murder Case    Published in 2006
June 5 (Compass Direct) – A district court of Madhya Pradesh state has acquitted 16 Christians accused of killing a Hindu fundamentalist in the violence that erupted after the body of a young girl was found inside a Catholic school in Jhabua in ....
June 2 (Compass Direct) – With the encouragement of a local chief and the apparent backing of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, villagers in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday (May 28) gang-raped two Christian women after the ....
Dr. Samuel Thomas (photo: Hopegivers)June 1 (Compass Direct) – The administration of Rajasthan state’s Kota district has leveled fresh charges of “exciting . . . disaffection towards the government of India” against Emmanuel Mission International ....
May 31 (Compass Direct) – Preparation of a “data bank of churches and missionary organizations” by police in Rajasthan state’s Udaipur district has heightened fears of renewed harassment among the state’s miniscule Christian community. Christians in ....
May 26 (Compass Direct) – Animist worshipers of nature in a village in Jharkhand state this week humiliated and drove out a local family for becoming Christians. Santosh Karmali, 42, on Sunday (May 21) was forced to sign an agreement with followers ....
May 22 (Compass Direct) – Amid widespread criticism of the Rajasthan anti-conversion bill by Christian and human rights organizations, Rajasthan Gov. Pratibha Patil on Friday (May 19) refused to sign it into law, saying its provisions would violate ....
May 16 (Compass Direct) – Christians weary of a multifaceted, state-backed assault on them were disappointed by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) failure to include India in its 2006 recommendations as a Country of ....
May 15 (Compass Direct) – Hindu extremists yesterday vandalized an independent church in Gauri Nadi village, about 12 kilometers (seven miles) from Jabalpur city in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh. The mob beat a church member and lodged a ....
May 11 (Compass Direct) – A woman in the city of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh state, has accused six of her uncles and their pastor of trying to forcefully convert her to Christianity. The men involved say the accusations are an attempt to get revenge ....
May 9 (Compass Direct) – Punjab police on Friday (May 5) assured members of a house church in Bhatinda district attacked by Hindu extremists during an Easter service that they would help negotiate a compromise with the attackers. Sukh Pal Singh, a ....
May 4 (Compass Direct) – Police in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh state on Monday (May 1) colluded with Hindu extremists by having Christian “evidence” planted in a social worker’s personal bag in order to charge him with “forcible” conversion of ....
Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas (courtesy of Hopegivers Intl.)May 2 (Compass Direct) – The Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas, president of the Emmanuel Mission International (EMI), was released from the Kota Central Jail today after the Rajasthan High Court granted him ....
April 27 (Compass Direct) – Dr. John Dayal, president of the All India Catholic Union, has lodged an official complaint against L.K. Advani, former deputy prime minister and current leader of the opposition in Parliament, for hurting the religious ....
April 25 (Compass Direct) – The Supreme Court of India on Friday (April 21) granted anticipatory bail to Archbishop M.A. Thomas, the founder of Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) who has been in hiding since authorities issued an arrest warrant ....
April 19 (Compass Direct) – Police backed by Hindu extremists arrested Avinash Lal, an independent Pentecostal pastor from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh state, and six other Christian leaders last night (April 18) on charges on “fraudulent conversion.” ....
April 17 (Compass Direct) – As Christians around the globe intoned, “Christ is risen” with hallelujahs yesterday, Easter in India was marred by violence. In the southern state of Karnataka, 15 Hindu extremists said to be from the Bajrang Dal (youth ....
April 13 (Compass Direct) – Extremists attacked two Christian schools and a private Christian gathering last week in Madhya Pradesh state and accused several Christians of carrying out “illegal conversions.” Christians responded with a protest march ....
April 13 (Compass Direct) – An anti-conversion bill passed by the Rajasthan state assembly last Friday (April 7) is unconstitutional and could lead to an “explosive situation” in the state, Christians say. Religious tensions in the state are already ....
April 12 (Compass Direct) – Hindu leaders attending a centenary celebration of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last weekend converted at least 344 tribal Christians to Hinduism. Although police were present, they took no action to enforce ....
April 7 (Compass Direct) – Pastor Paul Ciniraj Mohammed, a Christian convert from Islam, is still recovering from what he believes was a murder attempt in Kottayam district, in the southern state of Kerala, on March 16. Ciniraj is the head of Salem ....
April 6 (Compass Direct) – The Rajasthan state assembly tomorrow will consider a bill approved in principle that would prohibit “forced or fraudulent” conversions, which Christian groups fear Hindu elements will use against people who legitimately ....
April 5 (Compass Direct) – The pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party government of Gujarat state has declined to renew its contract with the Catholic administrators of a leprosy hospital in Ahmedabad, on the grounds that the nuns were “preaching ....
April 4 (Compass Direct) – The Supreme Court last Tuesday (March 28) quietly ruled that conversion of tribal people to Christianity could disqualify them from running for some elective offices if the posts involve religious functions. This ruling ....
John Dayal with Samuel ThomasMarch 29 (Compass Direct) – In remanding the president of the Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) to judicial custody until April 10, a Rajasthan court today ordered the administration to keep the Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas ....
March 27 (Compass) – Hindu extremists broke into a Youth With a Mission (YWAM) training center on March 17 in Madhya Pradesh state, beating students and significantly damaging furniture and equipment. YWAM director Mukesh Jacob and his wife have ....
March 24 (Compass) – A Hindu extremist group planning centenary celebrations in April hopes to “reconvert” as many as 10,000 tribal Christians to Hinduism during the event. The Dharma Jogna will take place in Orissa on April 8-10, in honor of Madhav ....
Delegation at OrphanageMarch 21 (Compass) – A day after a mission organization’s president was given three more days in police custody, a delegation from the All India Christian Council (AICC) today submitted a report to Prime Minister Manmohan ....
Catholic Priest Murdered in Goa State    Published in 2006
March 20 (Compass) – The murder of priest Eusebio Ferrao in Goa state early Saturday morning (March 18) has sent shockwaves through the Catholic communities of India. Fr. Ferrao, 61, was parish priest of St. Francis Xavier Church in Macazana, a ....
March 20 (Compass) – The Rev. Tongkhojang Lunkim was released at 1 p.m. on Saturday (March 18) after being held captive for two months by the Kuki Liberation Army (KLA) in Manipur state, Northeast India. Lunkim was released “somewhere in the Sadar ....
EMI President Arrested at Gunpoint    Published in 2006
March 16 (Compass) – Rajasthan state police officers today arrested the Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas, president of Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) and son of Archbishop M.A. Thomas, EMI’s founder. The arrest took place in Noida, Uttar Pradesh state. ....
March 16 (Compass) – The Rev. Tongkhojang Lunkim is still missing two months after a rebel army in Northeast India kidnapped the administrative secretary of the Kuki Christian Church (KCC) on January 17, and relatives fear for his safety. Besides ....
March 15 (Compass) – A concerted attack on Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) orphanages, schools and other ministries in Rajasthan intensified this week when the state welfare minister, Madan Dilawar, said he should be stoned to death if his ....
March 9 (Compass) – Christians in the northwestern state of Rajasthan have pledged to begin public protests on March 18 if the government refuses to take action following a recent wave of violence against the Christian community. Hindu extremists ....
March 8 (Compass) – Approximately 15 policemen from Rajasthan and Karnataka states forcefully entered the home of prominent Christian leader Sajan K. George on Monday (March 6) in his absence. They searched the house and questioned family members ....
March 8 (Compass) – Young men in the eastern state of West Bengal assaulted Christian women from two different families on Thursday (March 2) and on February 16. Fearing for their lives, the mother and daughter of one of the families have ....
February 21 (Compass) – Accusing the pastor of an independent church in the northern state of Punjab of “forcible conversion,” an Indian woman from Canada and three unidentified youths on February 8 beat the Christian leader so severely that he ....
The Roots of Hindu Extremism    Published in 2006
February 17 (Compass) – In recent weeks Hindu extremist organizations such as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS or Indian Volunteers Corp) have made headlines for organizing the controversial Shabri Kumbh or Hindu “reawakening” rally in Dangs ....
Sadhvi Ritambhara said Hindus must take up arms February 14 (Compass) – Christianity is a major threat to Indian nationalism, organizers of a “reconversion” rally held last weekend in Gujarat indicated yesterday during the closing ceremony. ....
February 13 (Compass) – Speakers at the Shabri Kumbh, a “reawakening” event organized by Hindu extremists in Dangs district, Gujarat state over the weekend, encouraged tribal Christians to “reconvert” and passed a resolution calling on the Indian ....
February 3 (Compass) – Extremists encouraged Hindu residents of a village in Malkangiri district, Orissa state, to attack Christian residents on January 24. At least 10 Christians were injured and two were hospitalized. The attack took place at ....
February 2 (Compass) – A 50-strong Hindu mob attacked a new Catholic school and boarding hostel as the facility was inaugurated on Sunday (January 29) in Maharashtra state. The mob threw stones into the crowd, broke chairs and beat participants with ....
January 30 (Compass) – Hindu extremists armed with sticks, rods and other sharp weapons gate-crashed a Christian seminar held in a private home in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday morning (January 28). Six Christians were rushed to a hospital with ....
January 27 (Compass) – Some Christian leaders have suggested evacuating the entire Christian tribal population of Dangs in Gujarat state before the Shabri Kumbh, a Hindu “re-awakening” festival planned for February 11-13. Others have discouraged the ....
January 25 (Compass) – A pastor and his cousin charged with attempted forced conversion in Matiapada village, Orissa state, were released on bail yesterday, while five Hindu villagers charged with assault and setting fire to the pastor’s house are ....
January 23 (Compass) – At this time last year, Noor Jehan Ahmed, 55, lived peacefully in the village of Nagaon, in the northeastern state of Assam. She and her extended household of 29 people formed their own Christian enclave within the ....
January 19 (Compass) – Hindu extremists attacked Christians in two incidents in the same district of Andhra Pradesh state on January 12 and 13, in one case dragging a pastor from a child’s birthday party and kicking him unconscious. In all, seven ....
January 12 (Compass) – A number of key Christian leaders recently called on the Indian government to ban or strictly supervise a massive Hindu “reawakening” event to be held in the tribal district of Dangs, Gujarat state, February 11-13. At least ....
January 4 (Compass) – Police decided yesterday to allow a make-shift Hindu temple in Umarkote village but banned Christians from worshiping at a nearby house church following a conflict that led to Hindu extremists attacking four people. The ....
December 30 (Compass) – Hindu extremists launched two attacks on Catholics in the northern state of Rajasthan during the week before Christmas, in one case beating four people until they were unconscious. On Saturday (December 24), nine members of ....
A Year of Violence Against Catholics    Published in 2005
December 15 (Compass) – As Catholic believers across India gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, many will carry physical or emotional scars as a result of attacks launched by Hindu extremists over the past year. Many incidents of violence against ....
Hindu Extremists Claim Pastor’s House    Published in 2005
December 14 (Compass) – Pastor Feroz Masih of the Believers’ Church in India (BCI), who had earlier received death and arson threats, was forced to vacate his house in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India, on December 7. “The ....
December 5 (Compass) – Two militant Hindu groups struck churches in Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh states on Sunday (December 4). At least 25 members of the Hindu extremist group Dharma Sena attacked a church in Raipur, Chattisgarh state, severely ....
December 2 (Compass) – A group of young people attacked three Christians as they distributed Christian literature in the western state of Maharashtra on Saturday (November 26). Two of the three injured were hospitalized. “It’s a miracle that we are ....
Rev. K.K. AlaviDecember 1 (Compass) – The Rev. K.K. Alavi, called “one of the bravest Christians in India,” is the son of a staunch Islamic cleric. Since receiving Christ at age 21, Rev. Alavi has endured at least four attempts on his life. Because ....
November 30 (Compass) – India’s Supreme Court on Monday (November 28) for the third time deferred ruling on whether Dalit Christians (low-caste “untouchables”) can be denied job and education rights. Dalits belonging to Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh ....
November 29 (Compass) – Christians in the Kakradara area of Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh state are living in fear after extremists barred access to their new church and beat up their pastor and visiting evangelists after a church dedication ceremony on ....
November 21 (Compass) – Members of the Believers’ Church in India (BCI) in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh met peacefully Sunday, despite death and arson threats issued by Hindu extremists. “About 20 people came for the service. This was ....
November 18 (Compass) – Govind Verma, chief of a local chapter of the Bharatiya Janata Party, approached Pastor Masih Das Rai of Chattisgarh state last month saying he had had an encounter with God and wanted to become a Christian. Just six months ....
November 14 (Compass) – Hindu extremists attacked 62-year-old Pastor Feroz Masih in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on November 4, accusing him of “forcibly converting” Hindus and severely beating him. The attackers then forced Masih to ....
November 8 (Compass) – Hindu extremists disrupted a large prayer gathering in the house of a Christian family in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh state, on Sunday (November 6). Confining 200 people in the house’s prayer hall for hours, the ....
November 8 (Compass) – A mob of about 150 high-caste Hindus attacked Dalit Christians attending an event at Bhoomas village, in the Kheda district of Gujarat state last Thursday (November 3). The assault, carried out to punish Dalit Christians for ....
October 27 (Compass) – For nearly two weeks, Hindu extremists have been attacking Christians in the Banswara district of Rajasthan state, resulting in the cancellation today of the last day of a revival festival. The violence accelerated on Tuesday ....
October 27 (Compass) – About 30 Hindu extremists attacked a pastor, his wife and their driver in the western state of Gujarat on October 23. The three sustained internal injuries. The Rev. Arthur Jebaraj and his wife, Nyana Sundari Jebaraj, and ....
Why Can’t Christians Adopt in India?    Published in 2005
October 21 (Compass) – Article 14 of the India Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to equality before the law, but only Hindus can legally adopt in India. Christians and other religious minorities can only become guardians. India’s ....
October 20 (Compass) – Eight local extremists attacked pastors and vandalized equipment at a Pentecostal healing event with 500 people in attendance in Delhi, one of three cities that make up the National Capital Territory, on Friday, October 14. ....
October 18 (Compass) – Hindu extremists stormed the annual convention of a church in Raipur on Saturday, October 15, alleging that organizers had kidnapped tribal people for conversion. Returning the next day, they manhandled Christians and shouted ....
October 11 (Compass) – A Christian worker is in jail in Indore, in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh, after authorities arrested him on October 7 for “converting young children from poor Hindu families to Christianity.”Indore police arrested ....
Police Beat Christians in Punjab State    Published in 2005
October 3 (Compass) – Religious tensions in Punjab state increased last week, as police who had taken several Christians into custody, presumably to protect them against Hindu extremists, instead beat them in jail. From 40 to 50 Christians were ....
September 29 (Compass) – Radical Hindus of Jamanya village, in Maharashtra state’s Jalgaon district, remain hostile to Christian families who were attacked on May 16 – threatening to beat them if they refuse to renounce their faith, detaining and ....
September 28 (Compass) – Nine Christians in Chattisgarh’s Durg district are on trial for disrupting the peace between two communities by “attempting to convert” Hindu villagers with offers of money. On Monday, September 26, the pastor and eight ....
September 27 (Compass) – Hindu extremists on September 22 attacked and threatened several Christians in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh state, accusing them of desecrating a Hindu idol. One Christian was admitted to hospital with grave ....
September 26 (Compass) – Hindu extremists returned to the Gospel Echoing Missionary Society (GEMS) compound in Rohtas district, Bihar state on Sunday, September 25. As in a previous attack on August 31, they severely injured several Christians. This ....
September 20 (Compass) -- Christians in Chattisgarh, India organized a five-day rally last week to protest increased attacks on churches in the state. About 80 Christian leaders attended the rally, coordinated by Arun Pannalal of the Church of North ....
September 12 (Compass) — The state government of Rajasthan, ruled by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plans to present an anti-conversion bill to the state assembly during its next session, beginning on September 26.The state ....
September 8 (Compass) -- A mob of Hindu extremists surrounded a mission compound in India’s Bihar state on August 31 and kept it under siege for three days. The mob attempted to kill the Rev. Augustine Jebakumar, director of the mission, and ....
September 8 (Compass) -- Police picked up two Christians attending a worship service at the home of Jagdish and Grace Nayak in Indore, Madhya Pradesh state, on September 4 and detained them for four hours. A Hindu mob also threatened Atul David and ....
September 2 (Compass) -- The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) has called for a comprehensive law to ban religious conversions in India as part of a new campaign to stem the “increasing” number of conversions around the country. ....
August 29 (Compass) -- Christians throughout India have begun a week of prayer and fasting following a government delay in determining equal rights for Dalit Christians. Dalit, or “untouchable,” is the term given to the lowest of India’s caste ....
Grace NayakAugust 29 (Compass) -- A mob of Hindu extremists violently attacked a prayer meeting in the town of Indore in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh on August 21. At least 10 people, including women and a 2-year-old child, were ....
August 15 (Compass) -- Hindu extremists violently attacked a prayer meeting in Rajasthan state last night, seriously injuring nine Christians, including one woman. The mob struck at midnight on August 14, during an all-night prayer vigil held in a ....
August 15 (Compass) -- Attempts to strengthen the state anti-conversion law in Chattisgarh state, India, have been held up due to “technical problems,” according to a government official. “The Chattisgarh Dharma Swatantraya Adhiniyam (Freedom of ....
August 8 (Compass) -- Hindu extremists have launched a mass campaign to “reconvert” Christians from Dalit backgrounds in the north-central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The term Dalit is reserved for the so-called “untouchables” of India, who ....
August 4 (Compass) -- Two Christians in Madhya Pradesh, India, await their first appearance in court after Hindu villagers accused them of attempted forced conversion. Jagdish and Grace Nayak were arrested on July 19 in Jeet Nagar village, Indore ....
August 3 (Compass) -- The Indian government has proposed a law to more closely regulate foreign donations for “anti-national activities.” Christian leaders in India fear the new law would be misused to reduce foreign donations to churches in India. ....
July 28 (Compass) -- The High Court of Orissa state has asked local officials to examine complaints of “forced conversions” and ordered strict enforcement of the state anti-conversion law. The court made the order in late June, in response to a ....
State to Tighten Control on Conversions    Published in 2005
July 26 (Compass) -- The government of the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh has declared that it will amend its anti-conversion law to check the conversion of tribal people to Christianity. The decision was made after Narendra Prasad, a retired ....
July 20 (Compass) -- Cinemas in the town of Vadodara in Gujarat state have begun showing a short public service clip preceding feature films that questions religious conversions. The infomercial, made by the Mumbai-based Indian Infotainment Media ....
July 11 (Compass) -- A 25-year-old man recently confessed to the murder of two Christian pastors in Hyderabad city, Andhra Pradesh, southern India. The accused said he was inspired by Dara Singh, a Hindu activist convicted for the murder of ....
Catholics Attacked    Published in 2005
July 7 (Compass) -- Hindu extremists launched a series of violent attacks against Catholics in India during the month of June, causing concern in the Catholic community. In response, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has appealed to ....
June 23 (Compass) -- On June 4, a government official ordered the demolition of 109 houses in a Christian settlement in the town of Jeypore, in Koraput district, Orissa state, as part of a “beautification” campaign. When District Collector Shubha ....
June 21 (Compass) -- Eleven Christian families who were physically attacked in Jamanya village, Jalgaon district, Maharashtra state, on May 16 now face social ostracism after they accused Hindu villagers of sexual assault. On May 15, a community ....
June 9 (Compass) — Around 200 Hindu activists attacked a church in Moti Chowk village in Durg district, Chattisgarh, India, while Sunday services were being held on June 6.The activists were from the Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu ....
Church Attacked Again in Manipur    Published in 2005
June 6 (Compass) — The Believer’s Church in Lamding, Thoubal district, Manipur state, suffered another attack on May 29.Members of the church submitted a memorandum to Manipur Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh on May 30 in protest.Copies were also sent ....
June 6 (Compass) — On June 2, police in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh found the body of Pastor Isaac Raju, missing since May 24. According to Sam Paul, national secretary of the All India Christian Council, the body was found wrapped in a ....
June 2 (Compass) — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in a report issued in May asked that India be removed from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (or CPCs), citing progress in religious freedom. ....
May 31 (Compass) — Police are currently investigating seven staff members of a Christian mission, the Atmik Vikas Trust (AVT), in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. A group of disgruntled trainees have accused the staff of “running a gang to ....
Christians Suffer Attacks    Published in 2005
May 27 (Compass) — Jamubhai Choudhary and his wife, Jathriben, a Christian couple from the Valia Taluka area of the southern state of Gujarat, India, are recovering from injuries received when axe-wielding Hindu villagers assaulted them three weeks ....
May 20 (Compass) -- Hindu extremists physically attacked 11 Christian families from Jamanya village in Jalgaon district, Maharashtra state, on May 16, when they refused to give up their faith. Sources said the mob tried to disrobe women in the ....
May 18 (Compass) -- A right-wing Hindu group in Orissa, India, has threatened to launch a campaign for the dismissal of Christian government officers in response to an order granting equal rights to tribal Christians. Levinus Kindo, a Christian ....
May 16 (Compass) -- A group of extremists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) attacked and beat eight students from Beersheba Bible College, a school affiliated with the Indian Pentecostal Church of God at Maraman, Chettimukku, on May 12. The ....
Pastor Paulraj RajuMay 4 (Compass) -- A crowd of nearly 500 Hindu villagers attacked the pastor of a house church, his wife and other church members in the southern state of Karnataka on May 1. The attackers sexually molested female church members ....
April 25 (Compass) -- Christian leaders in the northeastern state of Manipur held an emergency meeting on April 22 to consider their response to an attack on a church in Thoubal district on April 19. During the four-hour meeting, delegates formed a ....
April 15 (Compass) -- Hindu and Muslim villagers burned down a prayer hall and physically attacked three church members following a baptism ceremony in Kerala, India, on April 1. Two days later, villagers assaulted Pastor Paul Ciniraj Mohammed and ....
Catholic Priest Stabbed    Published in 2005
April 14 (Compass) -- A priest in the lawless east-Indian state of Bihar was brutally stabbed in the neck and chest on April 11 when he refused to pay extortion money to an ex-prisoner he had been counseling. The incident occurred in the Mokama ....
April 14 (Compass) -- An Indian court has charged a Christian businessman in southern Kerala state with attempted conversion. “Mr. Vidya Sagaran, a businessman from Kayamkulam Taluka, in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, was arrested by local police on ....
April 7 (Compass) -- The Hindu Jagran Manch activist group has claimed that hundreds of Christians were “reconverted” in a ceremony on April 2. “As many as 700 persons were ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism under a ghar vapsi (homecoming) program organized ....
March 28 (Compass) -- The government of Chhattisgarh, India, intends to strengthen the state’s anti-conversion law following claims of a rising number of Christian converts. “The state government has prepared a draft to amend the provisions of the ....
March 21 (Compass) -- India’s National Minorities Commission (NCM) recently claimed the percentage of Christians in north-east India had risen to “abnormally high” levels. The statement prompted ridicule from Christian leaders who said the NCM was ....
March 18 (Compass) -- Hindu extremists have violently assaulted several Christians in Rajasthan, India, over the past two weeks. Local observers say the attacks are a strategy to push forward the enactment of anti-conversion laws in the state. The ....
March 15 (Compass) -- The defense attorney for a Christian evangelist arrested on charges of attempting to convert Hindus in India’s Orissa state appealed his client’s case to the Orissa High Court yesterday. The appeal exposes police negligence in ....
March 14 (Compass) -- Christians from a small Indian village will have their day in court on May 9, following a violent attack on a prayer meeting in Seoni district, Madhya Pradesh, on February 23. Four Hindu men who identified themselves as members ....
February 22 (Compass) -- Activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal beat and robbed a group of 280 Christian students on February 19 while the group was on its way to Emmanuel Mission’s graduation ceremony in Kota, India. The ....
February 22 (Compass) -- The suspected murder of a Christian evangelist in Karnataka, India, highlights a growing trend of violence against Christians in the relatively peaceful southern state. On February 11, the body of 25-year-old Pastor Narayan ....
Wife of Pastor Returns from Captivity    Published in 2005
February 18 (Compass) -- New information has emerged regarding last year’s kidnapping of Manulaben Dinana, the wife of a Christian pastor, in Gujarat, India. Dinana, married to Pastor Dharmesh Ninama, was reportedly kidnapped on May 29, 2004, by ....
February 17 (Compass) -- India’s Supreme Court has decided to study the legal implications of denying job and education quotas for Dalit Christians. “It is a crucial issue and we would examine the legal side ... on the basis of the rulings cited by ....
February 14 (Compass) -- A Hindu cleric in the Catholic village of Rajura, Maharashtra state, has insisted that tribal Christians turn their church into a Hindu temple or face serious consequences. “This morning I received news that the situation is ....
February 2 (Compass) -- The High Court of Gujarat, India, is expected to hear an appeal in early February asking to overturn the murder conviction of five tribal Christians. The five, including a boy of minor age, were sentenced to life imprisonment ....
February 2 (Compass) -- The High Court of Gujarat, India, will hear an appeal in early February regarding the murder conviction of five tribal Christians who were sentenced to life imprisonment last year for killing a Hindu fundamentalist. The case ....
January 26 (Compass) -- An irate mob set fire to a newly-opened Catholic school in the northeast state of Assam, India, on January 19, accusing school staff of attempting to convert Hindus. A news report appearing in the Assam Tribune claimed that ....
January 26 (Compass) -- An irate mob set fire to a newly-opened Catholic school in the northeast state of Assam, India, on January 19. The mob accused school staff of attempting to convert Hindus. Local newspaper reports claimed villagers opposed ....
Dalit Christians Demand Equal Rights    Published in 2005
January 10 (Compass) -- India’s Supreme Court has asked the federal government why Dalits (or “Untouchables”) who convert to Christianity are denied access to a quota system for state employment. Under India’s caste system, about 26 percent of ....
December 9 (Compass) -- The arrest of one of India’s most revered Hindu leaders has led to accusations of a Christian conspiracy. Jayendra Saraswati was arrested in mid November and accused of conspiring to murder a temple priest. Hindu nationalist ....
November 30 (Compass) -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), desperately seeking its way back to federal power in India, is reverting to its anti-minority political platform of Hindu nationalism. If implemented, Christians and Muslims could face a ....
Church Attacked in Mangalore, India    Published in 2004
November 29 (Compass) -- A group of about 15 people attacked a church in the coastal town of Mangalore during Sunday worship on November 7. According to press reports, the mob barged into a hall belonging to the Jesus Bread of Life Ministry and ....
 
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    India.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. India: Recent incidents of persecution Published in 2012. November 13 (World Watch Monitor) — India is No. 32 on the World Watch List of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian. "While most Indian Christians are relatively free, many parts of the country remain key battlegrounds between Hindu extremists and . India briefs: Recent incidents of persecution Published in 2012. Delhi, October 4 (World Watch Monitor) — In towns across India, Hindu extremists continued to pressure Christian churches in September. The usual pattern: After the disruption of church or worship services, Christians were physically assaulted and sometimes arrested and jailed
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    Honduras.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Murder of Pastor in Honduras Raises Security Questions Published in 2011 ATLANTA, February 25 (World Watch Monitor) — The murder of a prominent pastor in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this week has focused attention on that country's alarming murder rate and the regular threats that Christian workers there receive. Pastor Carlos Roberto Marroquín, 41, was shot .... Pastor Says Robberies Target Ministries Published in 2008 January 4 (World Watch Monitor) — SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, January 4 (Compass Direct News) -- The pastor of a large church here who was beaten and robbed last month for the second time in three years says organized criminals opposed to his stand against violence are behind the .
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    Ethiopia.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Wrongful Conviction in Ethiopia Robs Christian of Children. 2012. MOYALE, Ethiopia, May 17 (World Watch Monitor) His wife died shortly before he was falsely accused of desecrating the Quran, and by the time he was released from prison in southern Ethiopia, his two children, ages 6 and 15, were missing. Tamirat Woldegorgis walked out of prison in Jijiga on.. Suspected Islamists Burn Down Two Homes in Ethiopia Published in 2011. NAIROBI, Kenya, April 21 (World Watch Monitor) A Christian near Ethiopia's southern town of Moyale said suspected Islamic extremists on March 29 burned down his two thatched-grass homes. Evangelist Wako Hanake of the Mekane Yesus Church told Compass he had been receiving anonymous messages
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    Eritrea.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Third Christian this Year Dies in Military Prison. 2009. LOS ANGELES, July 27 (World Watch Monitor. Another Christian imprisoned for his faith in Eritrea has died from authorities denying him medical treatment, according to a Christian support organization. Sources told Netherlands-based Open Doors that Yemane Kahasay Andom, 43, died . hird Christian this Year Dies in Military Prison Published in 2009. July 27 (World Watch Monitor) LOS ANGELES, July 27 (Compass Direct News) -- Another Christian imprisoned for his faith in Eritrea has died from authorities denying him medical treatment, according to a Christian support organization. Sources told Netherlands-based Open Doors
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man... Egypt's Copts can't rely on new pope to secure their rights. 2012. Colorado Springs, November 5 (World Watch Monitor) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church found its 118th pope on Sunday. During a televised mass rich in tradition and drama at Cairo's St. Mark Cathedral, the fingers of a blindfolded boy reached into a crystal chalice, wrapped around one of three .... Pope Benedict urges peace as radical Islamists target Western interests Published in 2012 London, September 14 (World Watch Monitor) — Pope Benedict started a visit to Lebanon in the Middle East on Friday, as angry demonstrations and attacks on Western interests continued to spread across the region and into Asia. They came in the wake of the attack on the U.S. consulate
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    Egypt.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life).. Likely to lose constitution vote, Egyptian Christians gird for long strugglee, 2012. Cairo, December 14 (World Watch Monitor) — Politically connected Christians in Egypt give credit to the Muslim Brotherhood for one thing: they can win elections. The Brotherhood got 13 million ordinary Egyptians, many of them poor, rural and illiterate, to the polls in June to vote for ..Brief Salafi occupation of Coptic land part of larger problem, Copts say. 2012. Cairo, November 11 (World Watch Monitor) It was a quick skirmish and no one was hurt, but it was typical of what Egypt's Coptic leaders say are increasing attempts to harass Christians since the country's 2011 revolution. The latest incident occurred Monday, Nov. 5 in the Shoubra
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Dagestan-- Pastor in Russian Republic of Dagestan Killed. in 2010 ISTANBUL, July 28 (World Watch Monitor) A pastor in the Russian republic of Dagestan known for founding the biggest Protestant church in the region and for successfully reaching out to Muslims has been killed by unidentified gunmen, local authorities have confirmed. Artur Suleimanov, 49,. Uzbek pastor released from Kazakhstan prison Published in 2012 London, December 5 (World Watch Monitor) Uzbek pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov has been released from prison in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He was released Dec. 4 and taken to the airport, where he was reunited with his wife and four children. According to the Norwegian religious-freedom watchdog..
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Uzbekistan increases charges against church leader in Kazakhstan jail Published in 2012. Almaty, November 2 (World Watch Monitor) — The legal ground continues to shift underneath Makset Djabbarbergenov, a house-church leader being held in a Kazakhstan jail at the request of his native Uzbekistan. Djabbarbergenov was arrested Sept. 5 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan.. Appeals Judge in Azerbaijan to Decide Fate of Church Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 22 (World Watch Monitor) — A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and "liquidated" the church. "They are upset, but at the same time they continue coming out hoping for the best
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    Cuba.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. .. Cuban Pastor, Family Arrive in U.S. after Suffering under Regime Published in 2011 MIAMI, July 8 (World Watch Monitor) — An evangelical pastor once jailed by the regime of Fidel Castro arrived in the United States from Cuba yesterday with his family under a special resettlement program for political refugees. The Rev. Carlos Lamelas, 50, his wife Uramis and two .... Pastor Acquitted, but Convicted on New Charge Published in 2006 December 22 (World Watch Monitor) — Rev. Carlos Lamelas December 22 (Compass Direct News) -- A court in Havana has found the Rev. Carlos Lamelas not guilty of "trafficking in human beings" but convicted him on previously unannounced charges of falsification of documents. Judges imposed
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    AT THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled HEAD! IO I'M TIRED, of YOU HAVE PATIENCE, and to inspire the criminals, at CONVERSION, therefore, CRIMINALS hours must be killed!
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) AT THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled THE HEAD! I'M TIRED, I HAVE LOST ABOUT PATIENCE: CONVERSION .. CRIMINALS WITH urge death, NOW Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled HEAD! I'M TIRED I HAVE PATIENCE AND CONVERSION urge CRIMINALS
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    [IS CAME III WORLD WAR :] IF YOU DO NOT DO THE AMPUTATIONS? IF YOU DO NOT remove BODIES IN gangrene? IF YOU DO NOT kill: A BIT OF CRIMINALS: IN ALL OVER THE WORLD? WHOLE BODY OF THE HUMAN RACE: WILL NOT BE SAVED! SE NON FACCIO DELLE AMPUTAZIONI? SE NON RIMUOVO GLI ORGANISMI IN CANCRENA? SE NON UCCIDO: UN PO DI CRIMINALI: IN TUTTO IL MONDO? TUTTO L'ORGANISMO DEL GENERE UMANO: NON POTRÀ ESSERE SALVATO!
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    Colombia .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Colombia: Murdered evangelist's widow also killed after threats Published in 2013 January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Four months after guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) sent a murdered evangelist's wife their first demand to abandon her home in northeast Colombia's volatile Arauca department, the militants made good on their threats, report sources . Family of Kidnapped Colombian Pastor Flee Home. 2009. INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 24 (World Watch Monitor) — The wife and children of pastor William Reyes, who was kidnapped last September in Colombia and is still missing, have moved from their home to another city due to threatening strangers presumably linked to his kidnappers. Compass learned that
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    Abu*IDIOT*Antar -- WHICH "peace" on earth and AS "goodwill to all men" could never exist if you do not respect the basic human rights, freedom of religion, ecc..? You also want to be the accomplice of innocent blood?
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    CHINA --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Plan to Eradicate House Churches Published in 2012 DUBLIN, April 25 (World Watch Monitor) — China's government is engaged in a three-phase campaign to eradicate Protestant house churches, according to a statement released Friday (April 20) by the China Aid Association (CAA). The government's strategy was clearly outlined in a .... Drive to Release Rights Attorney in China Pushes Forward Published in 2012 LOS ANGELES, March 30 (World Watch Monitor) — Confirmation this week of China's assertion in December that human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is alive and serving out a prison sentence is key as efforts continue for his release, a human rights attorney said. Gao, a Christian whose ..
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    "peace on earth and goodwill to all men" <--that christmas message is in stark contrast to lorenzo damning every nation in christ's name -_-
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    Burma .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Burma Reforms Offer No Respite for Ethnic Christians Published in 2012. KAREN STATE, Burma, May 4 (World Watch Monitor) — Amid global euphoria over reforms in Burman-majority parts of Burma, life has changed little for more than 3 million Christians and other minorities left to suffer from one of the world's longest running civil wars. Headlines around the world .... Burma's Christian Civilians Attacked During Christmas Published in 2012 NEW DELHI, January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Attacks on Christians in Burma continued into the Christmas season in Kachin state as Burmese Army troops killed a civilian and destroyed church property despite President Thein Sein's order to stop the war against insurgents. A Baptist
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    Saudi Arabia.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Release Christian Blogger. in 2009. LOS ANGELES, April 15 (World Watch Monitor) — In a surprise move, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for describing his conversion from Islam and criticizing the kingdom's judiciary on his blog site was released on March 28 with the stipulation that he not travel outside of Saudi Arabia or .. pastor Flees Death Threats. in 2009 January 30 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, January 30 (Compass Direct News) -- A prominent foreign pastor in Saudi Arabia has fled Riyadh after a member of the mutawwa'in, or religious police, and others threatened him three times in one week. Two of the incidents included
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    Afghanistan .. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Christian Jailed in Afghanistan to Face Judge on Sunday, 2010. ISTANBUL, November 16 (World Watch Monitor) — An Afghani amputee in prison for his Christian faith since May will face a judge this Sunday (Nov. 21) without legal representation or knowledge of the charges against him, according to local sources. Authorities arrested Said Musa, 45, on May 31, Motive for Aid Worker Killings in Afghanistan Still Uncertain. in 2010. ISTANBUL, August 12 (World Watch Monitor) — The killing of a team of eye medics, including eight Christian aid workers, in a remote area of Afghanistan last week was likely the work of opportunistic gunmen whose motives are not yet clear, the head of the medical organization said today.
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    Bolivia.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Villagers Observe Truce Following Church Demolition Published in 2004 April 23 (World Watch Monitor) — April 23 (Compass) — Quechua-speaking villagers in Bolivia are living under an uneasy truce two months after an irate mob destroyed the sole evangelical church in their remote Andean community. On March 9, town officials in Chucarasi signed an .... Angry Mob Destroys Church in Bolivian Andes Published in 2004 March 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Similar Quechua church in Chiru-KassaAn angry mob of Quechua-speaking Indians destroyed the only evangelical church in the remote village of Chucarasi in the Bolivian Andes on February 28 after beating a congregational elder unconscious.
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    Bhutan.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man... Christians in Bhutan Seek to Dispel Regime's Mistrust 2011. THIMPHU, Bhutan, September 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Christians in this Buddhist nation have been awaiting a decision on whether they will receive official recognition, but it appears they will first see a measure against fraudulent conversion that the prime minister acknowledges is essentially .... Religious Conversion Worst Form of 'Intolerance,' Bhutan PM Says. 2011 THIMPHU, Bhutan, April 13 (World Watch Monitor) — In the Kingdom of Bhutan, where Christianity is still awaiting legal recognition, Christians have the right to proclaim their faith but must not use coercion or claim religious superiority to seek conversions, the country's prime minister told
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    Bangladesh --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Bangladesh Church Leaders Beaten at Police Station. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 29 (World Watch Monitor) Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house. Bablu Biswas of Christianpara village in . Christians in Bangladesh Cleared of Charge of Offending Muslims. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A court in Bangladesh on Thursday (Aug. 11) exonerated two Christians along with four Muslim friends accused of "hurting religious sensibility." Nurul Islam, another Christian and their Muslim friends were cleared of the charge after police failed
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Algeria Algerian faces 5 years in prison for sharing Christian faith Published in 2012 Istanbul, December 2 (World Watch Monitor) — Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian's appeal of his original sentence. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and .... Algeria Stalls Appeal of Convicted Christian Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, December 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A judge's decision this month to indefinitely postpone the appeal of a Christian sentenced under Algeria's defamation and anti-proselytizing laws shows how the judicial system keeps Christians in limbo without officially punishing or acquitting
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Iran Jailed Iranian pastor, once facing death, walks free Published in 2012 September 10 (World Watch Monitor) — An Iranian pastor who faced a death sentence because of accusations he abandoned Islam for Christianity walked out jail a free man Saturday, according to a Christian human-rights organization. After 2 years, 11 months behind bars, .... Iranian Authorities Shut Church in Tehran Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in Iran this week ordered the closure of a church in the capital, Tehran, amid a government campaign to crack down on the few recognized churches offering Farsi-speaking services, according to a human rights group. The order came from
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) North Korea 'Pinpricks' of Truth Making Way into North Korea Published in 2010 DUBLIN, April 26 (World Watch Monitor) — As refugees from North Korea and activists from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) gather in Seoul, South Korea this week to highlight human rights violations in the hermit kingdom, there are signs that North Korean citizens are accessing more .... Christian Refugees Question Regime's Claims Published in 2009 April 24 (World Watch Monitor) — DUBLIN, April 24 (Compass Direct News) -- Eom Myong-Heui of North Korea was a loyal communist in the Workers' Party of Korea before she became a Christian under the influence of her business partner -- a missionary who was later arrested and tortured
 
What’s Wrong With Conversion?    Published in 2004
November 4 (Compass) -- While India’s constitution provides for freedom of religion, many Christians who convert from a Hindu background still face discrimination from family, friends, neighbors and employers. Some Hindus believe Christianity is a ....
November 2 (Compass) -- An Indian court recently charged five Christians with the crime of “wounding the religious feelings” of Hindus, after a complaint was lodged in the tribal belt of Orissa. The Christians were released on bail on October 28. ....
Hindu ‘Reconversions’ Continue    Published in 2004
October 22 (Compass) -- At least 336 tribal Christians were “reconverted” to Hinduism in a mass ceremony organized by the World Hindu Council in Orissa, India, on October 17. Gauri Prasad Rath, state secretary of the Council, said it was the largest ....
Dead Man ‘Reconverted’    Published in 2004
October 12 (Compass) — Residents of Gurandi village, Orissa, dug up the body of a Catholic man on October 4 and ceremonially “reconverted” him to Hinduism, along with the living members of his family. The incident was triggered when Bala Tulasiga, a ....
Dead Man 'Reconverted'    Published in 2004
October 12 (Compass) — Villagers in Orissa dug up the body of a Catholic man buried in a Hindu cemetery on October 4 and ceremonially “reconverted” him to Hinduism. The incident took place in Gurandi village in Gajapati district, Orissa. According ....