Christians Taking Children to Camp in India Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Conversion

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Six Christians taking children to a Vacation Bible School camp in Madhya Pradesh state, India, remain in custody after police detained them last month on charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion, sources said. Also detained was a 15-year-old boy who was held in a juvenile detention center for nearly a month before he was released

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Body of missing Indian priest found on Scottish beach

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Edinburgh police have found the body of an Indian priest serving in Scotland on a beach in East Lothian. Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira went missing around 13:00 on June 20. He was last seen in his parish house at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Corstorphine, and parishioners reported him missing when he

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Christian Families in India Forced into Hindu Ritual, Denied Water

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Villagers in Uttar Pradesh state, India beat Christians, forced them to participate in Hindu rituals and have refused to provide them water, sources said. Four families who were attacked in Jalalabad village, Ghazipur District rely on the water to irrigate their fields, they said. “How will we survive if we don’t grow our crops?” Sasikala

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Indian Christian martyred following shocking punishment in freezing winter pond

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In the small village of Kubuaa, India, Bartu Urawn and his wife were told to deny Christ and return to their indigenous religion. When the Urawns refused, they were forced to spent a cold winter night in a freezing pond from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. with groups of villagers watching to ensure the couple

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I’m being forgotten because I’m not European, says Indian priest kidnapped by ISIS

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The emergence of a video in which Salesian Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped by ISIS in Yemen in March, is seen appealing for his release has led to widespread calls for diplomatic efforts to end his captivity. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, India’s minister of state for parliamentary affairs, reiterated to Cardinal George Alencherry of Ernakulam-Angamaly, major archbishop

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India: Christianity Growing Despite Persecution

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The Christian church in India is growing despite the also increasing persecution against Christians. According to ChristianToday.com, there are an estimated 25 to 60 million Christians in India. Additionally, Calvary Temple, a church located in Hyderabad, can hold as many as 35,000 people each service. This church holds five worship services every Sunday and is

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‘Aunt with a gun’ disperses justice for women in rural India

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Shahana Begum, 42, patrols her village with a shotgun. When she learns of a sexual assault victim, she doesn't wait for the police in her village of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to act. She handles the case shotgun style. Her fellow villagers don't know her by her proper name. To them she is, "Bandookwali Chachi," or

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India: 3 Christians Attacked by Hindu Extremist Mob

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Three Indian Christians are in serious condition after a suspected Hindu extremist mob attacked them. Christian Today reports over 50 people attacked Christians Umesh Patel, his father Sudhama Patel, and their family friend Kiran Vishwakarma. The mob first questioned the men about their Christian faith before they destroyed the Patels’ home in the Damtari district

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SHOCKING: Christians attacked then FINED for worshiping God

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Christians in India have faced an increase of persecutions at the hands of extreme Hindus. According to Morning Star News, On June 14, in Hunter village, Palamu District, Gunni Bhuiya was stopped by Hindu extremists as he walked down the road. They began to question him and Bhuiya admitted he was a Christian who believes

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Indian bishop donates kidney to Hindu

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A bishop in India is to donate one of his kidneys to save the life of a poor Hindu. Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken of the Syro-Malabar Eastern church is an auxiliary in the Palai diocese, in the southern state of Kerala. The recipient is E Sooraj, a 30-year-old poor lower-caste Hindu man from Kottakal in

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