Lawmakers Urge India to Lift Restrictions on Christian Charity Compassion International
More than 100 members of Congress have written a letter to India's interior minister, urging him to allow U.S.-based Christian child sponsorship organization Compassion International to continue its work in that country. The charity ended its programs in India amid an ongoing crackdown by the Hindu nationalist government on nonprofits that receive foreign funds.
The Indian government's treatment of Compassion International has "caused serious concern within the U.S Congress," says the letter addressed to India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh....
Thanks Ignominious. Yes, we have supported a boy and a girl for many years and it's nice to get the updated photos, progress reports, and the little notes and hand drawings from them. There are many charities to choose from, but I like the fact that Compassion always comes out in the top 1% for financial responsibility by the independent charitable auditor who keeps watch on the larger organizations. These kids and their familys are not only supported financially, but Christ is front and center, as you know.
Christopher000 wrote: ...not to mention, we have no idea what true poverty is. The poorest of the poor here, are wealthy compared to many who don't have access to water, or clean water, live on a piece of bread, no access to medical needs, many crammed into a one room, tin covered hut, and the list goes on.
Amen- our sponsored kid thru this exact ministry- ( but different continent) apprises us regularly of our wealth as we watch her grow- and as she passes on her needs for prayer request we are humbled by grace that blesses us with wealth as a culture. It had been a regular prayer item in our home to overcome the devilish opposition to care for orphans & widows and needy that Compassion manifests.
rich westerners miss how rich we are - even our dumpster divers ( I used to be one ) are surrounded by riches.
Perspective is attained by simple tour of streets of India
...not to mention, we have no idea what true poverty is. The poorest of the poor here, are wealthy compared to many who don't have access to water, or clean water, live on a piece of bread, no access to medical needs, many crammed into a one room, tin covered hut, and the list goes on.
Well, this hits close to home for me. I've been with Compassion Intl. for 20yrs. One of the top, financially responsible charities, year after year, as reported by independent audits. They do a lot of positive things, and bring Christ to otherwise depressed, troubled areas. This particular story is tough because thousands of children who were being supported, no longer have the benefits they needed to learn, grow, and live.
A leading doctrine of Hinduism is karma and reincarnation.
Basically what this means is that we have many lives, and we have to pay for our sins in this life, by being reincarnated into a worse state in the next life.
Therefore, orphan or poor children are paying for their sins in the previous life, and we must let them work out their karma, so that their next life might be better.
True, a Hindu may store up merit for himself or herself by helping these children, but in another sense he is not helping these children to work out their karma. They should still suffer, so that they can have a better next life.
This is the demonic deception of this religion, which mixed with fervent nationalism, is denying countless millions of children in India the help that they need.
This wicked Hindu Nationalist government also wiped out the cash economy of much of the Indian people by suddenly outlawing the 100 and 500 rupee notes, (I think I got the amounts right), in his quest for a cashless society, when most of his people do not even have bank accounts.