Police Arrest 10 Pastors, Families in Mass Raid on Churches
At least 10 pastors were arrested with their families last Sunday as they worshiped in church services across the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a leading persecution watchdog has reported.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a United Nations' accredited NGO that serves in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, reports that authorities in the state have continued their crackdowns on Christians this week.
In addition to the 10 pastors and families, police are said to have also arrested three more believers on Monday and threatened another pastor in the state in an attempt to get him to stop holding services....
This story agrees with what a visiting Indian missionary just reported to our church. Religious liberty is supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution of India, but it's another matter in practice. As the article says, conversion is very dangerous.
His church is in the south, next to Tamil Nadu, and they are trying to plant a church in the north, but he says mob violence is always a hazard. BTW, there are significant language barriers across Indian states.
The "peace and harmony," Yoga image of Hinduism popularized by John Lennon is an illusion at its birthplace.
The real problem in India is that in most places in both the Federal and State governments the BNP or Hindu Nationalists are in control and are determined to ierseviye anyone else that does not go along with this.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I really don't know if his religious advisors are advising Trump on this, somebody asking Jeffress and Falwell? These people are supposed to have the president's ear. These are the people who should be able to do something about this and other moral problems? excerpt from, "Donald Trump's Many, Many Business Dealings in 1 Map" [ https://tinyurl.com/gtolc3u ]
Now Jim, you and I both know that the reason the U.S. doesn't intervene in the many many persecutions of Christians throughout the world is there is simply no money in it.
You, Trump,Jeffress and Falwell have one common bond; all of you are political christians.