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Authorities Demolish Evangelical Mega-Church in China

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:58:42 IST

A well-known evangelical church has been demolished by the officials in northern China after the church collided with the government.



Church Calls to Recognize Supreme Court's Move to Review Sec 377

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:38:34 IST

The ecumenical church body on Jan. 11 has called the churches in India to consider the initiative of the Supreme Court of India to review Sec 377 in the light of constitutional rights and the right to privacy, and the gospel of justice and love.



Persecution Against Christians Mapped: Open Doors 2018 World Watch List

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:23:36 IST

The latest report on violence against Christians worldwide by Open Doors said 23,793 Christians were physically or mentally abused in India in the last one year alone. It's a number more than the total abused in all the other countries put together. The Dutch-based Open Doors NGO blamed the Indian government of turning 'a blind eye to those persecuting Christians'.



Thousands in Garo Hills Pray to End Increasing Violence Against Christians

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:54:19 IST

Thousands of Christians from several churches in Meghalaya united in prayer during a protest to spiritually fight against the increasing violence against minorities and anti-Christian movements in North India carried out by the right wing groups.



Church Magazine With Land Scam News Withdrawn

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:41:32 IST

Indian Currents (IC), a 21-year-old national English weekly by Catholic Church has withdrawn its cover story 'Cardinal Sin' that revealed the controversial land deals of the Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese and the intervention of the cardinal in the land deal.



Mizo Church to Grant Cash for Couples Having More Babies

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:37:50 IST

A church in Mizoram has announced cash incentives for couples who have more than three babies. The Lunglei Bazar Veng Baptist Church said it will grant Rs 4,000 for the fourth baby, Rs 5000 for the fifth and so on.



Police, Hindu Radicals Shut Church, Christmas Celebrations in Uttar Pradesh

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:42:06 IST

A pastor in Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh, who was forced to halt his church's worship last month, is now deprived of his fundamental rights. Despite going to the police with some 50 Christians to help plead for his rights, he was denied and chased out of the station.



Kerala Church Wins All-India Jurisdiction Again; Inaugurates Shamshabad Diocese

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:21:58 IST

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church on Jan. 7 has celebrated its triumph of getting back all-India jurisdiction with Shamshabad diocese, apart from the existing 30 dioceses. By winning back the administrative powers it had lost to the Latin Church in 1886, the church now claims to be the second most powerful in India.



Does God still speak in an audible voice? He has to me

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:36:18 IST

Of all the slurs aimed at Christians by atheists, the idea that we're just 'the people who hear voices' is one of the most painful. The thought that religion can simply be conflated with mental illness is offensive for sure, but while faith is a perfectly sane pursuit, even the most devout among us are sometimes uncertain whether we actually heard from God...or made him up in our heads. Doubt is a central part of faith after all, and the question of whether we discerned or understood God's voice is often the main reason that those doubts present themselves.



NCCI Announces Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:21:12 IST

The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) has announced the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2018. The prayer week that will be held from Jan 18 to 25 will be observed by the churches all over the world.



Pastor to Walk 30 Kms in England to Support Orphans in Hyderabad

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:57:14 IST

A pastor in Hunstanton, England, has planned to walk 30 kilometers along the North Norfolk Coastal Path to raise money for 30 orphans living in Hyderabad, ahead of his trip to India in summer.



Vatican Creates New App to Promote 'Pope Francis Style' Homilies

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:18:05 IST

Vatican has created a new app for Catholic priest to have access to short sermons, like the ones that are of 'Francis style' homilies.



CCTV Captures Man Stealing Church Funds in Delhi; Accused Arrested

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:57:50 IST

A 29-year-old man allegedly broke the lock of a donation box and stole money from it during a prayer meeting held at the Church of North India in Lutyens' Delhi area on Jan 3. He was caught on a CCTV and was arrested.



Nationalists Threatens to Trespass Catholic College to Offer Hindu Worship

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:17:27 IST

A Hindu-nationalist student association broke into a Catholic college in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, and threatened the institution to allow them to perform a Hindu religious ritual at the facility. When the college refused to entertain the members of the by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the group rebelled and created "hungama" outside the college campus.



World Council of Churches to Visit China; Celebrate its 70th Anniversary

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:02 IST

World Council of Churches (WCC) will celebrate its 70th anniversary during the church body's visit to China from Jan. 7 to 16.



23 Attacks Launched Against Christians in India During 2017 Christmas Season

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:56:49 IST

Nearly 23 attacks were carried out against Christians in India during this Christmas season, according to research by a persecution overseer group.



Global Christian Group Sheds Light on Evangelism Amid Accusations

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:40:40 IST

In a gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, about 25 evangelism practitioners, scholars and church leaders from Orthodox, Pentecostal and Protestant perspectives have discussed on evangelism in the midst of conversion and intolerance accusations.



Mafia Eyes Church Land in Meerut; Christians Protest

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:20:02 IST

Hundreds of Christians marched in protest against the alleged attempts of land grab by land mafia in Meerut on Dec. 14.



30 Seminarians And 10 Priests Detained on Conversion Charges in MP

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:06:20 IST

The police have detained 30 seminarians and two priests from St Ephrem's Theological College in Satna in Madhya Pradesh as they were conducting Christmas carol singing program. Police also held another eight priests who later went to inquire about the detained priests and seminarians.



My choice: 5 great novels of 2017

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:19:39 IST

It is interesting how novels begin to cluster around themes. And we are definitely in a time fascinated by Germany towards, and after, the end of the War. Philip Kerr has trail-blazed and developed a lucrative franchise around his Bogartesque Bernie Gunter – although it is running a bit thin.