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India: Attack on Revival Meeting Sends Christians Underground

India: Attack on Revival Meeting Sends Christians Underground
As police looked on, militants attacked a Christian church in central India earlier this month, causing severe injuries to some and sending the pastor into hiding.

Two Pastors in India Arrested After Being Beaten, Threatened

Two Pastors in India Arrested After Being Beaten, Threatened
In India's Karnataka state, Hindu extremists beat and kicked Christians, threatened to set them on fire and tried to force them to worship Hindu idols.

Violence Against Christians Spreading in India

Violence Against Christians Spreading in India
Hindu extremist attacks on Christians in Maharashtra state could expand even as violence elsewhere in India grows in areas where extremist groups had not been so active, Christian leaders said.

Under-Reporting Obscures Martyrdom of Christians in India

Under-Reporting Obscures Martyrdom of Christians in India
Four Christians in India died for their faith last year, but incomplete information obscured the anti-Christian hostility in three of the deaths.

Attacked Christians in India Fear Returning Home

Attacked Christians in India Fear Returning Home
After Hindu nationalists in Maharashtra state attacked Christians two weeks ago because they refused to honor a tribal deity – violence that led many to flee their homes – the extremists yesterday assaulted remaining Christians as they met for worship, sources said.

The Church of Oprah-Wan Kenobi

The Church of Oprah-Wan Kenobi
Oprah is more than a celebrity. She is even more than a brand, or a business. She has become a shaping cultural force.

Equal Rights for Christians in Bhutan Stalled

Equal Rights for Christians in Bhutan Stalled
While Bhutan's government has quietly enacted an "anti-conversion" law that Christians fear will be used against them, a proposal to grant Christians the right to construct church buildings and form organizations remains stalled.

Attackers in India's Most Violent State Follow Christians to Hospitals

Attackers in India's Most Violent State Follow Christians to Hospitals
Christians in India's most religiously intolerant state have witnessed heightened violence in the past several weeks, including Hindu extremists attempting to slit the throat of a pastor as he lay hospitalized from a previous attack, sources said.