missionaries accused of exploiting tsunami victims - news from ekklesia

By staff writers
January 15, 2005

Missionaries accused of exploiting tsunami victims

-15/01/05

Some Christian and Muslim organizations have been accused by aid workers in the Indonesian province of Aceh of preying on the survivors of the tsunami in order to compete for influence and converts.

ìThey are using humanitarian assistance as a front for proselytismî, one development agency representative told Ekklesia. More than 112,000 people have died in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands are destitute.

Missionaries accused of exploiting tsunami victims

-15/01/05

Some Christian and Muslim organizations have been accused by aid workers in the Indonesian province of Aceh of preying on the survivors of the tsunami in order to compete for influence and converts.

ìThey are using humanitarian assistance as a front for proselytismî, one development agency representative told Ekklesia. More than 112,000 people have died in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands are destitute.

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