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Drawing on the Indian churches’ experience of disunity around casteism, churches around the world are celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Tens of thousands of marchers converging on the Indian capital Delhi in pursuit of land reform called off their protest following Government agreement to their demands.
The Methodist Church has urged people to pray for Dalits struggling under the caste system next weekend, coinciding with international actions.
Dalit Christians are being forced to forsake their faith due to continued discrimination under Indian laws, says a Catholic bishop.
An Dalit-led international colloquium on Caste, Religion and Culture will be held in Cochin, Karala, India, from 1-4 May, it has been announced.
Dalit theology in South Asia is now forging links with wider struggles for justice and freedom, according to a newly-published book.
A prominent Indian Christian leader has said the churches must act decisively against the 'abominable sin' of caste discrimination.
On Sunday 5 December, Methodists in Britain are backing a call from India to show solidarity with discriminated-against Dalits across the world.
Naming caste-based discrimination as "sin, apostasy and rebellion against God", Indian churches have committed to being "zero tolerance zones" for casteism.
Church groups have hailed the report of an Indian federal commission recommending an end to decades of religion-based discrimination which excluded Christian and Muslim Dalits from affirmative action legislation.