Category - dalits

  • December 23, 2009

    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.

  • April 24, 2009

    Among the many arguments within and about the controversial UN review conference on racism, one that has attracted less media coverage is the overlooking of the struggles of 260 million so-called 'untouchables' in South Asia.

  • April 17, 2009

    Caste-based discrimination in India may be 3,500 years old, but something new is unfolding, says Maurice Melanes. That is a new movement for change with a theological twist.

  • March 28, 2009

    Speakers at the Global Ecumenical Conference on Justice for Dalits last weekend gave a human face to the 3,500-year-old system of institutional caste-based discrimination.

  • March 19, 2009

    A Global Ecumenical Conference on Justice for Dalits is taking place from 21 to 24 March 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the joint initiative of the World Council and the Lutheran World Federation.

  • November 15, 2007

    According to Indian government documents, Christians account for less than 10 percent of the population of the southern Karnataka state. But the proportion may be much higher because of the impact of caste and categorisation, research shows.

  • March 9, 2007

    Defying perceptions of widening division between the two faiths, Muslims have joined an Indian sit-in organized by Christians.

  • December 14, 2006

    Catholic Bishops in India have appealed for justice for the country's Muslim population as it faces increasing pressure from nationalists, alongside Christians. They have also highlighted the plight of Dalits (formerly known as 'untouchables') and other minority communities.