Category - india

  • 7 May 2009

    In the wake of widespread violence against Christians in India's Orissa state, the North American relief, development and peace agency Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is helping to provide training to peacemakers in the region.

  • 16 Apr 2009

    Indian church leaders have said they are wary about the motives given for the arrest of a parliamentary candidate from a "Hindu nationalist group" in the troubled Kandhamal district of Orissa state.

  • 19 Mar 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.

  • 13 Feb 2009

    Charity World Vision launches its 24 hour famine today, aimed at raising funds to help children and others in the commercial sex trade.

  • 13 Feb 2009

    For most of Indian history, those Hindus who have perpetrated violence against women have got away with it, says Wendy Doniger. It's time for this to stop.

  • 29 Dec 2008

    Christians in India have been muted in Christmas festivity this year, following violence in Orissa, Karnataka and the tragic Mumbai attacks.

  • 27 Nov 2008

    The carnage in Mumbai in which gunmen have killed over a hundred people, injured many more and taken hostages, has shocked the world. It has thrown a spotlight on religious extremism of various kinds, writes Savi Hensman.

  • 27 Nov 2008

    A series of violent attacks has struck Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, killing many people. Hostages are being held and the situation beyond the tragic headlines is only just coming in to view, Ekklesia is learning.

  • 20 Oct 2008

    Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh observed that "Christianity is part of our national heritage" when general secretary of the World Council of Churches Dr Samuel Kobia called on him on at his residence in New Delhi.

  • 17 Oct 2008

    The World Council of Churches' (WCC) general secretary, the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has said that "one of the greatest problems facing the world today is religious extremism" - and that all faiths must be fully engaged in tackling it.