Category - india

  • 5 Sep 2008

    The World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation have called on the Prime Minister of India requesting his intervention to end the violence in the state of Orissa. They are also backing Christian prayer and solidarity.

  • 4 Sep 2008

    Following a series of horrific attacks in Orissa, Indian church and human rights organisations have been keeping up pressure on the government for decisive action against militants, and are asking for world attention to the crisis.

  • 2 Sep 2008

    The UK-based development agency Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal in response to the devastating floods in Bihar, India. More than 2.5 million people have been affected and it's feared that thousands have died.

  • 29 Aug 2008

    Churches in India are today closing around 30,000 of their educational institutions across the country to protest against continuing attacks by mobs of Hindu militants in the country's eastern state of Orissa.

  • 18 Jul 2008

    An international church development agency is asking children in India to play an active role in the battle against climate change by getting their communities involved in the struggle for a fully sustainable future.

  • 14 Jul 2008

    A Hindu woman living in India has produced a 900-page poetic epic on the life and message of Jesus following the style of such Hindu classics as Mahabharat and Ramayan. It has been written in Kannada.

  • 23 Jun 2008

    Despite the global credit crunch, social entrepreneurs are continuing to invest in hope. Oikocredit – one of the leading financiers of microfinance – has decided to pay a dividend of 2% to its members for the 15th year in a row.

  • 17 Jun 2008

    An Indian Christian university says its goal is to provide quality job-oriented education that will also meet the needs of the healthcare and social service work of the churches in the world's second most populous nation.

  • 18 Mar 2008

    A deep-rooted caste divide among Christians in India's southern Tamil Nadu state has come to the fore after two Catholics were killed at Eraiyur due to police firing during a clash between upper-caste and Dalit church members.

  • 11 Mar 2008

    Recent religious conflict in the Indian state of Orissa has been aided by the aggressive evangelising of missionaries from outside the region, says an official with the largest traditional Protestant denomination in northern India.