Christians in Orissa, India, still fear for their lives and security, feeling 'helpless' in the face of persistent attacks from militant Hindu nationalists, says an ecumenical journalist who has investigated the tragedy.
As Gaza residents flood into Egypt seeking basic goods for survival, Caritas Jerusalem, the Catholic aid network, is joining church, United Nations agencies and NGOs in calling for measures to end the escalating crisis in Gaza.
In the Indian State of Orissa's Kandhamal district, residents say it is hard not to be afraid. The ash heaps and metal frames are all that remain of the contents of the two-storied office of World Vision, a Christian development organization.
In the Orissa state capital some 10,000 people have protested against Christmas attacks on Christians. Speakers called on the state government to stop making allegations that Christians are linked to outlawed Maoist rebels.