(IANS) – Over 100 residents in an Orissa village have applied to the government seeking permission to change their religion from Hinduism to Christianity. Officials said 120 Dalit members in Badanka, Kendrapada district, have submitted that they want to convert to Christianity because upper caste residents were not allowing them to worship in the village temple. According to law, anybody can change their religion by seeking permission from the administration. “So, we have sought permission in writing,” said the group’s leader Ashok Mallik. A local administration official refuted the charges calling them baseless. State Bajrang Dal president Subash Chouhan alleged that local Christian missionaries have been trying to convert the village Dalits. The issue of religious conversions has been a troublesome one for the state. Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons were torched to death while they were sleeping in their vehicle in the state’s Keonjhar district in January 1999.
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A worship service disbanded in Indonesia!
ICC’s staff member in Indonesia reported that the congregation of the Kemah Daud Christian Church in Bandar Lampung was disbanded during their worship service by local authorities and residents.
The forced closure of the church was contrary to Indonesian President Jokowi’s recent appeal and undermined the Indonesian Constitution, which guarantees freedom of worship and religion for all.
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Indonesian Authorities Disband Worship Service - International Christian Concern2/24/2023 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – ICC’s staff member in Indonesia reported that the congregation of the Kemah Daud Christian Church in Bandar Lampung was disbanded during the...
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PRAY for Christian women and girls in Nigeria! ICC recently spoke to one mother and her 16-year-old daughter, who were victims of an attempted rape in Nigeria. Thankfully, they survived, but not without injury.
The mother shared, "I have nothing to say but thank God. Please tell Christians to pray for me and my daughter."
Terrorists, like the Fulani militants and Boko Haram, target schools and villages and kidnap young girls to convert to Islam. Women, viewed as the source of the next generation, are sold as brides (or child brides).
ICC is assisting the mother and her teenage daughter as they get back on their feet. ... See MoreSee Less