India’s Christians Concerned about Conversion Rallies, Hindu Extremist Rhetoric

My article for WORLD this week is once again about India, where Christians and other religious minorities are on alert.

Hindu nationalists’ attempts to convert large groups of Christians and Muslims, along with political rhetoric about making India Hindu again, continue to worry religious minorities in the country.

Before Christmas, Hindus with Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) were raising funds to “reconvert” Muslims and Christians back to Hinduism with a largeceremony on Christmas Day. After an outcry, it was postponed. But Christians fear they haven’t seen the last of these attacks on religious liberty, said William Stark, International Christian Concern’s (ICC) regional manager for South Asia.

“This is the issue all the Christians are following in the news these days,” Stark said.

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