Persecution Updates: India

My latest news story for Worldmag.com, focuses on Hindu extremism and persecution of Christians in India, and what the latest census shows about religious demographics there.

Missionaries in northern India say Hindu extremists are increasingly trying to entrap them with trumped-up accusations of forced conversions. But the rise in persecution isn’t dissuading true converts, who are turning to Christ in larger numbers, according to new census data.

People have the freedom to change their religion in India, but forced conversions are illegal.

“I received a call from this lady who said, ‘I have read about Christ, and I want to change my religion,’” said missionary Kanak Chauhan (not his real name). “She was pushing me to say something like, ‘I will help you to change your religion,’ and once I say that, it can become a problem in India.”

Keep reading at WORLD

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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