Archive for the ‘Response’ Category

CHURCH, MAHATMA AND THE MISSIONARY POSITION  Sunday, 13 July 2014 | Kanchan Gupta | in Coffee Break  Gandhi's unique contribution to India's freedom movement, as also to freedom struggles in oppressed nations across the world, satyagraha, was considered “un-Christian” by a majority of Protestant missionaries Some years ago, while researching the Goa Inquisition, I had chanced upon material about the attitude of Christian missionaries […]

Indian villages ban missionary work

MORE than 30 villages and towns in central India have banned non-Hindu missionaries from entering, and placed a further ban on non-Hindu religious activities. The bans have been passed by the village councils, known as gram sabhas. The text of one resolution passed by a gram sabha in the district of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, said that it was needed […]

Does “religious freedom” include the right to convert or scam others?   Does freedom of religion include the right to convert others, or pressure them into giving money? A contribution from Chile to the openGlobalRights debate, Religion and Human Rights.  

From the archive, 17 April 1953: India warns missionaries no evangelising, no politics

source: the Guardian,   17 April 2013   The government of India is keeping a close vigil on the activities of missionaries within its borders Dr Katju, India's Minister for Home Affairs and Law, has told Parliament that, while everyone in India was free to propagate his religion, the Government of India did not want people […]

American ‘faith healer’ Benny Hinn cancels Bangalore visit

source: The Indian Express, January 14, 2014 American evangelist and faith-healer Benny Hinn has cancelled his visit to Bangalore amidst protests by Hindu groups, who were all against Hinn holding his mission in the city, alleging that the evangelist’s “hidden agenda” was to convert people to Christianity. Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Kamal […]

Conversions lead to social tension

source: Deccan Chronicle, 26 Jan 2014 We strongly condemn the police of Nalgonda district for dragging the name of the Hindu Vahini in the alleged incidents of attacks on Christian pastors at Narketpally and Vikarabad. Hindu Vahini has nothing to do, or is in no way connected, with the alleged incidents. Police, may be […]

Narmada Kumbh and the manufactured evangelical protest

source:? Organizer, February 20, 20111 The Narmada Samajik Kumbh, a purely cultural event is being politicised and demonised so much that it makes one feel as though the Hindus cannot even gather for a legitimate cause. The unwarranted protest of some Christian leaders over the Kumbh and the instant support of the Congress Party to […]

Chidanandmurthy in favour of bill to curb conversion

source:? OneIndia News, Feb 2, 2011 Bangalore, Feb 2 (PTI) In the backdrop of the JusticeSomashekhar Commission Report, noted Kannada writer MChidanandmurthy today called for introduction of a bill tocurb "religious conversion by fundamentalists" during thecoming session of the state legislature.

Beltangady: Three Booked for Inducing Religious Conversion

source:? Daijiworld, October 18, 2010 Beltangady, Oct 18: The personnel of Venur police station have registered cases against three persons, based on a complaint received against them. The three reportedly visited a family, derided Hindu gods, and induced the family members to convert.

Anti-Missionary Groups Gather in Jerusalem

source:? Worthy news, September 14, 2010 By George Whitten, Worthy News Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, Israel (Worthy News)– Anti-Missionaries from across Israel will be meeting today in Jerusalem at the nation?s largest conference center to discuss the growing problem of ?"missionaries" in Israel. Ahead of the gathering in the nation's largest conference center, thousands of […]

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