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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Swami to stop Dalit religious conversion

source:? Times of India, Aug 27, 2010 MYSORE: Seeking to curb religious conversion and encourage Dalit communities to join the mainstream, Pejawar mutt seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami on Friday visited a Dalit colony and promised to champion their cause. ?

Senior Sadhvi raises the problem of Christian conversions in Bastar

source:? April 22, 2010 (Watch the video by clicking on the source link)   Bodh Mayi Ganga Maa Pragya Devi Her disciples have the most interesting stories to?narrate about her. She belongs to a royal family, they say, and her father was an inspector general of police. Maa Pragya gave up a cushy life […]

What is the real problem with evangelism overseas by U.S. religious groups?

source:? Washington Post, March 6, 2010 When we started our weekly online religion section, "On Faith," Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham and I agreed to co-moderate a regular panel of distinguished religion scholars. The idea was to create a diverse assembly of religious voices. The result has been a wonderful running conversation on belief or lack […]

Missionaries Face Fines for Sharing Their Faith

source: The Moscow Times, December 3, 2009 By Alexander Bratersky Ordinary believers face fines for sharing their faith with strangers in the metro or on the street under amendments drafted by the Justice Ministry that are stirring worries among Protestant groups about a clampdown on religious freedom.  

Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop Offers Apology to Hindus over Conversion Attempts

source: Virtue Online, Sept 29, 2009 The ultra liberal Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles J. Jon Bruno offered a formal apology to Hindus for centuries-old acts of religious discrimination including attempts by Christians to convert them. He then authorized a joint Hindu-Anglican service at St John's Cathedral in Los Angeles permitting Hindu devotees to receive […]

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