- Sep 20, 2020
A ferocious anti-Christian pogrom broke out in Kandhamal, India, in late 2007 and 2008. Riots led by radical Hindus left 100 people dead, thousands injured, 300 churches and 6,000 homes destroyed and 50,000 people displaced, many hiding in forests where more died of hunger and snakebites.
A 2008 anti-Christian pogrom in Kandahamal in eastern India that ended with at least 100 people dead, hundreds injured and thousands homeless left deep wounds in the impoverished and illiterate rural communities it affected. Yet two recent vocations stories suggest that new Christian life is stirring, even where militant Hindu radicals tried to wipe it out eight years ago.