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  • Attacks against India’s Christians doubled in 2017

    Attacks against India’s Christians doubled in 2017

    • Feb 22, 2018

    Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled in 2017 amid efforts to label the religious minority a danger to the state.

  • Bishops of India told to do more to help former ‘untouchables’

    Bishops of India told to do more to help former ‘untouchables’

    • Feb 6, 2018

    Bishops in India have been told the Church must “move away from being content with doling out some schemes and programs” for Dalits – those at the bottom of Hinduism’s caste system formerly known as “untouchables” – and work to develop “a deeper understanding of the causes and manifestations of deprivation, discrimination and exclusion of Dalit Christians within the Church, by the larger society and by the State.”

  • Christians in India call for justice for former ‘untouchables’ this Sunday

    Christians in India call for justice for former ‘untouchables’ this Sunday

    • Nov 11, 2017

    The Catholic bishops in India joined with the country’s National Council of Churches to institute Dalit Liberation Sunday every second Sunday of November. The former “untouchables” have suffered discrimination for centuries, but those who are Christians suffer additional marginalization, as well as losing eligibility for government assistance programs available to other Dalits.

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