India Archives - HEART Christian newspaper
Christian families have fled their homes in the Jharkhand state of India after threats from angry Hindus.
According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), seven families left Masiya Mahuwatoli village on 12 June after about 200 villagers tried to force them …
India’s Maoists have claimed responsibility for the gruesome murder of a Pentecostal pastor in Jharkhand State, but Christians believe Hindu extremists were involved.
Pentecostal Church of God’s Abraham Topno was kidnapped by gunmen in Ranchi District, who slit his throat …
Kenya: Defending human rights lawyers and girls ‘sold’ as brides
A Christian human rights attorney, Willie Kimani, his client, and their cab driver were kidnapped and murdered in Kenya by four police officers.
The East Africa Center for Law and Justice (EACLJ) has taken up the case and says, “Those who tried to silence Willie Kimani must be held accountable. Human rights defenders must be guaranteed safety.”
VIOLENT ATTACKS against Christians and churches in India have increased this past summer.
Some 18 incidents were recorded by World Watch Monitor during July, August and the beginning of September. The states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha had 16 incidents due to anti-conversion laws.
Arundel minister’s team visits India
At the time of going to press, Rev Mark Weeden and a small team from Sussex will have concluded ten days of ministry in Kenya. Hosted by local pastors in the developing world, these visits take place several times a year and often include meeting up with the national representatives of organisations like Bible Society and Operation Mobilisation.