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Christianity Today Podcast: 

INDIA IS NOT PROTECTING ITS CHRISTIANS 


When India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Bharativa Janata party (BJP) won landslide victories in last month’s national elections, Modi tweeted:
“Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!”
But difficulties for religious minorities in India during Modi’s five-year tenure paint a different picture than his “winning” message. 

The Hindutva movement—which is made up of extremists who believe that all Indians must be Hindu—have gone after Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, and other religious minorities.

Since 2014 when Modi was first elected, India has risen 11 spots on the Open Door’s World Watch List.  Last year they reported that more than 12,000 Christians were attacked. 



Vijayesh Lal, 
Evangelical Fellowship of India
The above podcast from Christianity Today's digital media producer, Morgan Lee, with Vijayesh Lal, the general secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India, discusses: 
  • The difference between Hinduism and the Hindutva (translation, Hindu Essence) political movement that has been the driver for increasing religious minority persecutions in India.
  • The Hindu Rashtra Vision: How P.M. Modi, an ardent follower and former evangelist for Hindutva,, has empowered this ideology and its political party, the BJP,  that seeks to create a Hindu Nation where Chrisians, Muslims and other minorities are the enemy.
  • Learn who the Dalit's really are and why they are considered "untouchables".
  • The truth about "Conversion Accusations" used to target Christians and persecute the Church. 
The 51 minute podcast is an in-depth look at the challenges our brothers and sisters in India face but even more important, how the God is moving in India, keeping His promise to grow His church.  

Click here for a transcript of this podcast interview.
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Three Indian Christians Charged with  'Murder by Prayer' 

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) reports that the three young men pictured above were arrested in India after praying for a sick village woman who later died.

The charge was "murder" by prayer.

The men belonged to a small village Christian church.  They knew better than to share the Gospel on the streets of their village - that was certain to attract persecution.  They simply prayed for the wife of a friend who was ill. But the woman's neighbors blamed the Christian men for her death when she didn't get better after their prayer.  This led to their arrest and imprisonment.

The three have been released on bail after 11 months in prison but they still must stand trial for "murder" by prayer.  During that 11 month span they have led 13 fellow inmates to faith in the Lord Jesus. Surjan, Kolah, and Krishna may face life in prison. Please share with us in this special opportunity to stand with our brothers in India, lifting them in prayer.

You can read the full VOM article here
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  • Hindu Attacks Against Christians on the Rise in Southern India

India : Christian Broadcast Network News Update
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Level of persecution against them continues to rise, according to various media reports.
In the first nine months of the year, the Indian southern states of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala have reported at least 60 cases of attacks against Christians. In contrast, 36 attacks against Christians were seen in the first nine months of 2017, according to religious freedom advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). 

The state of Kerala, India, home of Kerusomen Gospel Ministries, India  headquarters, is located at the Southern tip region
 where these attacks occurred.  
Please join us in prayer for our brothers and sisters in India. 

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Christians Standing Strong Amid Rising Persecution in India

Continued violence against Christians and churches

Since the current ruling party took power in 2014, attacks have increased, and Hindu radicals believe they can attack Christians with no consequences. As a result, Christians have been targeted by Hindu national extremists more and more each year. (Open Doors USA 2019 World Report) The churches you support with Kerusomen are not immune to these attacks. While we cannot publish details for the protection of our fellow church families in India, if you join our prayer team we will gladly share with you updates as we receive them. 
Join Us in Prayer for India
The following video will give you insight and knowledge as you pray.



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