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Persecution of Indian Christians

Title:Persecution of Indian Christians
Author:Melanchthon M.
Publication:Dialog / Blackwell Publishing
Enumeration:vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 103-113/ Summer 2002
Abstract:Christians are one among many minority religious groups in India that face “persecution.” “Persecution” here relates to the unjust treatment of lower classes in the Hindu caste system; it is not only Christians that are persecuted, but all those who fall in the lower castes. Part of the animosity towards Christians, then, is due to the fact that many Christian schools have been built to educate the masses thereby upsetting the existing caste system; furthermore, Christianity preaches a classless gospel. Persecution of Christians in India takes place under the guise that Christian Missionaries are covertly trying to convert Hindu–Indian society to the western cult of individualism. Government propaganda, laws, and programs designed to thwart Christian efforts, feed off of this mentality. Unfortunately, there are certain Christian groups that feed off of the misery of people in an unjust caste–system, offering salvation through conversion. These groups do not help matters at all; in fact, they add fuel to the fire.

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