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    Anti-Christian Violence Erupts in Malkangiri, Orissa

    March 08, 2011: EFI expresses deep concern over the spate of anti- Christian attacks launched against the tribal Christians in Malkangiri, Orissa and appeals to the government to take appropriate and urgent action.  The Koya tribal Christians living in different villages in Malkangiri district have borne the brunt of a series of anti- Christian’s violence since 8

    Court Admits Petition against Anti-Conversion Law in India

    February 22, 2011 SHIMLA (Himachal Pradesh): The High Court of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh today admitted a petition filed by the New Delhi-based Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) challenging the constitutional validity of that state’s Freedom of Religion Act, commonly known as the “anti-conversion law.”  Admitting the petition, the Chief Justice of Himachal

    UN expert calls for protection of human rights defenders

    Babu ThomasA United Nations human rights expert has called on India to ensure a safe environment for human rights defenders working in the country.  “I am particularly concerned at the plight of human rights defenders working for the rights of marginalised people, i.e. Dalits, Adavasis (tribals), religious minorities and sexual minorities, who face particular risks

    The Conversion Factor

    Fr. Dominic Emmanuel The Supreme Court on January 21 upheld the verdict of the Orissa High Court and gave a life sentence to Bajrang Dal activist Dara Singh, who burnt alive Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons, Philip and Timothy, aged 10 and six respectively, on the night of January 22, 1999, as

    Christians ‘let down’ by Somasekhara report on church attacks

    In a blatant display of bias, the judicial commission probing the 2008 church attacks in Karnataka has given a “clean chit” to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sangh Parivar outfits. The Justice BK Somasekhara Commission, which submitted its report to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday, said there was “no basis to

    Reuniting Christianity and the arts in Hollywood

    Josephine Vivaldo, Christian Post Hollywood doesn’t like to hear you say “God”, “Jesus” or “Christian film”, says one producer. Oftentimes, Hollywood places Christian films in “a box,” says Todd Zeile, producer of the film “I Am”. But Zeile wants to change that. “We said, ‘no, that box doesn’t apply to us because we understand how