Tuesday, September 2, 2008

INDIA: Archbishop of Canterbury calls for end to violence in Orissa

Violence continues against Christians in India. Maybe something to add to this week's prayer list.

Churches in India closed about 30,000 of their educational institutions on August 29 to protest against the continuing attacks by mobs of Hindus, which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called a "national shame." The Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, said in an August 26 statement that "the news of churches being destroyed, orphanages set on fire, and Christians forced to flee for their lives are cause for great concern. We urge all Episcopalians to keep the Church of North India…in our prayers."


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