Category: Christian World

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International assistance dispatched to Nepal following quake

Pope 'deeply saddened' by massive loss of life, expresses solidarity with those affected. Nepal:  International aid groups and governments escalated efforts to dispatch rescuers and supplies to earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation...

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Pakistani human rights activist shot dead

Karachi (Matters India)— Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving...

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Bishops condemn Hindu Mahasabha statement

The Hindu Mahasabha leader’s statement said Churches are no longer places of worship but factories for conversion. New Delhi:  The Catholic bishops’ Conference of India has condemned the “highly provocative” statement of the Hindu Mahasabha general secretary Munna Kumar Shukla...

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Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over ‘cross’ protest

Kuala Lumpur (Matters India)— Malaysia’s government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country....

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Assam doctor uses religion to propagate health

Guwahati (Story By: Abdul Gani – Matters India): Due to the social dogma and superstition, introducing family planning measures has been pretty difficult, especially among the rural Muslims for a long time. But Dr Ilias Ali, Professor of Surgery at the Guwahati...

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Christians express shock over Agra church attack

No arrests yet as fear grows of further sectarian incidents. Police have failed to make an arrest four days after a church was attacked in the northern Indian city of Agra raising fears among the Christian community that religious extremists...

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National peace movement launched

The movement also aims to educate the youth about India's pluralism and the need to be sensitive towards under privileged. Indore (UCAN):  Peace activists from different religions across India together launched a national movement for peace Thursday in Indore aiming...

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Church attacks: priests express concern over security

Mathura (matters India): Christian priests in Mathura on Friday raised security concern after an attack on the 95-year-old St. Mary’s Church in Agra on Thursday. The priests fear that they, too, could be attacked by anti-social elements. “The desperate elements...