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Dalit Liberation Theology: Interview with James Massey

Story: Matters India. Reverend James Massey, who died March 3, was a leading Dalit Christian theologian, one of the pioneers in the field. He wrote several books on Dalit Christian theology. He was the general secretary of the Indian Society for...

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Cardinal raises concern over ‘decline in secular values’

Thiruvananthapuram (Matters India)– Syro Malankara Catholic Church Chief Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholics has expressed serious concern over the ‘’decline in secular values’’ in the country. Presiding over the inaugural of the birth centenary celebrations of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios here on...

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Proud of Christian education: Uttar Pradesh CM

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has promised all possible support to Christians in the northern Indian state. The 41-year-old leader also said his Samajwadi (socialist) Party would ensure that all communities were treated with equality and respect. Yadav was...

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Bishops seek Modi’s help for Dalit reservation

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church also sought Modi's help for dalit reservation. New Delhi (UCAN): Catholic leaders, who addressed a New Delhi seminar along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have sought his help in introducing reservation for...

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Kerala Church asks Marxists not to use saints’ photos

Alappuzha (Matters India): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) should not use the pictures of Saint Alphonsa and Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara to get votes in Kerala, a Catholic church official said Tuesday. The CPI-M state party conference will be held...

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Modi promises Christians to protect religious freedom

The lack of a public statement from Modi had caused concern among Christian leaders Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Tuesday told a gathering of Christians that his government would ensure religious freedom, amid increasing criticism that his administration was apathetic...

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Clash of Clans: In Church Fight Over Modi

Is the CBCI stumbling over Delhi diocese's gesture to Modi?   The decision to invite the Prime Minister to the joint celebration staged by the Faridabad Eparchy and the Delhi diocese to honor the new saints Fr. Kuriakose Chavara and...

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Delhi Church attacks – Kolkota Protests

Report: ISAAC HAROLD GOMES, ICPA – KOLKATA On 10 Feb 2015, the day Arvind Kejriwal pulled off an AAPsolute miracle by crushing the “invincible” BJP at Delhi Assembly Election, the Archdiocese of Calcutta organized a Protest at Park Circus 7 Point Crossingat...

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Muslims, Christians celebrate AAP victory

They expressed hope that the capital would see a better government that would be above communal and caste-based politics. New Delhi:(UCAN)  Members of the Muslim and Christian communities, who had voted in large numbers for the AAP, rejoiced at the...

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Church attackers are akin to Nazis: Bishop

He cited examples of churches being vandalised, Christian prayer meets being disrupted and Bishops refused visas to India to show a ‘pattern’. Mumbai: (UCAN)  Auxiliary Bishop Agnelo Gracias of the Bombay has equated the attackers of churches across India to...

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AAP victory reflects hope of millions: Delhi archbishop

He expressed hope that the new government led by Kejriwal "would work towards welfare of all irrespective of caste, creed and class and more importantly towards social peace and religious harmony.” New Delhi:  The "historic victory" of Aam Admi Party...

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7,000 Christians faced threats in 2014, reports Catholic body

Madhya Pradesh (23) and Chhattisgarh (19), both BJP-ruled states, along with Congress-ruled Karnataka (14) account for nearly half of all incidents across India. Mumbai:  The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) says it has documented 120 attacks on Christians and their...

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Delhi church attacks: Silence of Christian MLAs /MPs ?

Delhi church attacks: Congress questions silence of Christian BJP MLAs  Panaji (matters India): Goa Congress on Monday condemned the recent police action in Delhi against Christians who took to streets over attacks on churches, and questioned the silence of state...