New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
World >

Indian villages ban missionary work

by a staff reporter

MORE than 30 villages and towns in central India have banned non-Hindu missionaries from entering, and placed a further ban on non-Hindu religious activities.

The bans have been passed by the village councils, known as gram sabhas. The text of one resolution passed by a gram sabha in the district of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, said that it was needed to stop "forced conversion by some outsider religious campaigners".

The Hindu right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Chaplain

Wales

EVERYONE DESERVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A FRESH START WITH YOUR HELP THEY CAN Chaplain - Ecumenical (HMP Parc) HM Prison & YOI Parc, Bridgend £30,369.42 pa | Full-time (40 hours per w...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

Jo Wroe talks to the writer and stand-up comic A. L. Kennedy, who will be making her Greenbelt debut this weekend  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Should the full synodical process for church legislation be retained?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings  Read More

Sat 29 Aug 15 @ 21:26
Islamic State destroys temple after beheading archaeologist http://t.co/YzgQEjDQZr

Sat 29 Aug 15 @ 20:22
Church leaders 'astonished' by 'fabricated stories' in benefits leaflet http://t.co/bcg6D2hTwj http://t.co/78GD7UQ4Rl