Tag : Dalit Christians
Dalit Christians title : Christian 'Untouchables' Plan Rally For Equal Rights in India, Forced to Choose between Faith, Poverty
summary : Dalit Christians, members of the lower caste "untouchables" in India, are planning a countrywide rally in March to demand equal rights and oppose government discrimination they say targets them for their beliefs. The Marathi word "Dalit" has been used since the late 1880s to describe the outcasts who were oppressed and broken by Hindu society.
date : Feb 02, 2016 07:53 PM EST
Indian Christians, Persecution in India title : Religious Tolerance in India Questioned as 39 Dalit Christians Are ‘Converted’ to Hinduism: ‘It Was Conceived in Sin’
summary : Many people in the West think that India, where the dominant religion is Hinduism, as a place of religious tolerance. However, Christians in that country have challenged that stereotype after 39 of them were “converted” back to Hinduism on Sunday.
date : Jul 21, 2015 11:33 AM EDT
India's Dalit Untouchable Christians title : India's Poorest Dalit Christians Target of Government Persecution and Militant Violence
summary : For many in the lowest caste system in India, a people known as the Dalit, turning to Christ has brought them increased persecution in an already oppressive society. Left to work only the most menial jobs in the country, they will now lose the government benefits once reserved for the Dalit unless they choose to renounce their Christian faith and return to Hinduism.
date : Dec 29, 2014 07:16 PM EST