Bible Study Fellowship Rewrites the Rulebook
From denim to downloads, BSF is loosening up and adapting for millennials.
just prior to being hired, Rowan was living in Visakhapatnam, India, where she heard stories from Christians fleeing violent persecution in the neighboring state of Orissa (now Odisha).
Gleanings: October 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
Hamas up to $50 million in cash and supplies. India: Court orders more money for Orissa victims. India's Supreme Court ruled in August that justice had
Gleanings: July/August 2013
Important developments in the church and the world.
Karnataka had more anti-Christian attacks in 2012 than any other Indian state—including notorious Orissa, where authorities recently arrested two Hindu extremists connected to the
More Arrests in Martyrdom of India Missionary Family
Two Hindu extremists will stand trial for 1999 massacre of Graham Staines and his two sons.
murders]. But the High Court in Orissa threw out charges against 44 of the accused two months after the arrests, because there was insufficient evidence.".
The Most Troubling Violation of Human Rights? Conversion, Says U.N. Report
U.N. special rapporteur: Right to conversion is "unconditionally protected under international human rights law."
This is a particular problem in countries like India, where Hindu nationalists initiated attacks on Christians, 20 of whom were arrested for celebrating baptisms, in Orissa in October.
Persecution Prompts Missions Agency to Transform
Operation Mobilization India transforms itself into a local witness.
(October 9, 2008). India's Burning Issue| Conversions in Orissa—and the violent reaction against them—highlight tension in India's not-so-dead caste system. (January 1, 2008).
How Christian Leaders Have Changed Since 9/11
Pastors, authors, & ministry leaders describe how that fateful day transformed their lives and ministries.
seek to harm us. In 1999, Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines was burned to death by a Hindu mob in Orissa, India. In 2007, German missionary
India's Grassroots Revival
With its people turning to Christ in waves, India hosts more believers now than at any time in its 4,000-year history.
Radicals Rejected | Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists. Terror in Orissa | It's time for India to start acting like the world's largest democracy.
Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists.
Radicals Rejected. Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists. Terror in Orissa | It's time for India to start acting like the world's largest democracy.