Courtesy of Barb Gauthier, I learned this morning that the India Missions Association has set aside today, Sept. 7, 2008, as a day of prayer and fasting. The religious tensions inside India are extremely high. Fundamentalist Hindus are singling out Christians for extreme harassment. Note the treatment of nuns in a report also included below.
Dear All, The India Missions Association and a number of Protestant and Catholic churches have asked that this Sunday be set aside to pray for the Christians in northern India, who are being persecuted by Hindu extremists. Churches, homes and schools have been torched. Several Christians and one Hindu have been killed and many are now living in the jungle or make-shift refugee camps. Pray for God's protection and for the faithful witness of all those who "have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 15:26). and are in this moment "suffering disgrace for the Name" (Acts 5:41). May they, like Paul and John, rejoice "because ...1