Friday, January 25, 2008

Compass Direct: Bangladesh, India

In opposition to her conversion, unknown attackers set a 70-year-old Bangladeshi woman ablaze, leaving her with burns over 70% of her body. Please pray for healing for her and for courage to stand in her faith despite this hideous attack.

In the wake of Christmas violence against Christians in Orissa State in India, Christians are again being told to convert or die, and that there will be additional attacks against them. At least 4 Christians were killed, and 730 houses and 95 churches were burned in the earlier attacks. The Hindutva group, Rashtriya Swayemsevek Sangh (RSS) is responsible for inciting the violence, which included forced reconversions to Hinduism.

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