India is the largest democracy in the world.
It’s also an incredible field for Christian missions.
But Christians—and Christian missionaries—in growing parts of India face terrible persecution:
- Destruction of churches and home
- Christian businesses are targeted as well
And now the Indian government is enacting new restrictions against religious liberty.
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has changed the reading of one law, the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. The law initially states that Indians cannot accept any money from a foreign government or any other entity which is directly intending to harm the country.
The intent of this new legal interpretation is to crack down on Non-Government organizations which act as terrorist fronts. But advocates for this change also argue that no group should promote values contrary to the national values of the government.
The extension of this law will include targeting Christian missionary groups!
Can you imagine Christian missionaries who cannot spread the good news? Can you imagine local churches and Bible Studies who depend on foreign donations forced to close down or go into hiding in order to receive financial support?
Compassion International, a well-known, world-wide Christian charity, has pleaded with the federal government to pressure India to change this new policy.
If nothing happens, 570 churches, charities, and other organizations in Indian which depend on Compassion International will lose funding. 145,000 Indian children will be affected.
This is one of the most restrictive attacks on religious liberty and charity yet!
Please pray for our Christian brothers and sisters, and let us pray that the Indian government backs off this unjust ordinance.
This is a clear case for on Trump’s new ambassador of religious freedom can take a stand.
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