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Jharkhand, deny food rations to poor tribal Christians

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In September 13, families did not receive the benefits they are entitled to. The rations canceled because Christians did not want to pay the fee for a Hindu festival. Sajan K George: "These policies want to divide tribals."

Ranchi (AsiaNews) - In a small village in Jharkhand, food rations to 13 poor tribal families have been denied only because they are Christian. This is a complaint to AsiaNews Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (Gcic). He complains that in the Indian state, "the right of the poor to food has been denied, utilizing the policies of conversion. The social boycott of people in extreme need is not just a question of human rights or a religious affair, but it wounds the soul of the individual deep inside. "

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India,home to the world’s second-largest population, the country fared poorly on the Global Hunger Index (GHI, )

Home to the world’s second-largest population, the country fared poorly on the Global Hunger Index (GHI, pdf) for 2017 released by the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday (Oct. 12). India ranked 100 out of 119 countries on the GHI, worse than last year’s position of 97 out of 118. A lower ranking is indicative of a higher rate of malnutrition and hunger.

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Kandhamal's violence-hit Christians continue to inspire

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Catholic women leaders from across India with Christians in the Kandhamal region of eastern on Oct. 5. Anti-Christian violence erupted in the region nine years ago resulting in 100 deaths. (photo provided) Bhubaneswar:
Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

Martin Luther and 500th Protestant Reformation

The Monk Who Changed the World: Martin Luther and the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, in the town of Wittenberg, Germany, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew.

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