Honnavar, Uttara Kannada Dt. Karnataka: 07-09-2013 – St. Thomas Church at Honnavar in the coastal district of Uttara Kannada in Karnataka is one of the oldest churches of Mar Thomaites involved in the service of the society doing a lot of good work for the amelioration of the suffering by people regardless of their religious background. Besides running a Kannada medium school, the St. Thomas School, they also have a Children’s Compassion Home at Haladipur, where they cater to the needs of about 60 poor orphan children giving them food, clothes and also helping them through tuition classes in the evenings and holidays. The children who belong to all religious backgrounds go back to their respective homes in the evening after an early meal.
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Christian leader slams three new attacks in August. Despite changes in the state government, the influence of the Hindu ultra-nationalists Bharatiya Janata Party continues to cause acts of anti-Christian violence and boycotts.
Believers Attacked and Church Burnt & Razed to the Ground in Hassan
Belur, Hassan, Karnataka: 31-08-2013 - Pastor Annaiah is in charge of Zion Prayer Mandira, a church at Narasipur village In Belur Taluk of Hassan District in Karnataka. He has a congregation of about 250 believers and he has been looking after their spiritual needs during the last 10 years. All the believers originally belong to the Bhovi community, a sub-caste among the Scheduled Castes in the Hindu fold.
Mundgodu, Karwar, Karnataka: 31-08-2013 -Pastor Devu Kanu Pale Gowli, 33, is the pastor of a House Church, Blessing Ministry Church, at Kauthoor village, Mundgodu Taluk of Karwar District in Karnataka. He lives with his wife, Jaya, 26, and a one month old baby boy. He is from an orthodox Hindu background belonging to the Gowli caste, originally hailing from Maharashtra. Pastor Devu accepted Christ about 8 years ago and committed himself to serve Christ in all respects. He also went to a bible college to study and know more about the teachings of Christ.