Robinson Roat (Evangelist, Raigarh-CG) was beaten by Hindu radicals on Sunday, 12 September 2010 morning as the Sunday School was in progress in his Home-Church. Some 20-25 youths of his neighborhood barged into his house and assaulted him, threatened & asked him to stop all Christian activities in the neighborhood.
WHEN ALI Mirzia visited India for the first time, he came as an Afghan contestant at the Asian Kickboxing Championship in Mumbai. He left as the welter-weight gold medallist. He was back in 2008, this time as a refugee, escaping religious oppression. Ali is an Afghan Christian. He converted to Christianity in his native country, the hotbed of Islamic intolerance.
Written by John A. Oyewole
JOHN Paul 11, throughout his pontificate, was a model of peace and love for humanity, whose dignity he believed should be restored. This he did by simple positive actions like embracing persons with HIV/AIDS at the time when people were most reluctant to touch them. John Paul 11 extended the arms of oneness, friendship, dialogue and ecumenism by praying at the Wailing Wall as well as in the Mosque in Jerusalem while respecting the decorum of each religion; and it was during his era that a mighty Mosque was built in Rome.
Because of these and more, Pope John Paul 11 won the admiration of many including non-Christians. Besides, John Paul 11 made series of apologies to those concerned, and stressed the importance of the right of peaceful co-existence of all groups of people. The fact that Muslims and Jews see him as a great man is indeed an indication of a man of God who strove to make peace between opposing people who indeed should have been friends.
Orissa Diary : Cuttack: The first phase hearing of Kandhamal Nun rape case finished. The next date for hearing is fixed to August 10 and 11. On the fifth day out of four witnesses, two were present and recorded their witness. In close door hearing at the Chamber of Cuttack District Judge Bira Kishore Mishra.
First the witness of the Cuttack Sadar SDJM Prasanta Kumar Das were recorded. On 5th January, the TI Parade conducted in Choudwar Jail by Cuttack Sadar SDJM Sri Das. Sri Das said Out of 9 accused father Chelen had failed to identify a single accuse. Concerned Nun could abale to identify two accused Kartik Pradhan and Santosh Patnaik.