GENEVA – A coalition representing most Christian churches around the world launched a rule book on Tuesday for spreading their faith that aims to reduce tensions among themselves and with followers of other faiths.The pioneering code of conduct, under negotiation for five years, was unveiled by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Vatican and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), which together claim to represent over 90% of Christianity.
The Annual Report of USCIRF, May 2011 (Covering April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011), has for the third consecutive year placed India on its Watch List along with Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Indonesia, Laos, Russia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Venezuela.
Police on 4th May arrested believer Shivraj Marawi of Shirpani village, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh after he complained to the Sarpanch of social boycott.
Shivraj Marawi a member of Rays of Joy Church was denied water supply for building construction of his house. The villagers also objected to the construction.
Shivraj Marawi complained to the Sarpanch of the harrasment, police instead arrested Marawi and charged him under section 151 of the CrP.C.
With GCIC intervention, he was releaed on bail on 6th May.
Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj has expressed serious concern over the impression among Christians that the Somasekhara Commission has not done justice to them.Speaking to reporters in Bangalore on Feb. 6, the governor said such developments have disturbed him.
Meanwhile, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has appealed to the governor to grant permission to start legal proceedings against Somasekhara for perjury and defamation.