The activist criticizes the statement in the UN Council for Human Rights by the Indian delegation. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which controls the violation of religious freedom abroad, said that in India the religious minority communities and Dalits face discrimination and persecution.
Pope Francis has granted the title of Lawyer of the Roman Rota to Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bombay, India.The Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) congratulates His Eminence on his prestigious appointment to the Roman Rota by Pope.
A top Hindu American outfit said the hearing on a Christian charity organisation is "an undue endorsement" of one religion over other."We believe that Compassion International s claim that it is a humanitarian organisation only, while its publicly stated mission is evangelisation, is disingenuous," said Suhag Shukla, executive director and legal counsel of the Hindu American Foundation.(Earlier : Top American lawmakers have expressed concern over the alleged curbs imposed by India on a Christian charity organisation whose representatives appeared before a Congressional hearing seeking change in New Delhi's policies related to foreign funding of NGOs.
Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) wishes its readers Happy Diwali.
The imagery of Diwali that evokes the Bible's own imagery of light and darkness, and provides a fascinating and distinctly Indian frame for the master narrative of the Bible -- the story of God redeeming humanity through the life and work of Jesus.