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What science say about religious conversion

NULL For many, religious experiences lead to religious conversion. While conversion need not stem from such an experience, per se, many convertees have cited religious awakenings as leading to a new spiritual perspective. But while science accepts a religious experience/conversion relationship, conversion alone is often attributed to other causes: preexisting psychological disturbances (as cited by… Read More »

Evangelism as part of foreign political strategy

NULL Evangelical Intrusions, Sandhya Jain, Rupa & Co., Pp 251 (HB), Rs 395.00 THIS book comes at an opportune moment when repeated reports of religio-political violence in the north-eastern states are pouring in, accompanied by the rise in armed rebellion from groups professing secessionist aspirations. As is universally recognised, the separatist goals are linked to… Read More »

Sex, lies and money in the church

NULL It was midnight. Fr Jose George could not sleep because there was no fan in his room. Jose knocked on Anna Jacob?s door. When she opened it, he told her he could not sleep. She invited him inside, because there was a fan. Jose had met Anna while conducting a retreat at Kottayam. ?Why… Read More »

A bitter harvest of souls

NULL Religious conversion has unhappy consequences The Supreme Court?s decision to endorse the Odisha High Court?s judgement against Dara Singh, who has been held guilty of being involved with the murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in January 1999, sentencing him to life imprisonment, brings a ghastly incident that shocked India… Read More »

The Question Of Evangelism In India

NULL "Conversion, murder and India’s Supreme Court" by Mathew Schmalz, Professor of Religious Studies at College of the Holy Cross, was featured on Washington Post’s On Faith a few days ago. I take this opportunity to respond to two questions he posed, namely, "Is conversion wrong?" and "Is anger over conversion an extenuating circumstance for… Read More »

A shocking revision

NULL The Supreme Court should have issued notice to all parties involved in the Graham Staines case before excising portions from its verdict dealing with conversion. The Supreme Court shocked the Hindu community when on January 25 it succumbed to pressure from Christian activists and modified its January 21 judgement in the Graham Staines murder… Read More »

The Greatest Christian Warmonger of All Time

NULL I had never heard of Ellis Washington until I saw his recent WorldNetDaily article titled "Nation-building? No, Christian-building" and did some digging. Besides being a weekend commentator for WorldNetDaily, Washington is a black conservative, a graduate of the John Marshall Law School, former editor of the Michigan Law Review, host of an Atlanta radio… Read More »

Narmada Kumbh and the manufactured evangelical protest

NULL The Narmada Samajik Kumbh, a purely cultural event is being politicised and demonised so much that it makes one feel as though the Hindus cannot even gather for a legitimate cause. The unwarranted protest of some Christian leaders over the Kumbh and the instant support of the Congress Party to them only confirm the… Read More »