Date: December 18.2019
We watch aghast as state-sanctioned persecution of Christians, and other minorities, unfolds globally. In India, the streets are ablaze as protest ignites over a deceptive law proposed by Narendra Modi’s government to “protect” minority migrant groups from discrimination with preferential citizenship rights, all the while excluding and, possibly expelling, Muslim immigrants. Wide-ranging destructive consequences could include a deluge of Hindu migrants displacing fragile Christian and minority ethnic communities in the north-east of the country.
Just a few weeks ago, Russia’s President Putin stood alongside Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban earnestly pledging to protect war-ravaged Christians in “cradle of Christianity” at a joint meeting with Christian leaders from the Middle East. Yet in Russia, both evangelical and Orthodox Christian leaders are sounding alarm bells over heavy-handed misuse of counter-terrorism legislation to oppress Protestant Christians.