International Institute for Religious Freedom

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Hinduists (as offenders)

India: EFI Condemns the Rape of a Nun in West Bengal

The Evangelical Fellowship of India expresses the disgust, anguish and anger of the citizens of India, and in particular of the Christian community, at the gang rape of a 71 year old Catholic Nun on M...

India: Delhi protest marks 300 days of BJP in India

PM's record: 300 days, 168 attacks on Christians

India: Two Christian churches vandalized by suspected Hindu fundamentalists

Suspected Hindu fundamentalists were accused of vandalizing two more churches in India over the weekend, in the latest violence against Christians in the Hindu-majority country.

India: List of Incidents targeting the Christian Community in India

EFI-News November - December 2014

Obama Sifted Wheat from Chaff as He Called for Religious Freedom in India

WEA-RLC Research and Analysis Report - 1/2015

India: Indian bureaucrat convert to challenge preaching ban

Chellakani Umashankar, an elite Indian bureaucrat in southern Tamil Nadu state, has decided to challenge the order by the government of southern Tamil Nadu state that asked him to stop preaching and c...

India: Ahead of Obama's visit, India's Christians start hotline on Hindu harassment

Indian Christians from across denominations have formed a legal-aid agency, complete with a telephone hotline number, to respond to increasing attacks that have followed the rise of Hindu nationalists...

India: Indian Bishops tell government NO to "saffronisation", YES to secularism

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "urgently intervene" to stop threats against religious freedom across the nation. The impunity enjoyed by radi...

India: Foreign money being spent on religious conversions is an open secret: Venkaiah Naidu

Describing religious conversions and re-conversions as equally bad, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that a "lot of foreign money has been spent on conversions" in Indi...

World: Hate campaigns target atheists, humanists and liberals as distinct minority

This is a guest post from Bob Churchill, communications director for the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

India: We strongly condemn the blasphemous and hateful burning of our church

An act to be condemned "not only because it blasphemous and accomplished in hatred of the Christian community, but also because it took place in the capital of the country, already battered by other i...

India: Tension simmers following attack on Christians in troubled Bastar

Scores of policemen are camping in a remote Indian village following an Oct. 25 attack on Christians by Hindu fundamentalists. ...

India: Hindu hardliners influencing officials' treatment of Christians

Police and local officials in central Madhya Pradesh state have been harassing Christians at the behest of hardline Hindu groups, according to Christian leaders.

India: Indian Christian man forced to separate from Hindu wife by right-wing activists

An Indian couple who married last week had their marriage annulled by police after pressure from Hindu nationalists. ...

India: EFIRLC statement on violence against Christians in Uttar Pradesh

The Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India condemns the dastardly attack on the Nazarene Church at Sehkari Nagar, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh on July 16, 2014, which is a d...