Seventeen-year-old Daya was courted by a young man who then persuaded her to elope. But Daya’s dreams of a happy future ended when she realised she had been tricked into bonded labour, forced to work long hours at a biscuit factory, and was then abused in the evenings.
13 July 2017
Anglicans around the Communion are getting involved in prayer, reflection and action for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.
25 November 2016
Clergy and lay leaders from Anglican churches in south Asia are taking part in a pioneering programme designed to increase culturally sensitive theological training.
18 November 2016
More than 50,000 Christians are expected to attend a Gospel Convention Shanti Sammelan (peace conference) in Gujarat next Tuesday.
01 November 2016
Churches in India held a “black day” of protest last week against the continuing discrimination faced by Christians and Muslims in the country’s caste system.
15 August 2016
Churches throughout India are stepping up protests against the country’s discriminatory caste system which disadvantages Dalit Christians and Muslims.
19 July 2016
Christians and Muslims joined forces in New Delhi today in a silent rally against continuing discrimination against them. In 1950, the Indian government made the Constitutional Scheduled Caste Order to increase rights and improve the lives of previously disadvantaged Dalits; but Christians and Muslims were excluded from the new benefits because both groups reject casteism.
10 March 2016
The Church should “re-commit and re-dedicate itself to do all for the freedom of those enslaved and trafficked, so that they may have life and have it more abundantly,” the general secretary of the Synod of the Church of North India has said.
12 January 2016
A senior bishop of the Methodist Church in India, Dr Taranath Sagar, a leading figure in the country’s ecumenical movement, has died this week after a heart attack.
22 October 2015
Women from the Anglican and United Churches of South Asia share achievements in their work with women and girls and explore challenges in seeking gender justice in their region.
16 October 2015