Nepali Christians for decades have humbly persevered through persecution. But now they have been pushed to the edge. The government has taken away their rights to bury their own dead, and it has become so contentious that Hindu extremists have at times dug up their dead and thrown them into the roads, forcing Christians to have to even re-bury their loved ones in the secret of the night. This has gone too far. Now Nepali Christians are peacefully protesting.
As of April 7, 2011 a group of Nepali Christians has been fasting, praying, and in Kathmandu for 16 days to get the attention of the government of Nepal. Ashley Denton (http://www.ciym.org) and Daniel Treat (http://www.artformissions.org) were in Nepal working to encourage and equip indigenous young leaders in Pokhara and Kathmandu and were able to capture this raw video footage. Will you pray that the government will show basic human dignity and respect the rights of Christians to bury their own dead. This issue may seem foreign to those of us in the West, but it is absolutely crucial for Christians living in this mostly Hindu society. If governments can go this far to humiliate people and ignore their basic rights, then how far will they go if they are not held accountable for this? More information on related issues through the Center for International Youth Ministry @ http://www.ciym.org http://www.ashleydenton.org
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