Evangelical Fellowship of India Newsletter, April 2008

General April 22, 2008
Promoting Human Rights and the Freedom of Conscience
April 22, 2008
Editorial TeamRev. Richard Howell
Deepak Narula

Monthly Magazine of EFI
The Church is called to a mind transformational mission. We should all proclaim the gospel and also demonstrate the gospel by being a holy nation and the salt, light and leaven of the world.

Evangelical Fellowship of India (established 1951) is a charter member of World Evangelical Alliance an accredited NGO with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

News at a Glance

Sex-test medics to face the heat - Punjab orders actionThe Punjab government has decided to tighten the noose around doctors as well as registered practitioners of homeopathy and ayurveda who guarantee the birth of a son...

Third sex gets official status in Tamil Nadu"It's a move to support these marginalized people. They exist and we cannot ignore them. We have to accept them as third gender"

Treat differently abled as per Disabilities Act: HCThe Madhya Pradesh High Court's Indore bench has pulled up the State Government for failing to provide rights to physically challenged people under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995

One million face famine after rats feast on cropspeople of Mizoram, a tiny, remote state of north-east India squeezed between Burma and Bangladesh, have known for the past 48 years that they would face famine in 2008...

Orissa achieves fastest reduction in infant mortalityGiving a boost to the social development so far as the State's health setup is concerned, the infant mortality rate (IMR) count of Orissa has registered the fastest reduction from 97 to 73 per thousand in seven years...

Male migrants behind dipping sex ratio in CapitalFemale foeticide may still be far from being eliminated, it is not the most important factor behind the skewed sex ratio in the Capital, if Delhi health officials are to be believed. Instead it is the huge number of male migrants ...

Survey unearths AIDS care woesBengal is performing poorly in healthcare delivery and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, a recent independent study conducted in three districts of the state has revealed...

Hostel breather for girl studentsGirls from the Northeast planning to study in Delhi need no longer worry about accommodation and security once the hostel is built ...

Empowering women in Himachal PradeshTo get 50 per cent reservation in Panchayati Raj Institutions, local bodies ...

Govt trying to finish off Christians: ArchbishopThiruvananthapuram Archbishop Mar Clemius has said that the present Government was trying to finish off Christians in the State and the attack by SFI against Mar Athenius College under the guise of the suicide committed ...

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Editorial

Christ is Risen: Our JoyIn an age when athletes gloat with victory and bask in the glory showered on them, he prayed to the Lord to help him exercise his faith not so much in stardom's glory but in the crucible of everyday tests and frustrations in the power of your resurrection..

Main Story

One million face famine after rats feast on crops
People of Mizoram, a tiny, remote state of north-east India squeezed between Burma and Bangladesh, have known for the past 48 years that they would face famine in 2008...

Persecution

Two cases of Persecution in MP and AP reported
An independent Pastor working in Tandur Bellampalli mandal in Asifabad of Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh was attacked by the Hindutva Radicals belonging to RSS (Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh) group on March 29th 2008...

Christian Life

THE POWER OF GENUINE PRAISE
The genuine praise is a result of a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is a big difference between singing about God and praising God...

Communities

Choosing To Work On A Bad Marriage
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. (Romans 15:7 NIV)

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