India: Evangelical Fellowship of India Newsletter, Aug 08, 2007

General August 8, 2007
Promoting Human Rights and the Freedom of Conscience
August 8, 2007

Editorial Team
Rev. Richard Howell
Arpana Mukha
Deepak Narula

AIM Magazine
August Issue
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.
News at a Glance

EFI Intervention Petition Admitted by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on July 13, admitted an intervention petition filed by the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) in a writ petition filed by social activist Shabnam Hashmi seeking a uniform adoption ...>>

Jakhar sends MP conversion Bill to President
Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar has sent the MP Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill for the consideration of the President. The Act, first passed in 1968, was amended by the BJP Government in 2006...>>

70,000 Indian children are battling AIDS
About 70,000 children below the age of 15 in India are battling the dreaded HIV/AIDS, some who are born with it and others through blood transfusion...>>

Rajasthan's tribal children wilt away in cotton fields
At least one lakh minor children from Rajasthan's tribal belt employed in the cotton fields of Gujarat are losing their childhood to eke out a living...>>

NHRC gets compliance report from States, Union TerritoriesThe National Human Rights Commission, which had been supervising the implementation of the guidelines, has been given the compliance reports by all the States and Union Territories...>>

Killed in the womb - Female foeticide is India's shameThe shocking discovery of body parts of what appear to be fully formed female foetuses in a pit of a nursing home at Nabaghanapur in Orissa is a national shame and a scandal that should outrage the conscience of every citizen...>>

Register all Marriages, says SC
In an effort to make the registration of marriages in the country compulsory, the Supreme Court on Monday directed all the states to frame rules for this, irrespective of the couples religion...>>

India Inc gets World Bank's accolades for war against HIVFrom setting up clinics along the highway for truckers, and educating migrant labourers about HIV/AIDS to selling condoms with toothpaste in rural areas, corporate India has stepped in where Government is unable to reach...>>

'No deterrent against sexual harassment at work place'THE DELHI High Court has expressed "deep concern" over the absence of a law that is an effective deterrent against sexual harassment at a work place...>>

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Editorial

Live as Servant of God Then You are FreeIt’s imperative to know our identity! Called by God, therefore as “aliens and strangers” in the society. As Christians we first belong to the God of all cultures, and then to our respective cultures...>>

Main Story

Girls not wantedLed By Its Richest Districts, Maharastra Kills more Than One Lakh Unborn Girls Each Year. Scores of expectant parents and unscrupulous doctors determine the sex of foetuses with the idea of killing them, if they are girls.
The Inside Story

Persecution

Missionary dies in Assam; Hands of Religious Fanatics suspected
A Missionary was beaten up at Guwahati the capital city of Assam and succumbed to death after four days. Hands of Hindutva fanatics are suspected in the killing and Police have failed to trace the culprit...
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Pastor Jailed on False Conversion Charges in Bhilai, ChhattisgarhAccused and framed under the forceful conversion and allurement charges an Independent Pastor, Samuel Simon (47 yrs) was arrested by police on Tuesday...>>

Communities

Marriage: God's Design for man & womanMarriage is unique within the creation plan of God. It is also a covenant established with God by the couple. Regardless of problems, disagreements or fights, couples need to resolve their differences individually before God and then with each other...>>

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