Evangelical Fellowship of India News, June 2008

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Promoting Human Rights and the Freedom of Conscience
June 30, 2008
Rev. Dr. Richard Howell

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.
News at a Glance
'Condition of Dalits worst in UP'
In a virtual snub to the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Thursday said the state had the "worst track record" across the country in terms of atrocities on Dalits...
City police entry into church angers pastors
The presence of police at the 40-year-old Hebron Church in Golconda crossroads on June 8 has angered the congregation...
Where will other Christian boys go, ask activists
Christian bodies have taken exception to the decision of St Stephen's College to prefer Christian candidates belonging to the Church of North India (CNI), and especially those associated with the Delhi Diocese...
Have 60% cut-off for 50% at St Stephen's: Bishop
In a move that is certain to erode academic excellence at St Stephen's College, one of the premier higher education institutions in the country, the church has ordered a slashing of the cut-off marks for Christian students to 60% in order ...
City churches get hipper as youth take centrestage
Football leagues. Cafes. Rock concerts. Camps. Leadership teams instead of priests. If you thought church in Chennai was restricted to a Sunday morning sermon, you couldn't be further from the truth....
AP women show the way
Women of Andhra Pradesh are now teaching their sisters in Uttar Pradesh the dynamics of empowerment through self-help groups...
'Child welfare vital in custody decision'
In a divorced couple's legal battle over their children's custody, it is the welfare of the minor child/children that should be the paramount consideration, the Supreme Court has said...
Talk to your kids about sex. It helps
So, what's the best source of knowledge for youngsters when it comes to matters related to sex?
Women's panel infringing on religious rights: Church
Church groups in Kerala have taken exception to the state Women's Commission's recommendations to the state Government to protect the rights and interests of nuns...
Meghalaya refuses to give up on disputed village
day after Assam Government reiterated that Langpih was not negotiable, Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy on Monday said he would insist on a discussion on the disputed village during...
Forest Rights Act set to give tribals their dues
In a belated move, the forest-dwelling tribals and other traditional forest-dwellers of Nayagarh are going to realise their traditional community rights over forestland following the introduction of Forest Rights Act, 2006...
Kids in metros pick on 'mood disorders'
If your child has problem in concentration, doesn't sleep well and suffers from depression, it is better to be cautious - it could be because of mood disorder.

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