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India: strong faith

A family of five in the State of Haryana in Northern India is struggling to make ends meet as winter approaches, after refusing to give up their Christian faith at the behest of their husband and father, it was reported in early December.

British Pakistani Christian Association

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Some of the family, with their pastor | photo: BPCA

Ramesh Kumar, a Hindu, is scandalised by his family coming to faith in Jesus Christ. This is a common response to conversion in India, where changing one’s faith from Hinduism is abhorred and can lead to extreme violence. In many States anti-conversion laws exists.