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India: protective church

In an area of central India where tribal animists enlist Maoist militants to kill Christians who refuse to recant, Sodi Joga took it seriously when relatives threatened to kill him, his wife and 5-year-old daughter.

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Animists and Hindu extremists stand against a Christian

Joga and his family had been attending Christian worship services for more than a year. They wouldn’t take part in a cleansing ritual and bow to tribal deities. As a result, villagers expelled the family from their home. Violence against Christians from tribal villages reached a level of at least one incident every other week. Shunned by their tribal kinsmen, new Christians must be supported by strong churches.