Bengal Christian Council assesses hill’s minority situation

June 12, 2017 by  
Filed under India, newsletter-india

West Bengal, June 11, 2017: In the wake of growing anti-Christian and anti-minority attacks in various parts of the country, senior office bearers of Bangiya Christiyo Pariseba (BCP) from Kolkata held a meeting with Christian leaders of Kurseong area.

Twenty year old Kurseong United Christian Minority Welfare Society (KUCMWS) organized the meeting at St Paul’s Church Kurseong, June 11.

Some 50 heads of schools, colleges and pastors and lay leaders participated.

The BCP General Secretary Mr Herod Mallick appraised participants on “the urgent need of Christian unity as top priority to meet the challenges of the hour.”

“Why after 2000 years of evangelization efforts, 97 per cent of the people of India have rejected Christianity,” he asked.

Citing the existing division among some 160 Christian denominations in India, Mr Mallick said, “It is because we are not united.”

Bengal Christian Council Secretary insisted that the prayer of Jesus in John 17:23, “‘that the world will recognize Christ as send from God,’ only if Christians are united.”

He called on community leaders to disseminate to rank and file members of their respective communities, the fundamentalist, anti-Christian and anti-minority agenda of parties in the country and the various ways in which they try to eliminate tribal people and minorities.

BCP Coordinator Mr Subir Sarkar called on participants to chalk out practical action plan to promote

Christian Unity and network with other Christian and minority groups in the hills of Darjeeling, Mirik and Kalimpong.

Office bearers of KUCMWS such as President Mr Edwin Chettri, Vice-president Fr Paul Sitling, Secretary Mr Deepak Lepcha and Chairperson Mr Peter Kerr and president of Darjeeling Christian Forum Mr Ramesh Nechal participated.

On Saturday 1st July, BCP is organizing a state level meeting of Christian thinkers, writers, activists and presbyters in Kolkata to chalk out plans to stall the anti-minority and anti-Christian forces.

– matters india

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