INDIA : ( capital – New Delhi )
Population : 1.237 billion.
Official Language: Hindi Language, English Language.
Religion : Hinduism, which makes up about 80% ,about 0.4% of the population identifies as a Jain and only about 0.7% of the population is Buddhist. Another religion found in India is Sikhism, which makes up about 2% of the population. Islam makes up about 12% of the population, which is the second largest religion in the country. Christianity only makes up about 2.5% of the population.
Location : South Asia
1. Pray for freedom of religion In India as the major religion is Hinduism as Christians could be arrested for as little as handing out Christian pamphlets.
2. Christians in India continue to experience rising levels of persecution as Hindu nationalist gain influence in the country’s government and society.
3. The Christian community in India continue to feel insecure and frustrated because of official discrimination especially the government of Orissa , who have proven in the past to anti-Christian biases .
4. Pray for our sisters in Christ who are being abducted , raped , forced into conversion and marriage or even sold into sexual slavery.
5. Pray for children as they are often left with scarcely enough provision to survive when their fathers and mothers are martyred or imprisoned for their faith.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice.