Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This comes from http://www.persecution.org/suffering/index.php
On August 24, 2008, radical Hindu groups started an organized campaign to drive the Christian minority out of the state of Orissa, and the Indian government has not taken decisive action to stop the violence up to this day.
Tens of thousands of Christians in India have been deprived of their homes and their freedom, and over 50 Christians have been murdered as a result of the organized violence in Orissa that has also spread to Karnataka in recent weeks. Local officials in most cases have refused to protect Christians.
India, as a member of the international community, has an obligation to defend the freedom of religion guaranteed by its own constitution. This includes the freedom of its citizens to follow the religion of their choice. The publicly stated objective of those now committing and encouraging violent acts against Christians is to deny the citizens of India this freedom.
Many thousands of Christians now live in hiding or in relief camps, afraid to return to their communities, and afraid to rebuild their destroyed homes, due to the credible threats being made against them, and due to the inaction of law enforcement officials in their regions.
Here's How You Can Help
#1 Pray: The first thing you can do to help is stop right now and ask the Lord to intervene.
#2 Next, review our petition. Indian officials are concerned about their relationship with the United States and other Western countries, so when the people shout, they will listen. We have also found that evil prefers to stay hidden and when we shine the light on it, it flees.
#3 Electronically sign the petition by clicking here.
#4 Print out the petition and take it to your church and have everyone you know sign it. Send it back to us so we can present it to Secretary Rice.
Feel free to print out extra signature pages for large numbers of sign ups. When you have collected all your signatures, please mail the signature pages to :
ICC PO Box 10277
Silver Spring, MD 20914-0277
or fax them to us (301-989-1709).
Please get them back to us by November 30.
#5 Forward this email to all your email contacts and ask them to do the same.
Sincerely in Christ,
Psalms Chapter 19
1: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4: Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5: Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6: His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7: The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8: The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9: The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10: More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11: Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12: Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13: Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.