Seminar on Crusades, Colonisation, & Conversion, in London

via www.t-identity. com published on March 14, 2007

CRUSADES, COLONISATION & CONVERSION
Strategies for global appropriation
Seminar on 21st March 2007, 6.15 pm
Royal Overseas League, Princess Alexander Hall, St James St, London.
Presentation of Report : Conversion & Anti-Conversion In India today.
by Anuja Prashar (Editor of report)



There is growing extensive evidence that UK and USA based Christian multi-national
organisations, through their own networks of Evangelical Christian organisations within India, have a clearly stated global imperialistic mission for the conversion of socially disadvantaged people.


 


 An International collaborative independent Report on these issues,suggests that the networks and linkages of all the associated evangelical organisations are complex and reach into the UK & N. American governance structures and international
policy making bodies. Some UK MPs also have strong connections with this movement.



There is also growing evidence that government funding from the USA, for Christian aid organizations, has tripled over the past five years. The UK government has also recently increased this form of funding. The report brings into question the use of the platform of “humanitarian aid”, to administer Christian evangelical practices, in the third world and in India in particular. These practices are constitutive of political interference that have a social destabilizing effect. Indian government makes adequate provision for her people.



Christian aid groups, governmental funding organisations and someUK members of
parliament state that they are committed to upholding religious freedom in India and for “Dalits” in particular. UK based Christian organisations are now suggesting that
discrimination against Dalits and other “castes” is rife within UKs Indian society today.



There is an urgent need for further discussion and clarification of this complex historical bias and the epistemological ambiguity, in the use of the terms Caste and Dalit.In 1977, the Supreme Court of India upheld the constitutionality of conversion prohibiting laws enacted by Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, clarifying that “organised conversion” , whether by force or fraud, or by providing allurement to people taking
advantage of their poverty and ignorance is anti-secular.


 

 Respect for all religions is the basis of Indian secularism, whereas conversion was grounded in religious intolerance.The Indian Constitution quite specifically frowns on conversions which disturb the peace.Today, Indian intellectuals and social analysts have come to view these evangelical conversion practices as forms of “Christian aggression” .

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