India is home to the second largest population in the world – 1.38 billion people! It also makes up one of the largest unreached populations, with 80% of the population practicing Hinduism and another 14% adhering to Islam. Today, the 2.3% Christian population is facing the violent persecution and legal oppression of an anti-Christian hysteria sweeping the nation.
In response to Hindi extremists determined to eradicate all Christian presence in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended that India be put on its red list for “severe violations of religious freedom.” In addition to violent vigilante attacks, there are also incessant legal complaints filed against Christian organizations. Encouragement and discipleship are deeply felt needs as believers face overwhelming threat and low church attendance.