12 Days of Giveaways - Spin & Win! Sign up before Dec. 25th to win daily prizes and a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card. Find out details.

Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

Christians in Nepal Attacked as Constitutional Deadline Nears

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Nov 29
  • Comments

November 29, 2011

Two years after an explosion shook one of the biggest Catholic churches in Nepal and killed three people, the underground group that orchestrated the attack claimed responsibility for another bomb blast in front of the office of the United Mission to Nepal, a leading Christian charity in Kathmandu, Compass Direct News reports. There were no casualties, but police found leaflets at the site asserting that Nepal should be a Hindu state. On the same day in a nearby predominantly Buddhist village, local residents assaulted two brothers for leading worship services at their home. Meanwhile, the government is due to put forth a new draft of its constitution Wednesday, which says that although people would have the freedom to follow any religion, conversions would be prohibited. "With conversions still deemed a crime ... we feel that the draft retains the bias towards Christians," said Chandra Shrestha, pasor of an evangelical church. "This is a direct violation of our fundamental right to practice whatever religion we want."