In early April, Hindu nationalists in Nepal forged a document, accusing Christians of creating ethnic divisions. It’s all part of their effort to re-establish Nepal as a Hindu kingdom. Read more about Hindu nationalism in the country here.
In addition, Nepal feels a lot of Hindu nationalist pressure from nearby India. Greg Kelley of World Mission says, “China borders, Nepal on the north side, but it’s all mountains. So it’s very difficult for trade. India almost has a stranglehold on the economy of Nepal. And they even put embargoes in place, when Nepal was attempting several years ago to have open freedom of religion. India said ‘Not so fast.’”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to strengthen persecuted Christians in Nepal.
- Pray the Nepalese Church continues its rapid growth.