Christians Arrested in Nepal for Spreading the Gospel

Seven Christians have been arrested in Nepal for spreading the Gospel by handing out Bible handbooks to as many as 885 students in the Dolakha district, International Christian Concern reports.

CHR Comment: A law passed in 2015 forbade Christians from converting others and from distributing biblical literature. The seven Christians violated with new law, resulting in their arrest. The majority of people in Nepal are Hindu. They do not favor freedom of religion.

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Church Attendance Plunges after Nepal Becomes a Secular State

Christians mostly welcomed new constitution. Nepal’s main trading partner did not.

CHR Comment: Due to political changes and parliament representation, India has blocked the transport of fuel into Nepal. As a result, fewer Nepalese are able to travel to church as easily as before. Attendance at some congregations has been cut in half.

Source: Church Attendance Plunges after Nepal Becomes a Secular State… | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com