Christianity facing threat of being rendered illegal under Nepal’s new constitution
Instead of my regular blog post, I am asking for your prayers today. One of our Christian orphanages is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. I am posted a portion of the article from Christian Today below:
Christians may soon be prohibited from participating in church services and other religious activities in Nepal after the predominantly Hindu nation adopted a new Constitution on Monday.
In an effort to stabilize a country that was wracked by civil war in 2006, killing some 17,000 people, the Nepalese government crafted the country’s first post-monarchy constitution, which contains provisions that could eventually render all Christian activity in the country illegal.
The section from the new Constitution is below:
Article 31(3) states that ‘any act to convert another person from one religion to another, or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another [will be] punishable by law,'” World Watch Monitor reported.
“Christians fear this will pave the way for an ‘anti-conversion clause’ to be written into the penal code, which could result in prison sentences or hefty fines for “offenders,” it added.
The World Watch Monitor explained that while the amendments relate to all religions, the new constitution did not contain any specification as to what constitutes an “act to convert.”
This would have a huge impact on the work we do in Nepal and it would also put our orphans at risk. Please be in prayer for God to protect those affected by these laws.
May the Lord Bless you and keep.
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”