India: Unequal Christians of Asian Churches

A prominent member of the Catholic association in his parish at an East Delhi church, Kujur was at a loss for words and barely managed to mumble that “it [discrimination] is there, knowingly or unknowingly … people seem to be aware of it … [but] can’t help it.”

Many tribal Christians in the national capital, with whom UCA News spoke to in the past month, admitted in private, on the strict condition of anonymity, that discrimination against them does exist in several forms within Delhi archdiocese.

It is reflective of the discrimination tribal people face in churches dominated by non-tribal people across India, tribal leaders say.

The extent of their victimhood was evident as some even blamed themselves, saying they weren’t “educated or qualified enough” to be considered active, contributing members of the Church or its various organizations.

Source: UCANews

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