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Christians urged to boycott BJP

16 April 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

India

Christians in South India have been urged to boycott the Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, in the country’s parliamentary elections, in an unprecedented letter from church leaders including the Archbishop of Hyderabad.The letter to Christians in the large southern state of Andhra Pradesh was read in hundreds of churches on Palm Sunday and will be read out again before polling begins on 30 April.In it the Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC), an ecumenical council of bishops and church leaders, called on Christians to “elect leaders who are close to people and their needs, and only vote for those who uphold secular character and promote communal harmony”. The letter was signed by Archbishop Thumma Bala, and the moderator of the Church of South India, Bishop Govada ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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