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 CHRISTIANS ON ISLANDS DEVASTATED BY TSUNAMI CLING TO THEIR FAITH

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CHRISTIANS ON ISLANDS DEVASTATED BY TSUNAMI CLING TO THEIR FAITH

Dozens of churches in India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands have either disappeared or been irreparably damaged by the Dec. 26 earthquake/tsunami. But thousands of Nicobarese Christian tribal people are still clinging passionately to their faith. Christians comprise just 2 percent of India’s 1 billion people but represent more than one-fifth of the population in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
The tsunami death toll in the island chain is nearly 1,900 with more than 5,000 still missing. In relief camps, hundreds of Nicobarese huddle each morning and evening as pastors conduct prayers in their language. One village chieftain says, ”We are now holding tightly to our religion.” An Indian Christian relief coordinator says eight pastors were killed, 18 churches have vanished, and 15 more were severely damaged. “We are making plans to rebuild all of them,” he said.


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