Choosing to see India’s prime minister with hopeful eyes – Washington Times


As a Christian leader from India many in Washington, D.C. might expect me to be critical of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As a known international human rights activist, some have even asked me to join their protest against his planned address to the U.S. Congress this week, or to raise my voice with them against the United States hosting any kind of visit at all by the leader of one of the world’s most populated and powerful countries.

Yet, in actuality, I find Prime Minister Modi to be a breathe of fresh air from a segment of Indian society and politics that has previously been far more hostile toward Christians and other minority communities.

While I have concerns about the activities against Christians by some fringe, extremists groups in India, I certainly can commend the Modi government when they’ve made progress for all Indians, including members of the 4000 churches I’m responsible for.

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