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Christianity in Gujarat


Christianity in Gujarat

St Paul's Church, Diu

Christianity is a minority religion in Gujarat, a state of India. Hindus form the majority in the state. A Diocese of Gujarat of the Church of North India exists. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ahmedabad, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gandhinagar, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baroda, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Rajkot and the Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad have their seat in the state. The Indian National Full Gospel Churches Federation of India is present there.[1] There is a Christian proportion above average among those belonging to Scheduled Tribes.[2] The state has anti-conversion legislation.[3]


Christian People have time and again been attacked by the right wing Activist. The acts of violence include arson of churches, burning of Bibles, converting Christians back to Hinduism by force and threats of physical violence, interrupting peaceful meeting, distribution of threatening literature, and destruction of Christian schools, colleges, and cemeteries.[4]

Missionary history

Missionaries included

  1. ^ World Christian Encyclopedia , Second edition, 2001 Volume 1, p. 370-371
  2. ^ von Eric Töpfer (2005-01-01). "Gujarat". Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Indiase deelstaat verbiedt bekering - Kerknieuws - Kerk & Religie". 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
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