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Christian Aid Mission Staff : Nov 13, 2015 : Gospel Herald

“When there was persecution, professing the name of Christ was very costly, but since the government became secular there’s freedom, and because of that there’s a lot of false teaching coming in, so it’s imperative that they know what true teaching is.”

(Nepal)—Nepal has quietly enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing in its new constitution. For an indigenous ministry in Nepal that has long found ways to quietly proclaim Christ as Lord, that means business as usual.

As did the interim constitution of the prior seven years, the new constitution signed by Nepal’s president on Sept. 20 outlaws “any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another,” with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.

The ban fails to allow choosing one’s faith to be seen as a matter of individual rights as required by international treaties that Nepal has signed and ratified, advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide noted in a press statement. “Nepal’s Treaty Act of 1991 requires the nation’s laws to conform to the principles of the international treaties it has signed and ratified,” it stated.

While the ban on proselytizing appears to contradict Nepal’s assertion of the right to profess and practice one’s faith, Christians were relieved that framers ultimately did away with a reported concession to Hindu groups to ban all religious conversions and rejected their demand to restore the Hindu monarchy.

The government instead approved a constitution defining the state as secular and thus neutral toward all religions, over rancorous objections and violence that included attacks on three church buildings. Nepal thus completed the transition it began in 2008 from the world’s only Hindu monarchy to a secular, multiparty, constitutional republic. In the process, however, the Hindu groups showed their extremist bent, and a leader of the ministry based in Nepal said possible backlash remains to be seen.

“There could be some reaction,” he said, “though not so much in the majority-Nepalese-speaking areas. But in other areas, where there’s not been much Gospel work, there could be some reaction. We’ll just see how things go.”

…Christianity has flourished in spite of legal restrictions in recent years. Originating during a harsher period in the 1980s and ’90s, the ministry learned from the outset how to proclaim Christ in discreet ways. Bible correspondence courses were…

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