Source: Mission Network News, July 10, 2023
It’s been two months since the Meitei people began a campaign attacking tribal Christians and burning their homes and churches. Now, makeshift bunkers and fortifications crisscross Manipur as each side defends its territory.
Within the first month, more than 35,000 people fleeing Manipur were displaced in IDP camps. Now, the number has nearly doubled to 60,000 people.
Regan Miller with Mission India says, “Schools in the area have been trying to reopen to establish some normalcy again. Yet, teachers and students are really just not showing up because they’re afraid of everything that’s going on in their safety. So they’re still far from normalcy and it’s crazy to think that’s still going on when it’s been two months since the violence started.”
Mission India’s partners on the ground say they are encouraged by the faithful example of persecuted Christians in Manipur.
“They sent us this video of Christians that were just lining the street in Manipur praying for their state and praying over the violence that’s taking place.”
See also a well-written and thought-provoking article about living out and sharing the gospel in conflict zones illustrated with stories from eastern Congo (Lausanne Global Analysis).