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Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Dalits of India

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT
I've had the privilege of meeting Kumar Swamy of Operation Mobilization.  Kumar is a Dalit, an "untouchable", in India. He shared some of his story with two of my Bible study groups.

The way the Dalits are treated is a form of modern day slavery. It's amazing to know that there are over 300 million Dalits today... that's more people than in the United States! 

Except for the few Dalits who have found freedom, all are being treated like they are less than animals, abused and used as modern day slaves. It's unthinkable that this is happening today. It has so many horrible similarities to the way African Americans were once treated in the United States. The men in my men's Bible study this morning said they had no idea that this is going on today in India. Did you?

Learn more about the Dalits and please pray for them. If you want to make a difference, please join our ministry to explore ways we can work together in showing God's love to these people.

"He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry." Psalm 146:7

I videoed an interview with Kumar. If you are interested in learning more about his life experience and his ministry in India let me know and I will get you a copy of the interview.

If you are interested in taking a mission's trip to India let me know.

Together we can make a difference!

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