Caste First, Christ Second, for Some Indian Christians

At Religion Dispatches, Megan Sweas reports on the interplay of caste and Christianity in India. She writes that “church leaders have had to admit that Christianity in India is tainted by caste,” as social position often trumps faith. As Father G. Cosmon Arokiaraj says, “Attitudes in the church won’t change until the government helps raise Dalit Christians’ social standing through reservation,” a system Sweas likens to affirmative action for lower castes.

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