“…so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” –Romans 1:12
During the Southern Asia Initiative, we are focusing on 4 issues from the region: climate change, rights of religious minorities, human trafficking, and Dalit human rights. The video bible study below offers a brief look at Dalit human rights in the region and how partners are responding. We encourage you to use the videos and accompanying discussion questions to begin your exploration of these issues.
Dalit Human Rights
Watch the video, then read the scripture below and reflect on how this applies to the video. Finally, answer the reflection questions below.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10
- Have you heard of Dalits before? What do you think it’s like to live in a caste-based society?
- Are you surprised by the issue of child marriage? What do you think could be harmful to this practice? (There are many right answers!)
- What inspires you most about the work of the Indian Samaritans?
For further reading on this issue please use our advocacy Contexto on caste-based discrimination.
- The Indian Samaritans work to address challenges faced by marginalized communities in India, such as education and malnutrition.
The Center for Social Equity and Inclusion organizes advocacy and human rights awareness programs for young adults and students in New Delhi, India.
The Church of the American Ceylon Mission in Sri Lanka provides education and support for children from marginalized communities, celebrating social, cultural, and religious diversity.
Other Video Bible Studies in the series: