“…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 the rights of religious minorities 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.
Rights of Religious Minorities
Watch the video, then read the scripture below and reflect on how this applies to the video. Finally, answer the reflection questions below.
“Brothers and sisters do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?” James 4:11-12
- How would you feel if you lived in a country where your religion was not the majority?
- Do you think it’s ok to have friends from other faith backgrounds?
- The Christian Church of Sumba’s School of Theology provides theological education for approximately 350 students for church leaders who have a calling to study theology and to serve the church.
- The Christian Theological Seminary of the Church of the American Ceylon Mission provides theological training through several degree programs and workshops for clergy and lay leaders in Sri Lanka.
Other Video Bible Studies in the series: