Christianity changing the lives of India’s ‘untouchables’

A human rights group in India says Christianity has brought slow but lasting change to the country’s Dalits or “untouchables,” especially for the community’s women who are often victims of prostitution and human trafficking.

Jeevaline Kumar, head of Operation Mobilisation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Project in Bangalore, explained that the simple message that every person created in God’s image has transformed the lives of India’s Dalits.  At roughly 250 million people, Dalits make up close to one quarter of the country’s 1.2 billion member population but, according to the caste system, are seen as inherently impure and worthless.

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