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Catholics are criticized for using social service delivery as a facade for religious conversion

Catholic social work takes interreligious shape in India

The interfaith team distributing relief aid in Morigaon district of Assam Aug. 5. Caritas India has involved people from other religions in its relief work after it was accused of using the situation for religious conversions. (Photo courtesy of Caritas India)

Ritu Sharma, New Delhi
India

August 11, 2017

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Indian Catholic agencies' provision of relief and rehabilitation to disaster victims has taken on an interreligious dimension.

This comes amid criticism that Catholics are purportedly using social service delivery as a facade for religious conversion.

Caritas India has involved Hindu and Muslim leaders in providing help to victims of floods in northeastern Assam state where suffering continues from a June-July deluge.

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