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Discriminated by society


Christians under tension

Since the civil war, Christians have lived under tension. Will Nepal be dominated by Maoists or will a Hindu constitution be approved? Both options would have brought Christians under additional pressure. The new secular constitution which guarantees freedom of religion is cause for hope.

Harassment by society
In principle Christians are free to celebrate church services. But if Hindus convert to the Christian faith they are faced with harassment from their relatives and many are isolated by their families. Christians find it hard to find employment. So husbands and fathers are forced to work short-term in countries such as Saudi-Arabia which is not easy to do as a Christian.