The Tide in One News Now: Nepal’s anti-conversion constitution threatens Christians


By Michael Haverluck for One News Now

The Tide director Don Shenk – whose radio ministry has broadcast its gospel message in Nepal since 2004 – is elated that for more than a decade, Nepal has opened the door to spread God’s Word with his programming. The ministry added the Tharu language to the Nepali language in 2013 to reach millions of more listeners, but new constitutional changes two years later had made coming to Christ more difficult for Nepalese.

“Nepal has historically been a Hindu stronghold, but in 2008, the nation drafted an interim constitution that gave Nepali citizens some religious freedom rights,” Shenk explains in press release issued by The Tide last week. “This change also allowed more ministries like The Tide to make inroads in Nepal, but in 2015, a new constitution was adopted after government officials debated for several years.

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