CP – The fine line between religion and politics

„Should Christians merely pray for justice? Or simply hand out food? Or should they also work to change the system?

When William Carey, known as the father of modern missions, moved from England to India, he was shocked to witness the practice of widow burning. In this horrific custom, when a husband’s body was burned after death, his wife was often burned along with him — meaning, burned alive.

There were social and spiritual reasons for the practice, but Carey rightly found it to be ghastly and inhuman, successfully campaigning for its abolition.

Isn’t this where politics and religion intersect?”


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