We are living in one of the
most unique regions of the world! Sadly, some of the wonderful attributes
contributing to that uniqueness are also sources of ongoing conflict in the
region. Again this summer Assam is
experiencing eruptions of violent protests with loss of life and property. Last summer the conflicts arose between the
Boro Tribals and Muslims. These past two
weeks the battles have been on several fronts involving several different
Here’s Some Background -
Strategically situated, this region is known to have been an important physical and cultural bridge between India, East Asia, and Southeast Asia, forging a “complex transition zone of linguistic, racial and religious streams.” It has been an area of “civilizational intercourse through history, with the ‘indigenous tribes’ representing successive waves of immigrants from both East and West.”
PEACE TO PREVAIL: that all parties would seek resolution through
non-violent dialogue rather than
the destructive demonstrations.
WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT for all the community & political leaders to be
able to come together to seek a solution
GRACE AND DISCERNMENT for the church leaders of these peoples to be a voice of peace and healing in the midst of the conflict. GOD'S GRACIOUS PROVISION for those experiencing lack &/or travel disruption due to all the blockades.
Thank you for your prayers! If you would like further information please feel free to contact us.
These are the unique tribes or tribal communities that are recognised under Article 342 of the Indian Constitution. A very large variety of sub-tribal distinctions add to the diversity of the region.