The Crisis in Manipur, India: Pastor Stephen Shares

A pastor shares how the church is persevering in the face of persecution from Hindu tribal neighbors.

What does it mean to keep the faith in the midst of persecution? This episode features Pastor Stephen, a Live Global partner from Manipur, India, discussing the severe challenges faced by Christians in a region marked by religious conflicts. Manipur’s Christians, often caught between competing religious groups, face significant oppression and violence at the hands of their Hindu tribal neighbors. See full show notes….

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Alex Kocman & Scott Dunford

Alex Kocman is the Director of Communications and Engagement for ABWE. He serves as general editor for Message Magazine and co-hosts The Missions Podcast. After earning his M.A. in Communication and B.S. in Biblical Studies, he served as an online apologetics instructor with Liberty University and a youth pastor in Pennsylvania, where he now resides with his wife and three children. Read his blog or follow him on X/Twitter.

Scott Dunford is the pastor of Western Hills Church in San Mateo, Calif. Previously, Scott served as Vice President of Mobilization and Communications for ABWE and as a missionary in East Asia. Scott graduated from Northland International University (B.A. in Pastoral Studies), earned his M.A. in biblical studies from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, his M.B.A. from Cornerstone University, and is currently enrolled in Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s D.Min. program with an emphasis on missions.