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Joseph D'Souza

Joseph D'Souza is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Joseph D'Souza

What Christians can learn from Indian Sikh farmers’ desperate protests

By Joseph D'Souza — January 13, 2021
(RNS) — The protesters’ cause and community have shown a way for people of all faiths to go forward in a post-pandemic world.

Is it time to add ‘caste’ as a category in US anti-discrimination laws?

By Joseph D'Souza — September 11, 2020
(RNS) — Kamala Harris’ rise in American politlcs makes this an opportune time to address growing caste discrimination in the United States.

American Christians need to reinvent their theology and practice of missions

By Joseph D'Souza — July 14, 2020
(RNS) — American Christians shy away from social issues — racial reconciliation, immigration reform and economic inequalities — that they associate with progressive politics.

India can take lessons from US in our struggle to end casteism

By Joseph D'Souza — June 11, 2020
(RNS) — While America's response must feel tortuous to those marching, it gives me hope that India, where I sit, can confront its past and present history of casteism.

Can someone be a Hindu by culture and a Christian by faith at the same time?

By Joseph D'Souza — March 20, 2020
(RNS) — Christian Hindus do not live in contradiction between two different identities. Rather, they embrace the truth that is found in the person of Jesus Christ while holding on to their vibrant Hindu culture.

Trump or no Trump, US evangelicals aren’t custodians of the world’s gospel witness

By Joseph D'Souza — February 23, 2020
(RNS) — Fealty to Trump will hardly 'crash down on the world’s understanding of the gospel,' as a recent editorial alleged: The witness of the gospel is thriving nicely, thank you, regardless of U.S. politics.

Sex scandals show why evangelicals need to recover the sacrament of confession

By Joseph D'Souza — November 14, 2019
(RNS) — Imagine a church where everyone, including the senior pastor, was required to have a person they confessed to. For one, it would help avoid some of the major crises in the failures of leadership.
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