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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Beware of World Vision

While browsing online, beware of ads like these by a fraudulent organization called "World Vision," with bright colours and poor, innocent children's faces, asking for your money[Please click on the image to see it change to the child's face]. It is very likely that this money will not be used to educate or feed these very children; rather it will be used to spread false propaganda against Hindus, in order to "save souls," evangelicize, and bait conversions. There is a sea of difference between preaching religion and baiting conversions. So, if you ever donate to this organization, or know someone who has, this is how their money will end up:

The scale of financial funds flowing into India for Christian organisations from UK, USA & Germany total into millions of dollars per year, with a significantly marked increasing pattern since 2001.

World Vision is the largest recipient of International funds in India today. According to their website “Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Financial support is received from; the UK Government, the European Union, charitable trusts, corporate supporters and also more than 100,000 individuals, who sponsor children in poor communities overseas.”

The recent (late 2008) violence between Hindus and Christians in Orissa was triggered when 84-year old Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal, Orissa, who was murdered in an armed ambush of his Ashram, on the evening of August 23 2008.

According to journalist Suarva Basu, following Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati’s murder, the Orissa police have arrested Pradesh Kumar Das, an employee of the World Vision from Khadagpur, while trying to escape from the district at Buguda.

Swami Laxmanananda devoted his whole life to the welfare of the most downtrodden tribal communities. He received several death threats from Christian sources over the last few years – and several murder attempts later (refer to a previous post), brutally killed by armed Christian gunmen posing as Maoists.


  1. Hi Nam,
    Even I have been terribly bothered by the amount of advertisements I see from World Vision in all the major news website like rediff, Times of India, express.... It is sad that these media outlets only care about the money they make. Hopefully more and more people will know about the truth of these organizations and stop funding them.

  2. Dear Nam,

    Great blog. I just stumbled on it coming from realist. I have a whole section devoted to world vision related topics under section titled "MISSIONARY TERRORISM". In realist you asked "what is the government doing?"

    I am not sure if you are updated with India's political scene. Today it's made up of Missionaries and Mullahs. A hardcore roman catholic and evangelizing church controls every aspect of governance in center and most states. Media is funded by western churches and is an enabler in this agenda. It's a downward spiral that shows no signs of abating. Lately there are plans afoot to create a "Christian" Ealam combining Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu ( possibly Kerala, AP, Orissa ) using LTTE. See my campaigns section.

    Did you see the latest HAF newsletter? There is an 'alert' on how ISM ( International Student Ministry) wants to convert Hindu students in American campuses with complete details regarding their strategy.


  3. Hi Kannon and VoP, thanks for the tips. I was not aware of the depth to which these organizations have filtered through the echelons. With the christian Ealam and the Mughlistan, I doubt there will be very much in between for us folks. The only way to fight it is by re-educating the so-called educated ones, and educating the uneducated ones. Knowledge is our only saviour.