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Can a person change their religion?
International law. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights defines religious conversion as a human right: “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief” (Article 18).
Who converted India to Christianity?
Christianity is India’s third-largest religion after Hinduism and Islam, with approximately 27.8 million followers, constituting 2.3 percent of India’s population (2011 census).According to the tradition of Indian Christians, Jesus Christ was introduced to India through conversions by Thomas the Apostle, who is said to …
How did Christianity spread in Kerala?
According to tradition, Thomas the Apostle came to Muziris on the Kerala coast in AD 52 which is in present-day Pattanam, Kerala. The tradition of origin of the Christians in Kerala is found in a version of the Songs of Thomas or Thomma Parvam, written in 1601 and believed to be a summary of a larger and older work.
Are Malayali Christians?
Christianity is the third-most practised religion in Kerala, accounting for 18% of the population according to the Indian census. Although a minority, the Christian population of Kerala is proportionally much larger than that of India as a whole.
Who started Christianity in Kerala?
Who propagated Christianity?
ministry of Jesus
How many Catholic churches are there in Kerala?
The Syro-Malabar Church is the largest of the Thomas Christian denominations, with a population of 2.35 million in Kerala as per the 2011 Kerala state census, while the 2016 Annuario Pontificio estimate is at 4.25 million worldwide….Statistics.
|Health care institutions||700|
|Nurse’s training schools||44|
Which is the largest church in Kerala?
It is the largest church in India and its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals, images of saints and scenes from the Scriptures….Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, Thrissur.
|Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours|
|10.521°N 76.218°ECoordinates:10.521°N 76.218°E|
|Denomination||Syro-Malabar Catholic Church|
Who is known as the father of the Oriental congregations?
|Oriental Orthodox Churches|
|Language||Coptic, Classical Syriac, Armenian, Ge’ez, Malayalam, Koine Greek, English, Arabic and others|
|Liturgy||Alexandrian, West Syriac and Armenian|
|Founder||Jesus Christ, according to Oriental Orthodox tradition|
|Separated from||Chalcedonian Christianity|