India is the second largest country in the world, in terms of population, with 1.1 billion people.
Human sexuality has never been a part of public discourse in India. In the traditional joint-family system, prevailing patterns of behaviour, especially sexual behaviour, followed a code reinforced by customs, symbols and communal rituals.
The general attitude towards homosexuality has been strong disapproval. But over the past few decades new economic patterns, the growing influence of the media and the diminishing influence of religion have brought about vast changes and diversity in people's beliefs and life-styles. In modern-day India, influenced by technology, media, mobility, anomie and loss of moral absolutism, particularly in urban areas, people are changing their attitudes towards homosexuality.
These changes are leading to a crisis in relationships. Many genuinely fear that the stability of the family, a value that has shaped human relationships in India, will be eroded by these changes.
Exodus Global Alliance seeks to bring the full truth and grace of Christ to this issue in India. We want to equip Christians and churches in India to minister to people with God's truth and grace. And we want to establish ministries for the people who are affected by homosexuality.
If you have a particular interest in this region, we welcome your participation in the work to equip the church and establish local ministries that reach out to and help people who are struggling.
What Can I Do?
Give. Ministry development in India involves sending people from Exodus Global Alliance as well as developing local resources. Exodus Global Alliance needs your financial support to continue with both of these. Your gifts can enable Exodus to reach out to people in India who are impacted by homosexuality. Will you give as God directs you? More information about giving is available here.