Was Compassion trying to convert Indian children to Christianity?

Updated Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Compassion provides all of its services irrespective of caste, creed, class or religion. In India, the majority of the children we supported came from other faiths. 

Compassion accepts and serves children and communities of all faith backgrounds (or no faith background), and categorically does not require or force conversion to Christianity at any time. Compassion’s primary mission is to release children from poverty, not convert them.

Our faith is the reason why we do what we do; it is our motivation. Jesus calls us to care for “the least of these”—that is why we’re dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. But we seek to support local churches in caring for the most vulnerable children in their communities; the support we help to provide is not linked to children’s faith or religious beliefs or practices.

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