South Indian Bishop, 73, fights global oppression

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Bishop George Ninan tends to divide people into two groups: those who have political freedom and economic opportunity and those who have had their God-given rights taken away.

Since he's an Anglican bishop from South India, one might think he would see people as Christian or Hindu or Muslim. Or that he might see those from South India as being distinct from other Indians or even other Asians.

But Ninan's world view has been shaped by speaking out on behalf of oppressed people of many faiths and cultures - and by being threatened by several governments.

"In a just society, people are not only created equal, but have equal rights to resources," he said.

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