Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations is a coalition of several Christian organizations of Indian Americans in North America.
FIACONA is a voluntary, cultural and charitable organization with an emphasis on advocacy on behalf of persecuted Church.
FIACONA is a bridge builder for ecumenical advocacy for the purpose of finding ways to reduce violence against Christians in India. In that way our work raises awareness of the rights of religious minorities in the U.S. as well.
The Federation counts over 450,000 people among its members (Indian American Christians), living in every single states of the United States and Canada. Besides those Indian American Christians, the Federation also counts support from several thousand Christian churches and movements in every single state across the US.
Protecting the interest of two thousand year old Christian church in the Union of India; and ensuring the social, cultural and political space of the church, besides the fundamental rights to safety, security and equal status of every single person in the Union, is paramount to the Organization.
FIACONA was formally launched in 2000 as a reaction to the onslaught of violence perpetrated by Hindu nationalists against the Christian population all across the Union of India. The violence was more pronounced in remote areas of Northern part of the Union where independent church movements lack protection from local communities and administration in most cases.
Satna church row: Pastor and his wife are held by police. THREE Christians were arrested on Sunday from near a prayer hall in Aber village in Satna district on charges of allegedly conducting conversions by force and hurting religious sentiments, said local police. Read more....
FIACONA Announces events for June 2016
FIACONA has planned public outreach initiatives duing the first week of June 2016 in Washington DC. The public outreach will include distribution of printed material about incidents of violence taking place almost on ....... Read more
US Senators raise concern over religious violence in India. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, top US Senators have expressed deep concern over religious freedom, increasing attack on civil society and human rights in India with the Obama Administration Read more
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FIACONA announces public outreach efforts for the month of June 2016.
FIACONA has planned public outreach initiatives during the first week of June 2016 in Washington DC. Read more..
FIACONA urges the Members of US Congress to write to President Obama expressing their concerns about the promotion of intolerance by groups affiliated to ruling BJP in the Indian society.
FIACONA urges President Obama to highlight the growing intolerance in the Indian Society and its impact on the image of India
FIACONA is deeply disappointed that the rhetoric of Prime Minister Modi does not match the action