Standing with the People of Manipur

Call to Prayer

Standing with the People of Manipur

In May 2023, violence erupted in Manipur – an Indian state located in the northeastern part of the country along the Myanmar border. The ethnic conflict is between the majority Meitei (predominantly animistic / Hindus) and minority tribal groups (Kuki, Hmar, Zou, Paite – all Christians) in Imphal, Manipur. The Kukis are primarily Christian with a strong Baptist population. 

As of August 4, the violence has resulted in more than 170 deaths, 1,800+ houses burned, and over 500 individuals injured and hospitalized. More than 50,000 people have been forced to flee their homes for refugee camps because of, among other political factors, their ethnicity and faith in Jesus Christ. Over 350 churches have been destroyed of which 240+ belong to Meitei Christians. Our Baptist sisters and brothers from the Council of Baptist Churches in Northeast India (CBCNEI) have been significantly impacted.

BWA / APBF Day of Prayer for Manipur
Sunday, August 20, 2023

Your prayers for Christians in Manipur and for a peaceful resolution to the conflict are desperately needed!
The Baptist World Alliance and Asia Pacific Baptist Federation are calling Baptists worldwide to set aside time in their homes, church services, and communities for a time of united prayer for Manipur. Resources to support your participation are linked below.

Standing with the People of Manipur

Download Prayer Guide

Prayer is imperative at this time! As the Baptist family unites to intercede for Manipur, download our Prayer Guide to share within your church service or as a guide for personal prayer. Email us to share your prayers of solidarity or photos from your prayer services.

Access Service Slides

Looking for visuals to incorporate into your worship service or to share as a call to prayer on social media?

Click to access slides and graphics to engage your community in this global prayer initiative.

Support Our Response

Help us continue to respond to the needs in Manipur and other areas impacted by violence and persecution by giving a financial gift today, including an initiative to support counseling for victims of violence in Manipur. Give using the links below or visit

Faithfulness in Action:
Sunday Worship Held on the Highway

You can burn our church buildings but not our spirits.

Standing with the People of Manipur

How Baptists Are Responding

In July, video footage of women being paraded naked through the streets was released, sparking outrage across the region and the world. As Baptists, we stand in solidarity against all gender-based violence.

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Standing with the People of Manipur
Hosting Community Peace Rally

Centenary Baptist Church in Secunderabad (India) hosted a Peace Rally for Manipur on August 6, including a parade through the streets calling for prayer and peace.

Providing Aid and Support

Resources have been mobilized to provide needed food and supplies to those who have been displaced by the ongoing violence in the region.

Standing with the People of Manipur

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