Christian Mission and Natural Calamities in Nepal
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This research analyzes the role of Christian missionaries in earthquake in Nepal in 2015. It bases its research on qualitative research method as the tool to investigate and understand the role of church as a missional church. In doing so, semi-structure interviews are taken in order to collect data. Fourteen different people are chosen for interview – seven people are from victims and seven from the church representative. The church as a missional church and the overall role of the church in the world are the dominant theories in this research. Christianity is a minor religion in Nepal. This research tries to analyze the base of Christianity in Nepal through it service to different sectors – education, health, infrastructure and cultural and social practice. It tries to present the social and religious role of the church in society and the responsibility of the church for society. It also observes the identity of church in a Hindu majority society. It also tries to analyze the responsibility of leaders of the church. It tries to understand the role of the church in society before and after the quake. It will also try to view the identity of Church in a multi-cultural, multi-religious society where the constitution has given the freedom after the new constitution of Nepal after the introduction of democratic republic of Nepal.