Faith

Indian Student Says 'Americans Are Mean' to Christians in College

Editor’s Note: Having been contacted by members of the college chapter who expressed concern for this young woman’s safety, we have decided to alter her name and remove the name of the college in question.

FORT Mill, SC — A young Christian woman from India spoke at the Ratio Christi Symposium Saturday night, and she said that schools in India, where most people are Hindu or Muslim, are more friendly to Christians than schools in America. She recalled a conversation with a fellow student, who pointed her to the evangelical campus outreach group Ratio Christi.

“I told her that I was a Christian, but that Americans are mean and they judge me for studying physics while believing the Bible,” declared Anaya, a student at a college in North Carolina. In contrast, she recalled that back in India, “every religion was welcome.”

“I wondered why people couldn’t leave me alone here,” Anaya said, describing how Americans would pester her about her religious faith.

When her friend introduced her to Ratio Christi, the organization “fundamentally changed my life.” It offered her answers to spiritual problems from a Christian perspective, and in a way that answered the skeptics in American colleges.

Ratio Christi’s mission is to equip “university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.” The name means “the reason of Christ.” The organization has more than 170 chapters in the United States and abroad, in countries as far flung as South Africa, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Find more information at RatioChristi.org.

Check out Anaya’s video on the next page!