Baptist church in Indian state treats ‘clean election’ as spiritual duty

(ENInews)—Looking toward local elections in early 2013, the Baptist church in the Indian state of Nagaland has launched a “clean election” campaign, circulating a booklet and pledge card and urging voters not to undertake any unethical practices during the elections. “Our goal is to help the people make a good personal choice in the elections and desist from any unethical practices,” the Rev L. Anjo Keikung, general secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) told ENInews. Keikung, who is based in Nagaland’s capital of Kohima, was commenting on the church campaign after its booklet titled “Engaging the powers: Elections – a spiritual issue for Christians” started making national headlines. [432 words, ENI-12-0451]