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'Love Your Neighbor' Key to Growth of Christianity in Nepal

Mark Martin 

Christianity is thriving in Nepal despite many obstacles in the country's laws and society.

Nepal is actually home to one of the fastest-growing Christian populations in the world according to Jo Anne Lyon, the General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church and founder of the Christian aid organization, World Hope International.

In an op-ed in The Christian Post, Lyon said she believes there are probably many reasons for the growth of Christianity, but she said it definitely makes sense in light of the constitution calling for religious freedom.

"One reason I believe the Christian faith is burgeoning in Nepal is the Christian belief in loving your neighbor as yourself," Lyon wrote. "As Christians, we're taught to lead by example. When churches are bombed, we practice peace and prayer and when catastrophe strikes, we offer our hand to those in need, regardless of their faith."