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Sunila S. Kale and Christian Lee Novetzke

On 27 September 2014 the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, appeared in New York before the General Assembly of the United Nations to deliver his first speech to the international political community. As political speeches go, it was rather customary in its grand proclamations, sweeping vision, and declarations about India’s place in the global community, particularly its burgeoning economy and struggles with international terrorism. However, Prime Minister Modi had a surprise for his listeners at the end, when he asserted: Yoga is an invaluable gift

in Political theologies and development in Asia
John Anderson

when, to eliminate terrorist subversion, the concern for national security generates a climate of increasing insecurity. Terrorism by the repressive apparatus is not a legitimate response to terrorism by subversives. 30 And in late 1973, on the anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, all the major Brazilian churches except the Pentecostals and some evangelical groups launched a nation-wide campaign for human rights. 31 Increasingly such campaigns moved beyond ritualised denunciations, as in November 1975 when the

in Christianity and democratisation