Case 208

John Chau

Mission work has been part of Christianity since its inception. Verses in the Gospel of Matthew quote Jesus Christ as telling his apostles to make “disciples of all nations”. These passages are known as the “Great Commission” and have led some Christians to believe they must save souls through conversion. 

In 2018, American missionary John Chau sailed out to North Sentinel, a forested island off the coast of India. He intended to spread the word of God to the Sentinelese, a small population of indigenous people considered the most remote tribe in the world. Yet, the Sentinelese have made it very clear to outsiders that they desire isolation above all else. How would they respond to John Chau?



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