Mainly tribal people, low caste Hindus and Buddhists were the usual target of conversion motivated by cash and jobs. Now Muslims are also converting. “Poverty and economic problems are the main causes of conversion to Christianity,” says Abdullah Al-Faruque, the press manager of a leading daily newspaper. He notes that a visit to any church on Sunday would show that most of the devotees are poor people. “Christian missionaries and NGOs are working to convert people in the name of social service and development works,” says Abdur Rahman Mallick, an educational consultant. He claims hundreds of NGOs, including World Vision, CARITAS, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and Rangpur Dianjpur Rehabilitation Sangha (RDRS), have been involved in preaching activities for long.