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Pakistani Christian mother of three Fouzia rescued again after being returned to forced marriage abductor by family

BPCA supplies a shelter, food, clothing, counselling and other support to many Christian rape victims.  Here Fouzia receives two dresses at our safe house. A Muslim man forcibly married and converted a Christian woman and mother of three to Islam, after he abducted her following an impromptu request for cleaning services at his residence on 23rd July 2015.   Divorcee Fouzia Sadiq (31 yrs), had separated from her husband a few years earlier after he had secretly married another woman.   Fouzia took up cleaning as an employment to help her family who were supporting her even though they were in great poverty.   When her ...

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8 dead and 39 injured including two Christians killed in latest Lahore blast

Amber Saroya our full-time BPCA officer for Lahore visited the survivors of the recent blast that ripped through Alferno Cafe. (click here) The explosion occurred at 11:17am (6am GMT) on 23rd February in the basement of the newly built cafe, which was to be officially inaugurated two days later.  Eight people two of whom were Christians were killed immediately.  There were also 39 casualties 4 of them Christian. Initially the Government of Pakistan declared the blast was caused by a bomb attack later they issued a statement  explaining that the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder explosion.  Many commentat...

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Christian accuses Oxford of ‘bias’

A Muslim background believer who is an ordinand for the Church of England (CofE) and is hoping to attain a curacy later this year on completion of his studies, has been silenced from asking critical questions about Islam in one of the UK's most recognized educational establishments. Read Sunday Times article (click here)     This article is taken from the Sunday Times: A trainee Church of England priest at Oxford University has accused it of discrimination and bias after he says he was told he could not ask a lecturer critical questions about Islam. The student has filed a formal complaint to the university’s proctors’ of...

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Proven bias in the legal system of Pakistan illustrates need for reform!

This story was posted by Christianity Today and we are simply sharing it on our blog as it is a very accurate account of a biased legal system in Pakistan, that is designed to penalize minorities only!  The original article can be read (here) Image above is taken in the aftermath of the Lahore Twin Church Bomb attack.Pakistan Convicts 42 Christians of Terrorism After Acquitting More Than 100 Muslims Divergent verdicts on two of Lahore's biggest religious riots undercuts optimism for new law. Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra (Christianity Today)   Rioters in Lahore's Joseph Colony in 2013.   Two of Pakistan’s...

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A question of faith

Today the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) highlighted the importance of the upcoming census in Pakistan (begins in March) for the rights of minorities, and the importance of Christians making sure they are registered as Christians. BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said: "In previous censuses, sources on the ground have said there was widespread false registering of Christians as Muslims by agents who should be assisting illiterate Christians with their applications, particularly those whose names are not obviously Christian."Many Christians are fearful of registering due to perception that registering on the census will result in targeting and ...

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Pakistan is under seige another bomb detonation rocks Lahore!

Image of Suneel a Christian injured in the Lahore Bomb attack at Punjab Assembly 10 days earlier. Bombers have attacked a public space in Lahore in a terror attack that has shook the nation.  Only 10 days after an attack outside the Punjab Assembly that killed 6 senior police officers (click here). There is also a report of a bomb attack Jacobabad in the Sindh, but this is still to be confirmed by BPCA officers. The bomb attack took place in Z-block at Defence Housing Authority (DHA), and security forces and rescue arrived promptly and cordoned of the area for investigation and protection.  Many shop windows wer smashed by th...

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Birmingham Christians call for Freedom for Asia Bibi at Pakistani Consulate

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham to call for freedom for Asia Bibi, Pakistan's long suffering and most famous blasphemy law victim. The protest was organised by Pastor Ajmal Chaughtai and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) and called on Christians of all diversities to join poor Asia's cause. Christians arrived to the protest from as far afield as Nottingham to show solidarity for Asia and many other persecuted Pakistani Christians. The peaceful protest was opened up with a prayer of reflection on the ongoing persecution in Pakistan. Then demonstrated for freedom for Asia Bibi ...

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Churches and other faith institutions warned not to support Government of Pakistan by the Taliban

Christian leaders in Pakistan have been warned not to support the Government in a video produced by the Taliban, or they will become a target for terrorism. Religious leaders of other minority groups have also been named within the stark warning which comes only days after a series of bomb attacks in Pakistan, including one at the  Punjab Assembly, whose death toll rose to 14 victims. Jamat-e-ahrar have declared in a video that Christian, Sikh, and Muslim places of worship are not Taliban targets as long as they keep their distance from the government. Asia News stated: 'In a video, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which claimed respons...

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Christian rickshaw driver shot dead. Police enact poor investigation and force family to bury corpse

A Christian family in Patoki, in the city of Kasur, Pakistan, have been left depressed and traumatized by the death of a family member who was shot dead whilst driving his rickshaw.  Police are refusing to investigate the murder. On February 8th 2017 at 8am Christian rickshaw driver Shahzad Masih (25 yrs) was about to leave his home when he heard a knocking on his door. Two Muslim men including a Mr Kashif Sheikh who was a close neighbour were outside and asked for Kashif to transport them to a pilgrimage site at the tomb of a Sufi saint which has a famous shrine named Pak Patan Mela. Shahzad Masih left his home immediately for the jo...

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Christians of Manchester demand freedom for Asia bibi at Pakistan Consulate

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Pakistani Consulate in Manchester to call for freedom for Asia Bibi, Pakistan's long suffering and most famous blasphemy law victim. The protest was organised by Nelson Catholic Christians and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) and called on Christians of all diversities to join the poor Asia's cause.   Christians arrived to the protest form as far afield as Huddersfield to show solidarity for Asia and many other persecuted Pakistani Christians.  At least 4 of the protesters were from the Polish community who read about Asia's plight on the BPCA website and d...

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