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After a rise in teen violence in the London Borough of Redbridge, a Green Lane based group held a vigil in honour of victims of violent crime in hope of sending a strong message of unity and solidarity amongst local youth. The East Ilford Betterment Partnership a constituted community group made up of local residents and businesses, joined up with young teenagers from the borough participating on the National Citizenship Service with national charity 'The Challenge', to hold a programme of events designed to promote unity amongst the diverse communities especially young people in the borough. During two days of the regular monthly communit...

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Pak-Christians welcome Cardinal Joseph Coutts appointment at Karachi ceremonial dinner

A celebration dinner was held for the appointment of Cardinal Joseph Coutts, who became Pakistan's first Roman Catholic Cardinal since Joseph Cordeiro who died of a protracted illness on February 11th 1994 after himself being appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1973. Read more (here).  Upon his appointment on 29h June 2018, Cardinal Coutts expressed being overwhelmed by the response to his appointment along with hoping that it will allow opportunities for the other 3 milliion Christians in Pakistan who make up approximately 1.6 % of the country's population saying:   “I feel I have been called to be a stronger voice for the Christians and...

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Christians brace for further marginalization with zero representation in the National Assembly as blasphemy law proponents seize power

Ink stains the thumb of a Pakistani voter - voting by thumb print is a system that allows corruption .Former cricketer Imran Khan is declaring his party - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has the right to form the new government in his nation's 2018 national election. Christians are bracing for a season of no representation under a government that has vowed to protect blasphemy legislation 295C at the expense of the both the citizens and the constitution of Pakistan. The election results were pending because of allegations of vote-rigging but the leading party is one whose leader has vowed to uphold 295C the draconian blasphemy law (click here). Pakistani Christians are very...

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Unwanted goods help Pak-Christians make ends meet in Pakistan

Image of BPCA sorting centre where unwanted goods are cleaned and packaged to be given to deprived Christian families in Pakistan. We continue to collect second-hand items and send them across to Pakistan to helped deprived families.  Since we started this project we have sent across 32 large consignments of clothes, toys and books and have helped in excess of 400 people. If you do bring unused toys, books and clothes to our premises please do ensure they are clean and in a fit state to be re-used.  Any help with the cost of freight which costs £1 a kilo would ease the logistics for our recyclable-goods programme. We include...

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Youths concerned about growing street violence to hold peace vigil at Redbridge Peace Monument

Dozens of teenagers have committed themselves to spend time in Ilford Town Centre engaging with children and teenagers during the first week of the summer holidays, in their attempts to promote peace, love and unity in Redbridge. Over the last few months Redbridge Council has agreed a monthly schedule of community events with British Pakistani Christian Association in Ilford's pedestrian broadway, to enable charities and community groups to seek referrals via a direct public interface. The events attract local people through the organising of a commercial market interspersed with social enterprises and NGOs and free children’s activities. The event...

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Shooters shatter altar at Catholic youth meeting, then threaten arson in land grab attempt!

A Catholic Church in Harsan Kot Chak 165, in the district of Samundari, 36 km from Faisalabad came under attack on the evening of 13th July 2018 when four armed men fired bullets at the front wall and entry.  The incident began at 6pm when a 17 year old teenager named Shan Jalal was walking around the church pasting posters for the next youth meeting on 22nd July 2018, onto the church boundary wall. At the time of the attack, 50 to 60 people were congregated in Kot Harsan Catholic Church for a youth meeting that was scheduled at 7:00 pm that evening, they came early because of the huge popularity of the event.  While he was undertak...

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Police discrimination forces Pak-Christians to petition the government to worship in church

A Pakistani church in New Sarabah Village, Toba Tek Singh Chak 336, has been forced to approach the Deputy Commissioner of Police for Toba Tek Singh for permission to use their church building. Their church was banned for any kind of church services two years ago after Christian music and prayers emanating from the building caused severe offence to local Muslims. The church building for Full Gospel Assembly was bravely completed in 2012 despite several threats from local Muslim leaders. The building was paid for by contributions from the 200 impoverished but faithful parishioners - many of whom helped build the church for free in their spare time....

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Churches in Thailand targeted during asylum crackdown!

Wilson Chowdhry hands over payment for Thai classes for one of the church projects supported by the BPCA. The leader of a church in Thailand that organises Thai-language and English classes for asylum seekers funded by the BPCA has spoken out against the targeting of international churches during a resurgent Thai authorities crackdown on people they see as tourist visa over-stayers. Asylum seekers in Bangkok, Thailand are being re-persecuted by the authorities who simply do not want outsiders in their midst even of they have a genuine application for asylum lodged with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  P...

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Hard-working and exploited Pakistani Christian asylum seekers arrested in Phuket

Persecution victims Adnan Masih, his wife and two children during happier days. Yesterday (3rd July 2018) 12 Pakistani asylum seekers were arrested whilst travelling on a Thai Bus to Phuket where all the men were employed and cooks. cleaners and waiters for one of the country's leading tourist restaurants. 8 of the men arrested were Christians and 4 belonged to the equally persecuted Ahmadi faith. The arrest occurred during the latest clamp-down on asylum seekers by the Thai authorities who outright refuse to sign UN conventions for Asylum leaving Europe and the west to carry the international burden, despite being fully fledged members of...

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Why does the court ruling to officially refer to Christians as Masihi rather than Esai matter?

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed all the authorities within the country to refer to the Christian community as ‘Masihi’ officially. For this purpose the authorities were directed to make all necessary arrangements in official documents and records to use the word Masihi instead of Esai. On May 11, Friday, a two member bench of the apex court issued directions while hearing the petition case filed by a Pakistani Christian Samuel Pyara. This two member bench was chaired by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar himself. Justice Ijaz ul Hassan was the other member of this bench hearing the case number H.R.C.No.20171-B of 2018...

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