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​BISHOP OF TRURO'S INDEPENDENT REVIEW FOR THE FOREIGN SECRETARY OF FCO SUPPORT FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS FINAL REPORT and RECOMMENDATIONS

BISHOP OF TRURO'S INDEPENDENT REVIEW FOR THE FOREIGN SECRETARY OF FCO SUPPORT FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS FINAL REPORT and RECOMMENDATIONS Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen Bishop of Truro © Crown Copyright 2019 !2 Contents: 1. Preface.............................................................................................4 2. Introduction&Acknowledgments..............................................6 3. Methodology of the Review & Report......................................9 4. 'The Persecution Problem': Introduction..............................12 a. The Interim Report...............................................

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British Asian Christian Association seeks successful former practice of direct intervention of the 1990's in support of vulnerable Christian communities on the back of Bishop of Truro Global Christian Persecution Review

NIssar Hussain and Wilson Chowdhry at the Foreign Office Launch of the Global Christian Persecution ReviewRead the final full report (here) British Asian Christian Association welcome the release today and findings of the final report of the Independent Review - established by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, HM Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and chaired by the Bishop of Truro, Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen – which have sought to map the extent and nature of the global persecution of Christians; to assess the quality of the response of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and to make recommendations for changes in both policy ...

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Forlorn Pastor has had his blasphemy appeal postponed for seventh time

A Pakistani pastor has been incarcerated in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Central Jail since July 2012, when police charged him with the offence of sending blasphemous text messages. On 3 May 2017, Pastor Zafar Bhatti (56 years) was sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy, a charge he adamantly denies. Rather peculiarly Pastor Zafar's conviction occurred despite the mobile phone in question not being registered to his name. Please sign our petition calling for an end to Pakistan's infamous blasphemy laws (click here) On 19 June, blasphemy victim Pastor Zafar’s appeal hearing was adjourned for the seventh time. On this occasion, the stated reason ...

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Attempt by provincial government to usurp Christian school results in death threats at Principal

A Christian school which escaped the nationalisation programme of schools and colleges in Punjab Province instigated by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1972, but was later usurped ilegally by a later Governor of Punjab, is struggling in the face of threats to release itself from the shackles imposed on it by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkwa.  The principal of the college had complained of threats to kill his family should he not conced the school to the provincial government. Edwardes College was established in 1900 by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) and was a private Christian College owned by Diocese of Peshawar, of the Chur...

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Call it by its name: 'Persecution!' – New book release by Desmond Fernandes and the BACA detailing the plight of Pakistani Christians

The British Asian Christian Association has published a 490 page book authored by Desmond Fernandes - Call it by its name: 'Persecution!' - that comprehensively analyses and documents the manner in which Christians have been – and continue to be - persecuted throughout Pakistan. For Saleh Memon, a member of the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities: "This book paints a truly horrific picture of the treatment of Christians in Pakistan, based on concrete evidence. It also shows how Pakistani politics have gone toxic when politicians and religious leaders are using extreme communalism to gain political leverage. It is clear that Christians are disc...

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Pakistani Christian Mother of Four Escapes Enforced Prostitution and Kidnap by Chinese traffickers

Usually the only help for an uneducated poor Christian woman in Pakistan is to marry herself out of poverty.  The arranged marriage process has its faults but for many Christian families it has allowed social progress through beneficial loving Christian relationships. However for Rita Yousaf the process became a diabolical nightmare - not once but twice! Rita Yousaf was 23 when she married her Christian husband, a marriage her parents’ thought was a potential ideal escape for their daughter. Being one of six children, her struggling parents found it tough just to put food on the table and finding suitable husbands for daughters is an opportu...

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Teenage Christian survivor of brutal gang-rape has found the strength through God to enter into marriage

Mehwish, Sehrish (bride in 2016), Farzana and a friend A Survivor of a Muslim gang-rape has choosen marriage over victimhood after receiving biblically based trauma counselling Farzana who had survived one of the most brutal gang-rape incidents that British Asian Christian Association has ever responded to, has chosen to forgive her rapists and drop her sense of victimhood in favour of marriage after a series of trauma counselling sessions with Mehwish Bhatti, our National Executive in Pakistan. Farzana’s sister, Sehrish, who was also attacked at the incident, married in 2016 after finding solace in her innocence and the love of God...

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Christian Girl 15 Y/O kidnapped by Muslim men whilst putting out trash

Sania's younger sister Muskan, mother Aasia Bibi and father Latif Masih along with BPCA officer Zeeshan A Muslim man has been detained for questioning by police during an investigation into the disappearance of an 8th grade Christian schoolgirl, Sania Masih (15 yrs). Please sign or petition calling for end to abduction, rape and forced Islamic marriage of Chrstian girls (click here) Razaabad police arrested Mohammad Nasir on the first day Sania went missing, Sunday 19th May 2019, but stopped the investigation a day before Eid-ul-fitr. Sania Masih is the 2nd child of Mason Latif Masih, (39 yrs) and housewife Aasia Masih,...

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Christian man found dead after former employer warned of death for non-payment of loan

A body found near Puni Pulley area off Sargodha Road in Faisalabad, has now been formally identified as that of 33-year old, Javed Masih a Christian man who went missing on 16th May 2019. Mr. Masih who is from Chak 7 GB Kohala, Faisalabad was said to have sustained multiple injuries to his right arm, right ribs, pelvis, left leg and broken fingers. Mr. Masih had also suffered burns to both his hands and his left eye showed signs that it had been badly bleeding. Javed Masih was recently employed by Chaudhry Abbass Jutt (55 yrs), looking after animals and earning around 10,000 Pak-Rupees (£113) per month and his wife has told us that he aske...

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Now three years old the youngest survivor of the 2017 Quetta Bomb attack needs our help to gain a new limb.

During the Quetta Bomb attack in 2017 an 18 month old child narrowly escaped death thanks to the help of our regular supporters.  Not only did we pay for an operation to remove a gangrene infection but we also stayed in contact with the family and have bene very much a part of Aleeza's life since. When the family needed a prosthetic limb for Aleeza we not only coordinated with the private hospital but paid for all the necessary treatment and travel for mother and child to complete the transplant.  Aleeza is a growing child and as you can imagine the non-living prosthetic limb will need continual replacement to meet the requirements o...

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