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UK finally agrees review of global Christian persecution

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Women and children Asylum-seekers celebrate another Christmas in Bangkok as their husbands remain detained in IDC

Bangkok asylum seekers gather to celebrate Christmas  Subdued Christmas celebrations were undertaken mainly by women and children Pakistani Christian asylum seekers as their male counterparts were detained by the Thai Authorities after a crackdown on illegal over-stayers.  The arrests which have elicited widespread condemnation by the international community have left many vulnerable mothers in extremely desperate situations where they are forced to survive through the handouts from private donors and charities. Men were noticeably in decline and virtually absent from the BPCA Christmas party this year after a crackdown by Thai Immigration police...

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Pakistani Leadership uses Christmas to put a light on minority rights

Wilson Chowdhry with 1st Secretary Dildar Ali Abro at Pakistan High Commission in London during November 2018PAKISTAN: PTI Leadership use Christmas to put a light on minority rights Pakistan's leadership both Punjab and Islamabad are making efforts over the Christmas season to show goodwill towards religious minorities in some policy statements made on 22nd and 23th of December. The Alhamra Arts Council held a ceremony in Lahore attended by Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayazul Hassan Chohan on 22nd December a few days before Christmas. During the event he gave assurances that like Muslim festivals are safeguarded that t...

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Continue to work for God's glory in the face of obstacles

Leighton Medley BPCA Missionary for Pakistan meeting the Children of Shama and Shahzad two brick kiln slaves extra-judicially murdered after a false blasphemy allegation in 2014. “Not to us, not to us, but to you be the glory O`Lord.” (Psalm 115:1 NIV) It has been a busy year 2018 and really seems to have flown by, yet when I summarise it, I often don`t know where to start. First of all, I`d like to thank all those involved in supporting this organisation financially. God really does bestow upon certain people, the gift of giving and through the use of that gift, we have seen those receive health care who couldn`t afford it. We think of littl...

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Lebanese Christians make a new life in Canada as the population shifts back home

BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry pictured here with one of many Lebanese-Canadian Christian taxi driversSeveral cab drivers who ferried BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry to and from appointments in Ottawa last week were Canadians of Lebanese decent of whom all but one were Christians. During our conversations they told us of the lives they left behind and the cultural shifts reported by family members.  Reflecting on ethnic heritage gatherings over Christmas and how life has changed since arriving in Canada, several of our cab drivers who were Lebanese-Canadian Christians told us of their journey to find work in Canada and of the increasing chan...

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Pak-Christian persecution group gifted with literature by Muslim scholars in Toronto at Christmas

Tarek Fateh presents British Pakistani Christian Association Wilson Chowdhry with two of his books on a visit to TorontoTORONTO: Pak-Christian persecution group gifted with literature by Muslim scholars in Toronto at Christmas British Pakistani Christian Association received a warm yuletide welcome on his brief visit to wintery Toronto, Canada this week, by two Muslim Canadian scholars and journalists:  Farzana Hassan and Tarek Fateh. Both Ms Hassan and Mr Fateh gifted Chairman with scholarly literature that they had researched and written. BPCA was asked to submit a review of the material something we are only too happy to do. ...

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Advent message rings true in light of the persecution of Pak-Christians

BPCA celebrates Advent at Asian Christian Church in Edmonton The Christmas season is filled with family activities and community events that are light and lively, but Asian Christian Church in Edmonton, Canada conducted a poignant service 16th December where they invited  British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman Wilson Chowdhry to share about the work of BPCA and describe some of the incidents Pakistani Christians are enduring in their homeland and in third countries such as Thailand  where they are seeking asylum.   BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry speaking on the plight of Pakistani Christians In co...

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Ottawa discussions confirm safety of Asia Bibi is of Global importance

Lasts words in Canada's Centre Block for a decade highlight the concerns of Pakistani Christians British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman Wilson Chowdhry and BPCA Canada Representative Keri-Lynn Gibbs visited Ottawa the second week of December to meet with various Canadian officials to discuss asylum for Asia Bibi and several major concerns for Pak-Christians. Despite an extremely busy week on Parliament Hill as the House was rising for Christmas several senior officials and parliamentarians met with our delegates. Within the discussions held, an overwhelming reassurance was given by the Canadian authorities that they were one of several co...

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Though fears of a repeat attack have demoralised parishioners of Quetta terror attack last year, attendance has not faltered.

As we draw near to the anniversary of the Quetta Church terror attack (tomorrow) we provide an update to our regular supporters. We supported 13 families with funeral fees and provided 18  families with medical costs until compensation was received from the Government.  We have continued to support a young child who was 18 months old at the time and lost a limb because compensation does not cover her ongoing needs.  Our Quetta officer Pastor Adil attended a memorial event held at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church today. Despite fear of a further attack at the church parishioners still resolutely attend services and this year the ...

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Almost one year on from murder of Zainab: Brave girl (9 yrs) who bit hand of would-be-rapist thwarted double-child abduction

When a Muslim abductor tried to kidnap and rape two Christian girls aged 10 and 9 yrs of age the reaction of the younger child saved both sisters, however the abductor fled the scene of the crime and is still on the loose. On the evening of 21st November 2018, during celebrations of the birth of Muhammad (Rabi ul Awal) Sonia (10 yrs) was playing with her sister Laiba (9 yrs) in the grounds nearby their home at Chak 62 Bhagywala Matiyani district Faisalabad, while their parents were at home. During their playtime an unknown large man of around 35 years old grabbed both of the girls by their wrists and dragged them screaming and kicking into...

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