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London must brace itself for potential food shortages while devious local council parking regimes add to stress of economic downturn

Image taken from a Tesco Metro Store last night British Asian Christian Association is warning the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that something must be done to brace an unnecessary food crises. Today an email has been sent to both calling for improved measures to calm the disastrous panic-buying of recent weeks that threatens our economy. The recent panic-buying across the country has now dissipated to some extent, with queues in shops noticeably smaller. However a lack of workers in distribution factories has meant that their is still limited stocks for many food and sanitary essentials in st...

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Christian servant beaten by Muslim for daring to quit job

A young Christian servant was beaten to near death after he refused to continue work for a wealthy Muslim who was paying below what was agreed between them and forcing him to clean toilets which was not part of the original job description. Shaan Masih (21) a resident of chak number 15/125L district Mian Chanu worked for Chowdhry Kashif Nadeem in a role that had previously been undertaken by his father and grandparents, who had all been servants to the same family. When Shaan's father died he was working elsewhere as a farmhand and refused to work for the local landlord as he knew he being paid regularly and had a greater salary in his rol...

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Fears that high COVID-19 infection rates in Pakistan will kill thousands of Christians raised by charity

Pakistan has only had relatively few infections of Coronavirus but even then the Government has begun a lockdown in provinces most affected. The number of Coronavirus infections in Pakistan rose to 646 after the country reported 160 new cases over the last 24 hours.  Pakistan has registered its 4th death from COVID-19 today which is the third from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KPK).  Provincial governments have announced the closure of public spaces, educational institutions, public transports, market, malls and playgrounds for at least three weeks, while section 144 has been imposed and strict action is being taken against those who are stocking up fa...

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Supermarket queues will soon make it impossible to feed homeless say's local charity

A Redbridge-based charity has called for changes to the local shopping regime to enable charities essential NHS and other emergency staff to get their essential shopping done to maximise their efficiency at work. British Asian Christian Association has warned that to feed the regular homeless visitors that attend their centre in Ilford has become nigh on impossible due to exaggerated shopping queues and panic buying, that leave them having to visit at least 6 stores to provide their services legally.  Yesterday at Costco Walthamstow a sign that was up before shoppers began at 9.30 warned that over 10 items had been sold out within their s...

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Social-distancing and good hygiene practice allows BACA to feed homeless and help vulnerable people forced to self-isolate

Thursday (19th March) saw the strangest but most necessary development since we began our 'Meals for the Homeless' project in Ilford. For months we have been trying to provide a safe atmosphere for London's homeless to meet, share fellowship and enjoy a hearty meal.   However, this week we planned to take the service out into the open to ensure our practice was 'COVID-19 compliant'.  Social-distancing has become a buzzword commonly used to describe the introduction of a new temporary culture in global society, no longer to the British shake hands or the French and Italian kiss cheeks to welcome one another.  Instead we see young...

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BACA COVID-19 community volunteer group helps patient on kidney dialysis requiring immediate self-isolation

Yesterday BACA began to share details of their COVID-19 community volunteer group for Ilford and Chigwell, for which we have partnered with various groups including All Saint's Church (Chigwell), East Ilford Betterment Partnership and Chigwell Row Residents Association.  Today after a call to our office from a man known to BACA we were able to provide our first community needs response.  Joel Kyari who lives not too far from our offices and was aware of our foodbank, asked if there was any food available for him.  Joel has been a local resident for some years and due to poor kidney health had a kidney removal operation last week...

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UK Government must assist charities supporting the homeless to prevent loss of essential aid!

A homeless people's support group in Ilford is raising deep concern over the lack of advice and support for charities working with these vulnerable people through the current COVID-19 Pandemic. British Asian Christian Association has been supporting over 26 people through a 'Meals for the Homeless' project.  They have also been helping some of the same individuals and other deprived families in the borough with a foodbank facility (click here). However, in recent weeks the food being received via Tesco under a 'Fareshare' Charitable distribution has reduced due to the selfish hoarding of a few, that has resulted in panic-buying by the...

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In Jesus we can have peace despite Coronavirus - He has overcome the world!

Here is an encouraging video from Brother Leighton our Missionary to Pakistan, who reminds us that the church  during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Panic on the streets of London as shoppers cram trolleys following rise in Coronavirus infections

Juliet Chowdhry (bottom left) can be seen buying a tea urn, plastic boxes and one package of Kitchen rolls for our homeless feeding centre. Panic has set into the people of London, as concerns about the spread of Coronavirus has stimulated a wave of hoarders. Last night in the London Borough of Redbridge, shops through the borough were missing many regular produce. At the Goodmayes Tesco branch, shelves could be seen to be bereft of any tissues, rice, chapatti flour, pasta, sanitizers and medicines such as paracetamol and cough/flu remedies. Whereas Lidl and Farm Foods in Ilford town centre were exhibiting bold-large-type posters warning shoppers that they had no ti...

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Campaigners concern rises as cynical Sri Lankan government formally withdraws from UNHRC Resolution a week before Special Rapporteur report

Image of our former Chairman Wilson Chowdhry presenting a BPCA report on Christian persecution by Desmond Fernandes, to a Senior Protection Officer at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees at Sri Lanka in 2017.We detail below the importance and significance of the findings of the UN Special Rapporteur’s report on violations of freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka. In September 2015 after a landmark investigation the United Nations released a major report on serious human rights violations committed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war and the surrounding period (2002-2011). The ‘OISL Report’ [1] asserted that violati...

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