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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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Prayer and healing in Ilford town centre leads to several souls saved!

British Pakistani Christian Association has been working hard to alter the way our local council interacts with the residents living in the London Borough of Redbridge.  Our main cause for concern were the lack of local events to help foster harmony within the community and create opportunities for community groups and charities in our borough promote their services and gain referrals, to help strengthen the community. Our primary strategy was to create a new regular monthly community fayre - one with a difference, due to a heavy slant towards community engagement. So, whilst an array of commercial stalls kept shoppers committed ...

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Turkey embraces a strongman as Pakistan election looms

On the 24th June, the country of Turkey rejected democracy exchanging it for autocratic rule, as clearly stated in the words of Muharrem Ince, the main opposition leader: “We have now fully adopted a regime of one man rule.”   President Erdogan, as he will now be known, is now Turkey`s most powerful leader since Kemal Ataturk, who secularised Turkey nearly 100 years ago. BPCA Outreach Officer Leighton Medley expressed his concern about these recent developments in Turkey: "While in my last message, I praised Erdogan`s removal from the school curriculum the teaching of evolution, a worldview which I believe is bringing about the d...

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Limb for child bomb survivor brings hope of future independence

A Pakistani Christian child of only who survived the bomb attack in Quetta on 17th December 2017 has started to walk tentatively after British Pakistani Chistian Association paid for her to have a prosthetic limb and walking frame to restore her lost mobility.  Aleeza Masih who at 18 months old was the youngest victim of the Quetta Bomb Attack is now exhibiting signs of good progress with the use of the limb and frame and is able to move short distances on her own. Aleeza's mother tells us that "Aleeza seems to have improved her confidence and is exhibiting signs of great joy following the successful consultations with the prosthetist...

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Pakistan to have first Catholic Cardinal since 1994

Image of Joseph Coutts speaking at ACNUK Westminster Cathedral Night of Vigil in 2012 (click here) Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part. “I am happy to announce that on June 29 there will be a consistory meeting to appoint 14 new cardinals. Their origins reflect the universality of the church,” Pope Francis said in an address in Saint Peter's square. Among the new cardinals will be Iraq's Ar...

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Pak-Christians remember Asia Bibi on the 9th anniversary of her arrest

Mehwish Bhatti, Lead Officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association gathered with other Christians to mark Asia Bibi's 9th year in captivity with prayers for her freedom and release. A narration of her arrest and the incident leading up to it was presented from the BPCA website (click here) on July 14th 2018, exactly 9 years on from her original arrest for blasphemy. Faithful Christians raised prayers and expressed hopes for the gates of her jail cell to opened and for Asia to be reunited with her family.  Young boys held signs saying, "Asia Bibi Pakistani Christians are with you," and "We are praying for Asia Bibi." ...

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BPCA remembers victims of Liege Attack

Whilst on a trip to Belgium to speak at a symposium titled “Religious Freedom in Europe: A Christian Case Study” Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association and Nissar Hussain visited the site of the recent Liege attack in which 3 police officers were killed by an islamic extremist. The attack which occurred on Tuesday 29th May was undertaken by a lone-wolf attacker named Benjamin Herman  (33yrs) who was on a day release from prison despite police and prison authorities knowing that he had become seriously radicalised within jail. Two police officers were shot dead and a woman in a vehicle passing-by before the gunman who had shout...

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Family of asylum seekers related to two pastors murdered in extrajudicial blasphemy killing told by UK to return home

Image of slain Christian brothers Sajid and Rashid Masih Maqsood Bakhsh, a Pakistani Christian and his family now living in Glasglow, fled Pakistan in 2012 after Islamic extremists targeted him because of his faith. Mr Bakhsh who has spent six years seeking asylum is appealing directly to The Right Honourable Theresa May to allow him and his family to stay in the UK after all prior applications were rejected by the Home Office and they were informed they would have no further right to appeal. Though the Home Offices assert that every asylum case was assessed on its individual merits there seems to be a conside...

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Asian Christians still aloof from other believers

During the 1st and 2nd of June 2018 Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, Wilson Chowdhry and his family were invited to attend the weekend event of the 'Big Church Day Out' at their Chesire event. If you’re not familiar with the Big Church Day Out (BCDO) is the UK’s largest annual gathering of believers at an event which they say 'creates a space for all denominations and ages to gather each year for two exciting days of worship and celebration'. Their website tells us: "BCDO is held on two sites - Wiston House in West Sussex and Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire. In 2018, BCDO South celebrates its 10th event, plu...

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