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Lahore Christians fear Muslim mob attack after series of threats received by all churches!

Please sign our petition (click here) Today all day long I have been anxious and tense. As I write this story Christians in Pakistan face the bleakest night of their existence.  On Sunday 15th March 2015 at 6am GMT two suicide bombers, coupled with one armed gunmen each, made their way to Christ Church in the Church of Pakistan and St Johns Catholic Church. The suicide bombers were noticed by volunteer security teams at the respective churches who grabbed the bombers at the gates, preventing them entry into the church and in the process saving hundreds of lives. Even then 17 were killed and 82 injured. The bombers' intent was to divide a nation with...

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We are united against terrorism

L-R Mr Aqueel Sharif, Rev Shabaz Javed, Rev Noble Samuel, High Commissioner Syed Ibn Abbas, Mr Saeed Din, Dr Noshaba Khiljee and Wilson Chowdhry. The BPCA Chairman met with  the Pakistan High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK,  Syed Ibne Abbas,  to discuss the Lahore twin church Bomb attack and the ongoing tensions between Christians and Muslims since the incident.   Wilson expressed his sorrow at the murder of two Muslims which he explained was contrary to their usual reaction.  He asked that their crime be deemed as murder and not terrorism, describing the hurt and panic that caused their momentary loss of control as a mitigating f...

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Pakistani Christians need your prayer and support now more than ever!

 Ecumenical funeral brought 1000s of Christians together in mourning for their lost family. Please sign our petition and show solidarity with the persecuted Christians of Lahore (Click here) Dear all, I write this personal message in hope of galvanising support from any person of good conscience who feels any compassion for Pakistani Christians.  The recent bomb attack has left Christians terrified and afraid, many in the aftermath ran from the incident site and locked themselves in their homes. Others full of fury and rage rampaged through the streets, and a few of them took the law into their own hands murdering two Muslim men who they alleged...

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BBC Interview BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry on Church Bombings in Lahore

On Sunday 15th March 2015 two suicide bombers attacked two different churches in Youhanabad,  killing 17 people instantly and injuring a further 82.  The BBC interviews British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) Chairman for more details on this event and the plights of Christians living in Pakistan.

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Pakistani Christian campaigner receives Anonymous threat!

In the wake of the double suicide bombings in Lahore, a Facebook persona claiming to be acting on behalf of the anarchist hackers group Anonymous placed a threatening post on a major Pakistani Christian Facebook community making false moral equivalence between the Taliban-terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for the bombings on the church services and the Pakistani Christian community as a whole, in a strategy that mirrors the tactics of extremist Muslim groups in Pakistan.  Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, who lost at least one family member in the attacks, said that one of the group’s trustees alerted ...

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Lahore twin church Bombing update

Christian mother and son wail of over her lost son. By Shamim Masih   After receiving a text from Wilson Chowdhry at 5am GMT on Sunday, I immediately set out to investigate the twin bombing at Youhanabad. I arrived there close to 1pm due to many roads being blocked and the poor weather, heavy rain.  I could see immediately that there was considerable unrest.  Everywhere I looked I could see protesters enraged by the attack, in particular a large group at the local Metro Station, and train journeys were being cancelled.  The main Ferozpur road was the scene of a smaller protest despi...

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Two churches bombed in Christian community of Yohanabad in Lahore! Please pray!

Mourners weep over the lost. For the update on the situation in Lahore please click here.   We have received reports that two churches in the Christian community of Yohanabad have been bombed this morning.  Early reports suggest that  14 people have died including a child and a police officer and 70 parishioners of the two churches injured. (click here) One targeted buildings included St John's Catholic church and the other is a Church of Pakistan Church called Christ Church. The suicide bomber in the attack on St John's Catholic church is said to have thrown a grenade into the church before blowing himself up. (click here) Suicide bombers arri...

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The Education System In Pakistan: Discrimination and The Targeting of The 'Other'

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Minority 5% recruitment quota still ignored despite constitutional reform in 2009

Since September 2009, all government departments have been bound by constitutional decree  to implement a set 5 quota for religious minorities when recruiting, but a member of the selection committee in this case appointed his own son. Mr Ashraf said that the Department was prejudiced against him because he is a Christian and also alleged that the department gave the wrong information to the selection committee, mixing his application with another candidate's.   Mr Justice Qasam Khan adjourned this employment discrimination case until 2nd April 2015.   With the BPCA's support LEAD has, in many cases like this, taken the officials c...

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Arrests of 400 Thailand Pak-Christian refugees causes international concern

Dated:13/3/15, Bangkok –Thailand: Urgent message received from Rev Patrick Sarooj (sic): Thai Immigration Police and the Army raided the rooms of asylum seekers living in Samrong district. It was like an operation against Criminals. Asylum seekers were hidden inside their washrooms with their families kept calling around to other asylum seekers for prayers, calling UNHCR also for protection,As soon as the operation started, the Thai Immigration Police and the Army smashed the doors and entered in the rooms of asylum seekers and started arresting them. Minor kids, women, young and old everyone were treated in an inhuman way.Many people were arrested to Samro...

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