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Together Stronger - Redbridge fights back at extremism!

Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and other people of faith and no faith came together too stand defiant against the extremism and hatred that has shocked and stunned Londoners over the the last four months.  Terrorist attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park have highlighted an unfortunate increase in polarisation within British society.   A public meeting was organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association in the aftermath of the London Bridge Attack, and saw over 30 local people in attendance.  Visitors spoke of concern over Police raids in Ilford and several arrests of su...

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Christian engineer accused of blasphemy after causing offence to Muslim by seeking payment for work carried out!

Mehwish Bhatti BPCA Lead Pakistan officer with the family of Ashfaq. There is no end to the misery of Christians in Pakistan - in the latest debacle the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan have been used against an engineer named Ashfaq Masih after he simply asked for payment for repairing a Muslim clients motorcycle.On 15 June 2017, Muhammad Ishtiaq, an important and wealthy man in his community visited the shop of Ashfaq Masih (31 years), seeking repairs to his motorbike. Image of Ashfaq's shop and home which is now firmly shut. Ashfaq agreed to undertake the work and hours later after having completing the necessary repairs he sought payment for his...

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A mother's message that brings hope to us all.

Recently we received a touching message about the power of prayer.  A mother whose son survived the recent London Bridge bomb attack reminds us that in our time of greatest need our only hope is in God, in whom we must retain our trust.  We post it here with permission whilst protecting her anonymity. Dear Sir, Thank you for your update, please read this to encourage you in your prayers. My son was involved in the London Bridge attack. His firm has a branch on London Bridge and they had just finished work. At 22.22 I received a text from him saying he was locked in the toilets in a pub and there was shooting outside but ...

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Together Stronger Candlelight Vigil to Restore Peace and Unity in Redbridge

A candlelight peace vigil will be held from 7pm outside Ilford Town Hall on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The event organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association, brings together people of all faiths and none in an attempt to restore peace in London. A two hour unity summit took place last night at Clementswood Community Centre, after a recent spate of arrests in Ilford linked to the London terror attack and Finsbury Park Mosque attack. Several key guests were in attendance at the meeting including, Sheikh Khalid, Imam at the Albayan Welfare Centre on Green Lane, Mark Glazer Chairman of the London Community Watch Trust, Saji...

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Community leader calls for unity after Redbridge hit by string of terror raids

campaigner is calling for Redbridge to come together after a string of police raids in the borough in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack. Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), is urging Redbridge council to allow a “unity festival” to be staged in the borough following the incident. Police have stormed several properties in Ilford in recent weeks as part of an investigation into the attack in central London on June 3, which left eight victims dead and almost 50 people injured. Mr Chowdhry’s plan has received the backing of several faith groups in east London, including Christian, Islamic, Sikh and Hindu organisa...

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Humanitarian aid overwhelms West Kensington Churches as Britain responds to Grenfell Tower tragedy

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association and Joel Kyari visited St John's Church in Notting Hill to deliver groceries and bibles to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Later the two of them volunteered to carry water bottles to Rugby Portobello on Clarendon Road and helped with organizing the large number of donated items that were flowing in.   At approximately 12:05 earlier the same day a tragic accident led to Britain's largest ever tower block fire in which so far 12 people have been confirmed dead - the death toll is expected to rise significantly yet.  As so...

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Public lament including bagpipe solo organized to help victims of Grenfell Tower blaze cope with grief

A 'lament vigil' for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy has been organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association at St John's Church, Notting Hill for Friday 16th June. It is hoped the event will help grieving victims, their family and friends and the local community cope with their loss and shared pain.  Time:         9.30pmDate:         Friday 16th June 2017Location:   Green outside St John's Church, Landsdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 2NN Event:        Short 15 minute service, Urdu Bible recital, Arabic poem recital, Parishioners lament and Bagpiper lament....

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Outpouring of grief leads to overwhelming response to humanitarian aid need from UK citizens

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Grenfell Tower fire in West London

A fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington this morning. Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, Wilson Chowdhry travelled to the blaze to offer help and bottles of water to victims.  After the two crates of water I had ran out some local residents invited me to watch the blaze with them on their balcony.  It was a very eerie experience.  Read yellow advertiser article (click here) Locals heard screams and shouts for help and some even reported people jumping from windows. Though Police have not yet reported any fatalities one police officer could be heard shouting to photographers to 'have some respect s...

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Finally troops are drafted into Ilford

Armed troops have finally been drafted to protect the people of ilford.  Today two armed military personnel were seen at the Army Training Barracks on Gordon Road Ilford.  Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, Wilson Chowdhry, said: "I really don't care about people that find our British military personnel offensive.  For me in the current climate they are an essential element in the fight against terrorism in Ilford. "Clearly Ilford has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism and if it takes serious gestures like this to remove the social malaise from our community then so be it. ...

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