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Pakistani Christian winner of a Yoni Jesner Award acknowledged at a Central London ceremony

Image courtesy of Blake EzraOn Tuesday 11th July 2017 spectators at the Yoni Jesner Awards experienced the growing inclusivity of the awards, as one of the first non-Jewish speakers in the history of the event spoke at their 7th Award ceremony. Hannah Chowdhry, a Pakistani Christian student at Kantor King Solomon High School was chosen with fellow student Samuel Feldman to represent the school at the awards, by describing their volunteering experience. This Award honours the efforts of students who complete regular voluntary work. It introduces Jewish young people to community involvement thus making a difference to people's lives. It teaches resp...

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The Victim Mentality - Why our attitude should be different

Moved by the inappropriate behaviour of some Christians in Pakistan, Brother Leighton Medley, Lead Outreach Officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association, has chosen to counter the demand of a truly misguided set of people in calling for the arrest and sentencing under the evil blasphemy laws of Pakistan, of Barrister Zafar Ullah.  Brother Leighton was concerned how victim mentality has consumed many Pakistani Christians and has made them susceptible to the cultural norms in Pakistan including giving credence to the demonic blasphemy laws.   Barrister Zafar Ullah's comment A letter by Joint Christian Action Co...

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Brother Leighton's response to JCAC blasphemy charges against Barrister Zafar Ullah

The Victim Mentality Why our attitude should be different Yesterday, I was reading an article from Al Khaber news, that a barrister by the name of Zafar Ullah during a press conference in Islamabad, was trying to compare the persecution faced by Jesus, to that of his ally and friend, the current Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. Understandably so, Christians may be upset by this kind of statement, due to the fact that they are a persecuted minority in their own country, paying particular notice to the controversial blasphemy law in Pakistan, of which many Christians have fallen victim to and no doubt will do so in the future. But upon hearing the reaction ...

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Only Christian tears shed for worthless sewage workers

Three men passed away in the filth and scum of Pakistani sewers a job they did professionally, maintaining their dignity despite their low pay and untouchable status.The incident took place on 3rd July 2017 and has barely been mentioned in any media because no-one cares about these insignificant beings - only their families.  Read more about the preventable deaths (click here)   Their necessary role in maintaining the cleanliness of the outdated and inadequate sewer system of Pakistan, has never been appreciated.  The sanitary men of Pakistan are paid a pittance, are bullied and harassed by their Muslim overlords and are not provided...

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Three deaths later Thailand finally opens bail for registered asylum seekers and refugees!

For almost two years persecuted Pakistani Christians and Ahmadis who make up over 50% of Thailand's asylum seeker community have been refused bail for overstaying their visa's.  For the re-persecuted victims this has meant an extremely difficult and stressful stay in Bangkok's brutal Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). However, Yesterday Thai authorities declared that bail would be granted to UNHCR registered asylum seekers and refugees similar in process to the bail system operated some years ago.  The bail system reopens soon and when it is officially restarted BPCA hopes to be able to initiate some applications immediately.  ...

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Three Christian sewage workers killed by toxic fumes whilst working without PPE

Three Christian men died while cleaning a sewer in Pakistan by hand despite being provided with no personal protective equipment or uniform. The three men named Saleem Masih (50 yrs), Danish Masih (20 yrs) and Nadeem Masih (18 yrs) lived at the servants quarters of Sadiq Public School. On Monday 3rd July 2017 the men were instructed to clear the blockage in a large sewer pipe at Ara Basti a small town in Bhawalpur. When they got to the site  they opened the door to the sewer and allowed some time for noxious fumes to escape a common practice for untrained sewage workers.  They then jumped into the sewer wearing just a sharwar (Pakist...

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Christian mother calls for prayers to help get justice for 3 year old daughter who was raped by neighbour

Please pray for justice for young Saiba! In January BPCA reported on the devastating rape of Saiba a three year old child whilst her mother was out of the home working as a sanitary worker at Government hospital to cover the regular living expenses for their household.   Now 7 months later Saiba's mother Catherine is still fighting for justice for her daughter and a conviction for the rapist whose brutal attack now means Saiba can never bear children. We spoke with her lawyer Khurram Shezad today who advised us on her case. He said: "Saiba's case is being heard within the session court at Bhawalnagar however we have had several delays as the solicitor who shou...

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BPCA begins home church for Urdu worshippers in Sri Lanka

After a desire for a local Urdu Church in their vicinity a group of Pakistani Christian asylum seekers initiated a home church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, with some help from the British Pakistani Christian Association.   A group of over 30 individuals met at the home of our lead officer Tussawar Khan.  The service was presided over by Pastor Pervez who is an asylum seeker himself. After the service food and drink were served and food vouchers were given to the many families which we have now been distributing monthly, since Wilson Chowdhry our chairman visited Sri Lanka in December 2016. Their are believed to be close to 500...

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Ethnic minority ordinations provide opportunity for better Christian engagement with minorities in the North

Newly ordained Shahriar Ashrafkorasani and Wilson Chowdhry Last Saturday I was pleasantly surprised to find two Pakistani Christians being ordained within the Church of England at Blackburn Cathedral.  My reason for the visit to the north of England was to meet my friend Shahriar Ashrafkorasani a convert from Islam who graduated from  Wycliffe College at Oxford University and was also ordained at Saturday's ceremony.  He will soon be taking up a curacy in Preston.   The ceremony was presided over by the Bishop of Blackburn, Julian Henderson and Rev'd Dr Rosalyn Murphy of St Thomas Church in Blackpool led the sermon. ...

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Televised UK parliamentary debate on Christian persecution brings hope for change

Today a much awaited debate on Christian Persecution was held at Westminster Hall - surprisingly it was attended by a large number of MPs.   The last time a debate like this was held was around five years ago and many believe the debate was long overdue. A full debate intro and pack can be read by clicking (here) The event was championed by MP Jim Shannon of the DUP who is of course Chairman of the All Parliamentary Party for International Religious Freedom and was presided over by MP Hanson Shadow Police and Justice Minister and also Shadow Treasury Minister . Dame Caroline Spelman who is Second Church Estates Commissioner quest...

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