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BPCA helps Pakistan's last openly Jewish man to remove decades old discriminatory practice in Pakistan

One of Pakistan's oldest discriminatory practices has been terminated thanks to Fishel Benkhald Pakistan's last openly declaring Jew - with a little help from Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association. Fishel Benkhald approached Mr Chowdhry about a year ago after he was having difficulties with altering his recorded faith within his Identity documents. Fishel Benkhald as he now names himself is a man who was born of a Jewish mother and Muslim father. Fishel (chosen Yiddish name) was born Faisal Benkald in Karachi in 1987 and is the fourth of five children. Fishel's fondest memories are of his mother coo...

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Pakistani Christian Campaigner recognized for his work helping asylum seekers in Thailand.

Annie Ishaq holds the certificate for Wilson Chowdhry from Bright Future Society. At a glittering event at held at the Christian Guest House in Bangkok at 2pm on 26th March 2017 humanitarian individuals were recognized by a Pakistani Charity for their help towards the betterment of the Pakistani Christian asylum seeker community in Thailand. Bright Future Society a Christian NGO that hail from Pakistan awarded Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association for 'Exemplary services for the Christian Community in Thailand. Mr Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association was thanked for his wo...

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Incorrigible dehumanization of Asylum seekers in Greece continues at expense of political EU and Turkish expediency

The incorrigible dehumanisation continues at the expense of political EU & Turkish expediency. On a recent visit to Greece and Turkey, the Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, Wilson Chowdhry, uncovers the hidden suffering of Pakistani Christians escaping persecution from Pakistan, and encountering the scapegrace enforcement of the EU and Turkish authorities. The human suffering is continuing in the Mediterranean Sea albeit on a smaller scale despite the deal that was reached between the EU and the Turkish authorities to stem the flow of refugees and the continual deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. The horrors we witnessed i...

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BPCA's Leighton Medley returns to Pakistan for a series of 8 more outreaches

Leighton Medley and his wife Pana have returned to Pakistan on 25th March 2017 to undertake a series of  seminars and outreaches in communities across Pakistan.   They will be in Pakistan for the next three weeks reinforcing the learning provided at our various outreaches last year.  Read more (here), (here) and (here) Seminars are designed to disciple a new wave of more savvy Pastors in Pakistan espousing a more accurate doctrine. Leighton will be speaking on Christian family life,  atonement and regeneration as well as enhancing previously held worldview classes. BPCA ask that you pay for this essential work and our ...

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Thailand's forgotten blessing

Though many in Thailand are oblivious to it as a nation they are being blessed by an influx of Christians praying for the nation and sharing their Christian values to a hardened nation. Who are these Christians?  Thousands of Pakistani Christians who are attending churches and pray for their safety but pray for their host nation daily too. As Easter approaches the children who are present at our underground asylum seeker school which is now approaching it's third year, are preparing posters and banners so they can brighten up their condo and make the place more festive. Children will also be making Easter cards to share with ...

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Pakistani Christian Refugee builds restaurant business from scratch

A family in the dark.  Stephen Maqsood sits in a room without electricity praying for the next pay day. A Pakistani Christian refugee in Greece is seeking contracts from Charities helping asylum seekers to help him continue feeding his family and gain electricity for his home. Stephen Maqsood a married father with two children had to flee Pakistan after a man jealous of his success as a qualified nurse accused him of a blasphemy.   To avoid arrest Stephen rushed to another city where he stayed with a friend for a month while friends and his church helped him raise the money and organize a travel visa for a flight to Turk...

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Police and court failure in Pakistan lead to call for united protest for 12 year old murder victim Tania Mariyam

After a 12 year old child was found dead in a canal with strange froth in her mouth and trousers ripped in what looked like a rape, you would think local Police authorities would initiate a murder inquiry. Well in Pakistan that is far from the norm especially if you are a Christian.   Tania Mariyam was just such a victim when on 23rd January 2013, she was found dead in the Upper Chenab Canal. Read her full story (here) When Tania left home that morning her family never expected her to never return.  They have been running a campaign with help of the BPCA to gain justice for their daughter. Through a hard advocacy and awarene...

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Selfless brother and dedicated Christian campaigner who co-founded first Asian Christian Church in the UK dies suddenly.

Dr Mujeeb Ul Rehman Chowdhry B.A (Hons) M.A Dip Lib Sc FRAS (London) 19th July 1934 – 9th March 2017 RIP In pre-partition India on 19th July 1934 a first son was born to a Mr and Mrs Charag Uddin in the city of Sialkot, now in modern day Pakistan. For all intents and purposes Mujeeb Ul Rehman Chowdhry was a very normal child, his physical attributes were akin to the many other children born in the city, however time would reveal that he was one of the brightest minds to emerge from the city. Until the 8th year of his schooling Mujeeb would undertake his learning at CTI boarding School, where his father’s eldest brother was head t...

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Numbers of asylum seekers sailing through Mediterranean Sea from Turkey reduces but people smuggling continues despite $6 billion EU payout

Image of centre operated by a local church that helps asylum seekers with food and counselling.   British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman, Wilson Chowdhry travelled to Greece after receiving reports of a growing number of Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Athens.  Hilda Orr a long term friend of the BPCA who met with Wilson during a visit to speak at a conference in Belfast, and who then joined our first ever protest in Belfast shared concerns about Pakistani Christian asylum seekers who were homeless and destitute. Hilda is a long term volunteer in Greece on a self funded programme linked with a church in Greece.  The volunteer experienc...

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Boxing instructor fled Pakistan to escape persecution is now helping victims suffering in Bangkok's brutal detention centres

In January we were approached by Maqsood Iqbal a Pakistani Christian asylum seeker who has also managed to obtain a retirement visa in Thailand and needed help funding an extension. The visa enables him to live a more free existence without fear of arrest though he and his family are living in poverty as he is unable to work on the visa. In a discussion with Wilson Chowdhry, it was agreed that Mr Iqbal would deliver food for free to incarcerated Christians within the brutal IDC once a month. Each food package will also contain a short bible passage and study produced by local pastors to give victims comfort and an understanding that God is with...

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