Monday, 30 November 2009
Tarsem Singh Lalli
Thursday, 26 November 2009
- Volunteers to be stewards on the day of the Protest March
- Performers for the 1 hour worship service at Lowndes Square (for of Pakistani Embassy) this will be from 11;00 - 12:00 prior to setting off on our march.
- Preachers for short sermons and prayers during our 1 hour service.
- Political speakers for the 30 minute debrief post- completion of march.
We would also like nominations from people for the 5 people to submit our petition to 10 Downing Street and an additional 5 People to submit a petition to the Pakistani Embassy- please explain why your nomination should be selected in no more than 400 words. You can email nominations to Wilson at email@example.com. We would appreciate if we could find at least two senior women figures from the community. Delegates can include people from others faiths and the political arena, as long as you ask their permission before nominating.
We are in particular looking for two Children between the ages of 5-10 who have a good community background - in particular for our community. They will be selected to be petition bearers with the main delegations submitting petition to the above bodies and will represent our the next generation and posterity.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
It is good to see that more churches are asking us to promote their events. This is what we are here to do and our service is provided free of charge - as long as it is for the edification of our community.
Monday, 23 November 2009
We have placed a petition on the Number 10 Downing Street Website. This will be live until our protest. Please sign it electronically and inform as many interested parties as possible.
Together we can achieve our long term ambition to solve the problems in Pakistan
Thank you for your support
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Here is a link to my recent PowerPoint presentation at the BPCA inaugural meeting. If you have any queries relating to it please do make contact:
A video will follow this post this evening.
During the Meeting Atiq Chowdhry led a learning activity on the pros and cons of previous protest and potential improvements. The results were as follows:
- Lack of wider or international media - coverage was dominated by Christian media.
- Leadership not clear event seems uncoordinated
- Only 300 people at event
- Timing of event was not clear and event had limited preparation time
- Not enough political figures were present at the event
- Too much Urdu content - message not conveyed clearly to other races
- No leaflets at first event.
- More activity across a larger number of groups than ever before
- Pressure resulted in some media coverage
- More of the event was spoken in English (second protest)
- Peoples hearts were stirred new groups have made contact - public have responded to us aware of our concerns, which they previously new nothing of
- Leaflets were produced at second event
- Media attention is growing regrading the concern
- A coordination Team needs to be arranged prior to the Protest. (we will hold a meeting two weeks before event)
- Maintain contact with all Asian Christian Churches (Christian Social Link to provide details)
- Prominent leaders to lead march
- Strong leadership
- Trained stewards (Wilson to train -need volunteers)
- Scheduled speakers (Christian Social Link to provide names)
- Good worship structure before and after event - not during march
- Wider Participation from political pressure/campaign groups, other faiths and christian organisations.
- Formal letters to church organisations (CSL to provide details)
- Promote demonstration through Christian media
- Retain spiritual focus throughout event - we are ambassadors for Christ
If you would like to add any comment please do so........
It was agreed at the end of our meeting that Christian Social Link will eb our lead partners with the event.
Friday, 20 November 2009
While talking to special correspondent of Wilson Group UK, on Thursday; Shahbaz Bhatti Federal minister for Minorities affairs said; Government is taking into account of all subjects related to minorities in the line of their empowerment and religious freedom.
In addition he highlighted the sacrifice of Pervaiz Messiah in the brutal act of violence in Islamic International University. He said; Pervaiz Messiah has projected the distinctive image of minorities in Pakistan with proud and has proven the solidarity with his country. His sacrifice is long lasting and we recognize his braveness at national level.
Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti stated that doors of Pakistan would remain open for Sikh Yatrees. He was talking to the Sikh delegations in minority ministry in Islamabad, who visited his office to pay gratitude for his superior concern during their Pakistan Yatra in the line of a birthday celebration of Baba Guru Nanak.
While talking Mr. Bhatti Said; all churches, temples and gurdwaras would be provided with contemporary amenities and an ample Religious Tourism would be introduced in a while. Sikh Marriage Act would also be presented in the Parliament for legislation after discussion.
He said; present Government is taking gallant steps for the welfare and safeguard of minorities under the vibrant leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Mr. Yousaf Raza Gillani Prime minister of Pakistan.
Special correspondent to WILSON Group United Kingdom
Thursday, 19 November 2009
21 November is a day against Sharia law and for human rights
One Law for All campaign is organising a rally on Saturday 21 November 2009 at 1200pm in London’s Hyde Park. The rally aims to oppose religious laws in Britain and elsewhere, show solidarity with people living under and resisting Sharia, and to defend universal rights and secularism.
Simultaneous acts of solidarity and support for the rally and its aims will take place in countries across the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Serbia and Montenegro and Sweden. (To organise an act – however small – contact us; right now acts taking place are groups or individuals handing out leaflets, organising a petition, holding rallies, issuing a statement on Sharia and so on.)
Moreover, winners of the campaign’s art competition exposing the discriminatory nature of religious law and promoting freedom and equal rights will be announced at the event.
One Law for All Spokesperson, Maryam Namazie, commented, ‘Sharia law is becoming a key battleground, particularly because it is an extension and representation of the rising threat of Islamism. Sharia matters to people everywhere because it adversely affects the rights, lives and freedoms of countless human beings across the world. Opposing Sharia law is a crucial step in defending universal and equal rights and secularism and showing real solidarity with people living under and resisting it everywhere. November 21 is yet another important day for further strengthening the mass movement needed that can and will put a stop to Sharia once and for all.’
1. The One Law for All campaign rally marks Universal Children’s Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
Date: November 21, 2009
Time: 1200hrs – 1400hrs
Place: North Carriage Drive, in-between Stanhope Place Gate and Albion Gate, Hyde Park (closest underground Marble Arch).
2. Speakers at the rally include: Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s Asad Abbas; Poet ‘AK47;’ One Law for All’s Yasmin Atasheen; Musician Fari B; International Humanist and Ethical Union’s Roy Brown; Secularist Ismail Einashe; Singer/Songwriter David Fisher; Philosopher AC Grayling; Southall Black Sisters’ Rahila Gupta; Journalist Johann Hari; Poet ‘Lilith;’ Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq’s Houzan Mahmoud, Lawyer Cris Mccurley; Lawyer Rony Miah; Campaigner Maryam Namazie; Writer Taslima Nasrin; British Humanist Association’s Naomi Phillips; European Humanist Federation’s David Pollock; Iranian Secular Society’s Fariborz Pooya; National Secular Society’s Terry Sanderson; Poet Selina aka ‘Jus1Jam;’ Activist Muriel Seltman; Equal Rights Now’s Sohaila Sharifi; Organisation for the Defence of Secularism and Civil Rights in Iraq’s Issam Shukri; Iran Solidarity’s Bahram Soroush; Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell and National Secular Society’s Keith Porteous Wood.
3. Art competition judges are Philosopher AC Grayling; Singer Deeyah; Journalist Johann Hari; and Columnist Polly Toynbee.
4. Responses to Frequently Asked Questions including the affinity between the far right and the Islamists, the issue of secularism, whether Islamic states are a threat to humankind and the need to defend the right to asylum for those who have fled Sharia law can be found on http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/about/faq.
5. One Law for All campaign was launched on 10 December 2008 - International Human Rights Day. It has since received the support of over 20,000 groups and individuals.
6. For further comment or information, please contact Maryam Namazie on +44 (0) 7719166731 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/.
Maryam Namazie Spokesperson One Law for All BM Box 2387London WC1N 3XX, UKTel: +44 (0) email@example.com
Christian Social link were thanked by Alex Chowdhry and myself for their work in forming our community into a cohesive unit. Prior to their existence, the networking within our community was limited and it was they that have started the fervent campaigning we see in recent times - a consequence of their recent protests. To have them on board with our event is a testament to our commitment and their love for our community. Without a doubt, Christian Social Link are key players in our community now and they have helped galvanise our community into the semblance of a religious and political being. We want to support their work and hope that others will follow suit and collaborate in an effort to affect real change to the situation in Pakistan.
Atiq Chowdhry initiated the meeting with a welcome and the usual health and safety detail - what to do in case of fire and welfare facilities. He was able to use his previous experience working with British Airways to good use as he guided people to the available amenities by using sweeping gestures with his arms. Heh heh, apologies for the intentional unecessary detail...
Our Chairman talked about our group and how it was formed by 3 brothers Alex, Atiq and I who decided to pool our abilities together, to help re-shape our communities approach to tackling the atrocities in Pakistan. Alex explained, that we are looking for new members and that key positions including the chairmanship of the group, would be up for election - once we hear from interested candidates.
Alex went through the aims of our group and expanded on every item - if you missed the meeting don't worry! A film recording will be posted later today.
It was the unanmed Officer form Release International was next and he went through a very emotionally charged presentation that was bolstered by an excellent video on how "release International" is tackling the problem of International Christian Persecution. If you did not attend it is a shame as this was an inspirational call to action. Don't worry though, once again - we filmed it!
Next it was my turn I explained why we holding the Protest march, what we expected to achieve and how others could get involved. I also went through the potential wording for our petition. A copy of my Powerpoint presentation is shown in the next post and I will be posting part of the filmed presentation (camera ran out of charge).
Atiq returned and took us all through a learning activity devised to help derive the "pro's and con's" of previous protests, with a focus on how to improve for our demonstration on the 19th December 2009. All who attended participated and really enjoyed this event - it was a great learning opportunity for us all.
The feedback from the groups learning session will be posted tomorrow - in the meanwhile if you have any ideas for, or would like to get more involved with our group, or the protest march. Please do get in touch.
At the end of the meeting the unnamed officer from Release International provided me with some copies of the Release International Magazine. If you would like a copy please contact us. Release are also selling Pray for Pakistan wrist bands as modelled above. All the money goes towards their excellent work in Pakistan. Please contact us if you would like to purchase some.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Greetings from CAP Ministries, Pakistan.
I received this email from Kaleem Dean Director of CAP ministries in Pakistan. Every day new readers are tapping into our exciting blog and we hope that more of you will encourage others join so that finally we can bind and strengthen our disparate communities into one cohesive network. I have asked Kaleem to share this blog within his network (sic):
Monday, 16 November 2009
Jean has also indicated an interest in meeting with the leaders in our community and I will be working towards arranging a mutually convenient time.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
We need to mark such incidents indelibly, into the taught history of Pakistan to strengthen our civil rights campaign.
Today the Sun came out with new hopes in their life for 59 Christians in Pakistan. "Life for All" made an effort to give these people their life back.59 Christians who have been in jails got the news of their freedom 4 days ago by the effort made by "Life for All".
Thank you very much for keeping me on your email list. Please find enclosed the invitation from our newspaper. It will be helpful if you can confirm your availability.
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Friday, 13 November 2009
I received notification of a unsung hero in Pakistan. He recently saved the lives of 100's of students in a Pakistani School after he halted a suicide bomber from causing an even bigger incident at the expense of his own life. His family have been left without a bread winner and a charitable scheme is being organised in Pakistan.
A copy of the message sent from Tanweer Akhtar in Pakistan:
"Pervez Masih, age 40, worked as a janitor at an Islamic university in Islamabad. He sacrificed his life to save hundred of innocent female students by stopping a suicide bomber from entering the main hall of the cafeteria. Please pray for his family, especially his 70 year old mother, his widowed wife and 3-year-old daughter Dia."
Read more by following the links below:
12 November 2009 17:36
Praise God for Free Speech Victory
Dear Friends and Supporters We are writing with wonderful news of deliverance from the pernicious attempt by the Government last night (11th November) to remove Lord Waddington’s free speech shield from the face of the laws of this land.
In a remarkable debate the House of Lords stood firm against the Government’s fourth attempt to impose its will upon them. Thanks to their steadfastness the vital democratic right to free speech was upheld, the police will have clarity about cases they do not need to investigate and ordinary, peaceful Christians and others who wish to be free to express orthodox Christian views on sexual ethics will not have their freedom so to do unreasonably interfered with.
A short time ago Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Jack Straw MP, announced that the Commons will not attempt to send this particular question back to the Lords yet again under this Bill. On this basis it would seem that the immediate danger to our vital freedom has passed. However you can be assured that we will be vigilant and will let you know if another assault comes to light.
For now at least though we can thank God for this wonderful victory for Christian freedoms, free speech, democracy and common sense. Thank you all for your prayers on this vital issue. We believe they have availed much.
God bless you all, and thank you for your concern and your support Andrea Minichiello WilliamsChristian Concern for our Nation
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
I have been receiving much undue praise for my efforts of late. However, there are people that have put much more energy than I, into the development of information for our community and for the betterment of the quality of life of persecuted Christians in Pakistan:
Follow this link for free access to an internet based Urdu Bible, Bible commentary and much more material (click here).
Follow this link her for access to a prayer map for persecuted Christians across the globe provided by Release International (click here).
I hope this is good reading....?
I received what is a rather good account of the historic persecution of Christians in Pakistan. Please do view the article and its attachments (please click on underlined words and Numbers below):
In Pakistan 1.5% of the population are Christian. Pakistani law mandates that "blasphemies" of the Qur'an are to be met with punishment.
Ayub Masih, a Christian, was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 1998. He was accused by a neighbor of stating that he supported British writer, Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses. Lower appeals courts upheld the conviction. However, before the Pakistan Supreme Court, his lawyer was able to prove that the accuser had used the conviction to force Masih's family off their land and then acquired control of the property. Masih has been released.
Christian communities in Pakistan are the target of attacks by Islamic extremists.
In October 2001, gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a Protestant congregation in the Punjab, killing 18 people. No-one knows for sure, who the gunmen were, but officials think it might be a banned Islamic group.
In March 2002, five people were killed in an attack on a church in Islamabad, including an American schoolgirl and her mother.
In August 2002, masked gunmen stormed a Christian missionary school for foreigners in Islamabad, six people were killed and three injured. None of those killed were children of foreign missionaries.
In August 2002, grenades were thrown at a church in the grounds of a Christian hospital in north-west Pakistan, near Islamabad, killing three nurses.
On September 25, 2002 two terrorists entered the "Peace and Justice Institute", Karachi, where they separated Muslims from the Christians, and then murdered seven Christians by shooting them in the head. All of the victims were Pakistani Christians. Karachi police chief Tariq Jamil said the victims had their hands tied and their mouths had been covered with tape. In December 2002, three young girls were blown apart when hand grenade was thrown into a church near Lahore on Christmas Day.
In November 2005 3,000 militant Islamists attacked Christians in Sangla Hill in Pakistan and destroyed Roman Catholic, Salvation Army and United Presbyterian churches. The attack was over allegations of violation of blasphemy laws by a Pakistani Christian named Yousaf Masih. The attacks were widely condemned by some political parties in Pakistan.
On June 5, 2006 a Pakistani Christian stonemason, Nasir Ashraf, was working near Lahore when he drank water from a public facility using a glass chained to the facility. He was assaulted by Muslims for "Polluting the glass". A mob developed, who beat Ashraf, calling him a "Christian dog". Bystanders encouraged the beating and joined in. Ashraf was eventually hospitalized.
One year later, in August 2007, a Christian missionary couple, Rev. Arif and Kathleen Khan, were gunned down by militant Islamists in Islamabad. The "official" position in Pakistan is that the killer was a fellow Christian, and that the killings were "justified" as an honor killing under the false pretext that the missionaries were engaged in sexual harassment, an assertion widely doubted in the international media, as well as by Pakistani Christians. 
In August 2009 six Christians including 4 women and a child were burnt alive by Muslim militants and a church set ablaze in Gojra, Pakistan when violence broke out after alleged desecration of Qu'ran.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Prime minister Gordon Brown and winners of a Community Crimefighter Award
Here is a message received from Eric Sarwar in Karachi:
Dear Brother Wilson,
Greetings in His precious name who is our constant hope.
"The demand is human heart - hunger.The supply is the grace of God.We are only distributors."
I would like to inform you about our recent album "AWAKE!" ( Utho Aey Jawano) Songs for Youth.This album been dedicated to the persecuted Christians in Pakistan which we are launching on Saturday Dec 4,2009 at Karachi.This album been produced with the burden and sense of weight which has been put on our shoulders to activate and integrate youth ministry in Pakistan.(Poster is attached).
We have planned to launch and distribute this album across the Pakistan to churches, para-churches, Christian schools and institutions through organizing launching ceremonies with the partnership of local churches in major cities of Pakistan.
Before that (TSCM) Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship has produced two albums for children and distributed in Pakistan and beyond in Asian communities and churches.Our Songs for children been selected for their curriculum by OM team International for Dalit's children school project in India.
I am attending our church's General Assembly at Gujranwalla on Nov 18,2009 and during this trip i am distributing this promotional poster to all Presbyterian ministers and meeting with other churches also at Lahore.
Kindly pray for this Youth project and share our burden in prayer to AWAKE youth in Pakistan.
In His Service,
Secretary: Karachi Presbytery of PCP.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
RELEASE INTERNATIONAL PRAYER ALERT
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Prayer support is crucial to those who suffer for their faith in Jesus. Please use these alerts to prompt your own prayers, and to facilitate prayer in your church and other Christian meetings. Please also send it on to other Christians. This information can also be reproduced in church magazines and news bulletins, provided the source is acknowledged.
PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS NEED YOU!
Release wants to recruit volunteers from around the UK and Ireland to represent the needs of persecuted Christians to their churches. Could you be a Church Rep? Your core role would be to receive and disseminate information, and encourage prayerful support for the ministry within your church. How you develop the role depends on the time you have to give. Church Reps are a vital part of the Release team. Please prayerfully consider if you can join us – and pray that many others will take on this role too. To find out more, ring Gene on 01689 823491.
1. INDONESIA – 'Homeless' theology college facing closure threat Students from the Arastamar Evangelical Theological Seminary face imminent eviction from a campsite where they took refuge last year after a violent raid on their campus.Hundreds of students have been living in 11 large tents and studying in the open air at the camping ground in East Jakarta for more than a year. They were forced out of their premises in Kampung Pulo, Jakarta, in July 2008 when a mob armed with sharpened bamboo broke in, demanding the college's closure (Prayer Alert, September 2, 2008).For three months, the Jakarta provincial government agreed to pay the college's camping fees – but payments stopped when the college rejected its offer of new premises in Jonggol, West Java, about 30 miles away from the old site. Rev Matheus Mangentang, rector of the Arastamar seminary, refused to move to Jonggol in the belief that obtaining a permit to establish a college there would have been 'extremely difficult'.Campsite officials recently presented the college with a bill for about £171,000 and, at the time of writing, were demanding that the 760 students currently at the site should leave by November 1. Students have been without water and electricity at the campsite for nearly a month – because officials cut off these facilities in protest at non-payment of fees. Sources for Compass Direct news agency say that the students have continued to study enthusiastically.Some 550 other Arastamar students have also been staying in unsuitable accommodation – some of them at a near-derelict former mayor's office in West Jakarta. Many are said to be in poor health because of their unsanitary, overcrowded living conditions. Compass Direct reports that the college could be forced to close unless it can find new premises soon. Rev Mangentang insists the college should be allowed to return to Kampung Pulo.(Source: Compass Direct)• Thank God for the commitment and courage of Arastamar students and staff. • Pray that the college will soon be re-established in good accommodation.
2. ERITREA – Ten more Christians detained by security forcesTen Christians from the same church are in custody after security officials raided the Asmara home of prominent pastor Tewelde Hailom.Officers raided the home of Pastor Tewelde, founding elder of the Full Gospel Church in Asmara, on October 15, according to Mission Network News. During the raid, they arrested Pastor Tewelde's assistant Pastor Samuiel Oqba, a woman named Senait Tekle and a man named Gebreberhane Kifle. Two days later, seven other Christians from the Full Gospel Church were taken into custody – a woman named as Besrat Gebray and six men whose names are not yet known, according to a report by religious rights charity Open Doors Switzerland.Pastor Tewelde, who is suffering from an ulcer, was not taken into custody, apparently because of his frail health, but he remains under house arrest, with guards posted outside his home. It is not known where the ten Christians are being held.(Sources: Mission Network News, Open Doors Switzerland, The Voice of the Martyrs Canada)• Pray for the immediate release of the ten Full Gospel Church members arrested in Asmara last month.• Ask God to strengthen and heal Pastor Tewelde, who is under house arrest.
3. PAKISTAN – Christian mother appears in court on blasphemy chargeThe blasphemy trial of a Christian woman from Punjab has begun amid tearful scenes as she was reunited with her daughters.Asia Bibi, 37, who has been in custody since June 19, was allowed 15 minutes with her husband Ashiq Masih and their daughters before she appeared in court in Sheikhupura. Asia is said to be standing firm in her faith – but her daughters were visibly upset when they were allowed to hug their mother. Her case was adjourned.Asia, who is from Ittanwali, was arrested after allegations that she had blasphemed Islam's prophet Mohammed in a heated discussion about religion with her fellow farmworkers. Asia's family is one of only three Christian families in a village of more than 1,500 families. Meanwhile, also in Punjab, two Christian brothers have claimed that they were tortured by police after being arrested in connection with the violent raid on their village, Gojra, in August. Eleven Christians were killed in the assault (Prayer Alert, August 11, 2009). The two Christian detainees – Naveed and Nauman Masih – were initially arrested on suspicion of 'rioting' and 'spreading terror'. But Release partner Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) reports that Naveed has now been charged with murder, following the death of a Muslim man severely injured during the Gojra raid. Nauman has been released on bail. CLAAS lawyers have taken up the brothers' case.Speaking from his cell, Naveed told Compass Direct news agency that he and his brother had been starved, beaten and tortured. He claims that police tried to force them to say they had links with terrorist organisations. Nineteen Muslims suspected of involvement in the Gojra attack have been released on bail (Prayer Alert, October 20, 2009).(Sources: CLAAS, Compass Direct, The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, VOM USA) • Pray that Asia Bibi will be acquitted of blasphemy and reunited with her family.• Continue to pray for justice for the Christians of Gojra.
4. CHINA – Yet more Fushan Church leaders arrested in ShanxiPublic Security Bureau officials are keeping up the pressure on the Fushan Church in Linfen city – detaining ten more of its members and blacklisting its leaders.Last month, officials offered to release ten leaders of Fushan Church in Shanxi province who were arrested on September 25. The Christians were detained after protesting about their church compound being demolished in a violent raid by police and officials (Prayer Alert, October 20, 2009). Dozens of church members were left seriously injured.But when the detained Christian leaders learned that officials intended to hold one of their number, Pastor Yang Rongli, 'until further notice', they refused to leave jail without her.Officials retaliated by detaining Pastor Yang's younger sister Yang Linli for six days, ransacking another pastor's home and arresting ten more leaders. Pastor Yang was then formally accused of 'illegal building and disturbing the social order' – as was another leader, Hua Mei. Five other church leaders were sentenced to criminal detention (a penalty for relatively minor offences, served out in a 'detention house' rather than in jail) – though three of them have since been released on parole. Nineteen members of Fushan Church are believed still to be in custody.Meanwhile, Release has learned that Beijing pastor Hua Huiqi was released on October 10 after being forcibly removed from Beijing for the Communist Party's 60th anniversary celebrations last month (Prayer Alert, October 6, 2009). Pastor Hua, who was arrested on September 17, was warned by police on his release that his 13-year-old daughter would be harmed if he 'caused any trouble'. Pastor Hua has appealed to Christians worldwide to pray for his ailing mother, Shuang Shuying, who has been persecuted and imprisoned in the past allegedly over her son's ministry. Another of Shuang's sons Hua Huilin, Pastor Hua's brother, is dying of cancer, according to Release partner China Aid.(Sources: China Aid, Lectlaw.com, The Voice of the Martyrs Canada)• Pray for the immediate release of all Fushan Church members. Pray that this church will have a powerful ministry in Shanxi.• Pray for Pastor Hua and the whole of his family, especially his mother Shuang. Ask God to uphold them and surround them with His love amid all their trials.
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Thursday, 5 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Good Morning to you all in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our GOD is the GOD of Time all HE does is on HIS suggested & decided time, so is the time decided by HIM for our 28th Annual Musical Competition (Christmas Carol’s).
Venue: Central Brooks Memorial Church, 74-Garden Road Saddar Karachi -74400
Date: Saturday 07-11-09 07:00 pm Auditions and Grande Finale on Saturday 28-11-09
Registration fee for Auditions Rs 200/- for Solo & Rs 300/- for Groups/Choirs (Non-refundable)
See contact sheet and flyer at top of this post
Central Church Youth Fellowship (CCYF) is holding another program on the Birthday of our Jesus Christ to Praise HIM to thank HIM for coming in this SINFUL WORLD to save all of us.
Most of you know about the Christmas Carol Competition organize by CCYF every year those who don’t Please see the attached file & get to know the arrangements’ God has made for you all to come & JOIN HIM in the Birthday Celebration of HIS Beloved SON (JESUS CHRIST).
It’s an humble request to you to view the attached pamphlet & join us in this occasion with all the Enthusiasm & Spiritual preparation.
- To unite our people under one banner and take the next steps in forming an overarching body that can co-ordinate and enhance the work of the plethora of organisations serving our community. This follows on from the excellent work of brother Pervaiz in Nottingham. Perhaps we could agree a group name and elect potential candidates for the steering group and agree to draft a constitution?
- To discuss what we aim to achieve from the protest march arranged for the 19th December and how others can help and be involved, whilst finalising the more intricate detail.
- To facilitate a platform for other groups to detail their own projects and how people can be involved - so please contact us if you would like to speak or present your project at our meeting.
- To explain the aims of the BPCA and create a best practice sharing vehicle amongst groups to espouse growth and opportunity for all.
I should add that the event will also be a time of fellowship and worship and if you would like to perform or share more spiritual learning with us, we would like to provide the platform. However, please do understand that any groups and preaching will be limited to 5- 10 minute slots as the priority will be set according to the objectives.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
International Minorities Conference 2009
Loyola Hall,28 Waris Road Lahore Date(s): Dec 12, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009
The slogan “first of all Pakistan” employs that all the people living in the country are Pakistanis without any consideration of color, race or religion and that all of them have equal human rights and are entitled to substantive citizenship as per the vision of country’s founding fathers. The events of the last 63 years in Pakistan with reference to religious minorities have been very discouraging Unfortunately the minorities have not been given full political and civil rights in Pakistan and there are a number of basic issues and fundamental concerns that still need to be addressed.
In Pakistan, the minorities have been reduced to the level of second rate citizens, discriminatory laws, selective criteria, social biases and prejudiced ideologies have made the existence of the minority communities most miserable ,there is great urge for democratic ,just,pluralist and tolerant society. To discuss and deliberate the future of minorities in Pakistan, International Minorities Alliance(IMA)is organizing a first Three days International Minorities Conference on December 12,13 2009.
We are Expecting a whole Galaxy, of political leaders ,social ,human rights activists and prominent Minorities especially Christians leaders all over the globe, to descend on Lahore for the conference.We will be honored if you will attend the conference and participate in it’s deliberation.Join this noble cause, our demand is simple, Equal Citizenship….Equal Rights…..Venue:Loyola Hall,28 Waris Road Lahore.
For further Information please contact:
Mr Nazir Qaiser, Chairman(IMA)
Fr Ayub Francies (USA)
Mr Jeem Phey Ghuri(Italy)
Mr Kaleem Sadiqe
Mr Yasar Barkat Khokhar
Mr Tamoor Sandhu(RSA)