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Monday, 12 July 2010

Peace Rally on the 31st July

The British Pakistani Christian Association is to hold it's next Peace Rally on the 31st of July. This is the anniversary of the tragic Korian incident in which 2 churches and 50 homes were burnt down in an act of merciless xenophobia.  This Christian Village is still to receive full compensation and many are still homeless.   This act was followed the next day by an attack on 65 homes and two churches in Gojra the more famous of the two incidents as 9 people were killed by fire and gun shot.  Numerous casualties resulted from both incidents which were both purported to be retribution for blasphemies to the Quran.  Both incidents transpired to be personal vendettas and no evidence of any blasphemy was found by local police.

We hope that churches up and down the country will use Sunday 1st August as a date of remembrance and mourning for the suffering and persecution for people of faith globally.

We are looking for performers to take part in a praise and worship session in front of the Pakistani Embassy that will start form 11:00 - 12:00. So if you are a budding drama group, poet, singer, or musician please do make contact.

We will be erecting a stage and will have a PA that can serve up to 10 mics.

We are also looking for speakers and pastors who would like to speak both before, during and after the protest that will be held from 12:00 - 14:00 that will start at at the Pakistani Embassy and end at 10 Dowining Street.

We hope to make the Peace Rally an annual event to push for equal rights, justice, and peace in Pakistan and to champion the abrogation of the Blasphemy Law, which is being misused by fanatics and those wishing to settle personal scores.

We will send out flyers about the protest to interested churches in the coming weeks.

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