Christian population numbered 148,000 as of Christmas Eve, 2.1 percent of the total population in Israel..
Most, about 120,000, are Arabs, while 28,000 came to Israel with their Jewish families under the Law of Return, mainly during the wave of immigration from Russia and Ethiopia in the 1990s.
Christian population numbers 148,000 as of Christmas Eve in Israel: By Moti Bassok, Haaretz Correspondent
Christian population numbered 148,000 as of Christmas Eve, 2.1 percent of the total population in Israel..
Lahore: December 26, 2006. "There were two families who had a son who was addicted and there was another family who was a happy family. The son who was addicted he came home drunk and there was nothing for his Children, no food no cloths and no shoes. The wife was sitting and crying then the other
New Delhi: December 26, 2006. Justice K G Balakrishnan, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, will be the new Chief Justice of India, the first-ever Dalit to occupy the coveted post.
Law Ministry sources said President A P J Abdul approved the new appointment today. He replaces Chief Justice
Again this year, Christians are going to celebrate the birth of the Messiah who came to establish the culture of peace but the forces of destruction have been also growing in power to spread their desert. I wrote this poem about those forces of destruction.
AVTAARS OF SAVAGERY
When the avtaa
All India Confederation of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe supported the demand of Dalit Christian Reservation. By Madhu Chandra
New Delhi: December 12, 2006. All India Christian Council with the support of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations had a protest rally at New Delhi on December 11, 2006 to demand Dalit Christian reservation. Over thousand Dalit Christians attended with the support of Dalit Buddhist, Dalit
Washington, DC â€“ The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) announced the winners of its 2006 Human Rights Community Award today at a formal luncheon at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for celebration of the International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2006. Among the
Sialkot: December 5, 2006. (SLMP report) Pastor Jacob Rehmat who is Pastor In-charge of Kosar Baraj Parish of Church of Pakistan Sialkot Diocese and wrongfully implicated in false theft case according to investigative report issued by Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan here today.
It's also reported th
President Bush needs to take more passionate lead some aggressive charges against genocide, with elections just around the corner and with the focus of world around Iraq and other parts of Middle East; I believe we have completely ignored the worlds most suffered Place Darfur, Sudan. I was in gym wo
Karachi: November 29, 2006. Mr. Herbert Fernandes â€“ President of Catholic Association criticizes the proposed Hasba Bill, terming it a conspiracy to impose `Talibanisation` in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Mr. Fernandes stated that `Hasba Bill` is unconstitutional, religious marshal
Christians from across India will stage Dharna to demand SC Status for Dalit Christians on December 06.
New Delhi, November 28, 2006. Dr. Joseph D'souza - President of All India Christian Council said in a press conference held at New Delhi that Dalits suffer injustice and oppression within Hindu religion and when they convert, they face double injustices. The upper caste Christians do not allow them
New Delhi, Nov 27: The government today said the proposal to provide reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who have converted to Christianity and Islam is being considered by the National Commission of Linguistic and Religious Minorities.
"Reservation to converts to religions like B
Mandal II Silently Achieved Its Goal, Says Social Scientist: An Observance from a Symposium organized by Tehelka
New Delhi, November 27, 2006 (By Madhu Chandra): In a symposium on "Reservation: Inclusive Progress or the Death of Merit" under two days' "Summit on the Powerless" organized by Tehelka at Dr. MA Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 20 â€“ 21 November 2006, The beuros Private sect
KYZYL-ORDA, KAZAKHSTAN (ANS) -- South Korean pastor Kim U Sob, who has led the Love Presbyterian Church in the southern Kazakh town of Kyzyl-Orda [Qyzylorda] for the past eight years, has been forced to leave the country, Aleksandr Klyushev of the Association of Religious Communities of Kazakhstan t
ISLAMABAD, Nov 16: The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal on Thursday announced that it would implement its decision of resigning from the National Assembly in protest against the passage of the Protection of Women's Rights Bill during a parliamentary party meeting on December 6 and 7. The MMA has 66 lawmakers
India: November 17, 2006. Chennai High Court has ruled that Christian Dalits are not entitled to the special benefits provided under the Indian Constitution for so-called "Scheduled Castes".
AsiaNews reports that the court made the ruling in a case concerning a Dalit born to Hindu parents who had c
Banglore: November 18, 2006. Angered by the disappearance of three girl students from a private Christian school in Chandra Layout police station limits, in Bangalore a group of Hindu radicals ransacked the school principal`s chamber on Friday.
The police said that as the girls, who had gone mis
New Delhi, November 18, 2006 (All India Christian Council): Nine tribal Christian homes belonging four villages in Kokrajhar district of Assam have been evicted by some members belong to Bodo Religious Bathou (an indigenous Bodo tribal religion) on November 14, 2006.
According to the sources reachi
Dalit books challenging evil in Indian society confiscated and the Christian vendor arrested and gospel-meting disrupted-GCIC secured bail
India: November 5, 2006. Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) thanks all prayer warriors for their prayers for Our coordinator Brother Asit Mohanti`s most difficult mission of securing bail for the Innocent Christian brothers falsely implicated by the Orissa police.
At last, after much str
A Dalit Christian Arrested in Orissa on charge of Selling Dalit Literature. Reported by Madhu Chandra
New Delhi: November 5, 2006. Amit Kumar Raul, a Dalit Christian, has been arrested in Orissa on October 26, 2006, under G. Udayagiri police station with charges of selling "Oh You Hindu Awake" written by R. K. Chetterjee, published by Dalit Forum Journal, Kolkotta.
Sources told the All India Chris
The city of Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, has been a focus of sectarian violence since the end of 1998. Between 1999 and 2002, 1,000 people were killed, in part of a wider conflict - the Moluccan War - which killed 9,000 people in the same period. Most of the violence then was mounted by Islami
Hyderabad: October 27, 2006. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y. S. Rajshekar Reddy inaugurated Transform World: India 2006 on October 24, 2006 at Hyderabad. Over 800 dignitaries from 40 nations are participating in a 4 day conference from 24 October to 28 October. Transform World is hosted
Distribution of Wheel Chairs by Canadian High Commissioner at Changa Manga; Report by Margaret Piara
Kasur: The Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Stuart Hughes said that "I wish to congratulate Mr. Jumshad Pirzada who is doing the charity work for the disabled persons of this country"
The Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Stuart Hughes was talking to the program for the disabled persons on the 23rd of
KARBALA, Pakistan -- A steady flow of bodies being returned to Pakistan has prompted tribal elders to appeal to intelligence agencies and religious leaders to stop sending young men to fight coalition forces in Afghanistan.
"We have made it known to the military intelligence and the mullahs that w
Prince Charles, heir to the throne, should continue the tradition of taking the title of defender of the Christian faith at his coronation -- and not encompass other faiths.
The prince, 57, has always taken a keen interest in other religions and in 1994 he told his biographer that he wanted to be known as "Defender of Faith" rather than "Defender of the Faith", a report by an evangelical group to be published Monday has said.
But the Evangelical Alliance, a charitable
Karachi: The Sindh High Court here on Monday, 16th October 2006 issued notices in an application under section 12 (2) CPC, bearing J. M. No. 37 of 2006, seeking annulment of the orders of the Sindh High Court dated 13 th February 2002, regarding the election and appointment of Bishop of Karachi Dioc
New Delhi: October 22, 2006. All India Muslim Women`s personal Law Board has termed the stand of Mr. Kamal Farouqee of Muslim Personal Law Board on the fate of rape victim Imrana highly deplorable as unjust, unfair, insensitive and brutal. In a press release issued here today Broad`s Founder Secreta
UK: october 21, 2006. A 7ft 2ins Pakistani woman is to live in Britain on benefits after claiming asylum because she is `too tall` to return home.
Zainab Bibi, 33, claims she faces constant persecution and ridicule in her own country over her height. She has lodged an asylum claim with the Home
Anjum Bhatti, President, Christian League of Pakistan in America PA, presents a Poem in honour of US Senator Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum in the senate you are a great senator
Heart beat of the public and unique mentor
People love U by heart day and night
You solve their problems and fight for their right
You smell all around better than flowers it will be better for Casey to go to shower
For society and nation U ar
GCIC President Sajan George condemn the despicable act of closing down of Christian destitute home in Thyagarthi, Shimoga district in India.
Banglore: October 15, 2006. Lourd Matha , Pasan Prawsad Ashramam, a destitute home, in Thyagarathi village near sagar was sealed by the Sagar police and arrested the visitors and organizers of the destitute home. The visitors and office bearers are arrested and detained in the Sagar Police sta
Muslim stabs wife when daughter becomes Christian in Australia "If children fail, the mother is at fault and will bear the brunt of the blam"
A devout Muslim woman was attacked and stabbed to death, allegedly by her husband, after their 17-year-old daughter announced she was embracing Christianity, according to police and news reports.
Officials say Dr. Muhammad Hussain, 48, remained in critical condition in the Gold Coast Hospital with
The hijab: Non-Muslim girls attending an Islamic school will have no choice but to wear headscarves
Female students at a new Islamic school will be made to wear head scarves regardless of their religion, it was revealed yesterday.
The Madani High School in Leicester will be required by law to acce
International Observers Join AICC in Honoring Ambedkar, All India Christian Council exposes international guests to the greatness of Ambedkar during a visit to Deekshabhoomi
NAGPUR â€“ Oct. 14, 2006. Following the footsteps of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and thousands of Dalit pilgrims, the All India Christian Council (aicc) and 25 international visitors paid their respects to Ambedkar during a visit to Deekshabhoomi, the site of the original 1956 Dalit emancipation movement bein
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshis hailed their nation`s Nobel Peace Prize winner on Friday, "banker to the poor" Muhammad Yunus who launched his microcredit system from one of the world`s most poverty-stricken countries.
Hundreds of friends and admirers gathered at his Dhaka residence with flowers an
Are you watching this Christian Television in Pakistan named JCTV? Write to Pakistan Christian Post If So..
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (ANS) -- Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the sixth most populous country in the world and the second most populous Muslim country, now has its own Christian television channel.
Called Jesus Christ Television (JCTV), it is based in Lahore and run by Pasto
All India Christian Council to convene "World Religious Freedom Day Celebration on October 14, at Nagpur"
The attack on Christians in India has not come down even after Congress led Government has come in Centre. Everyday, we have been informed about the attacks from every corner of India. Most of the attacks are from Sangh Parivar, mostly in BJP rule states.
Imposing anti conversion bill is one of th
More than a decade after the Government of Karnataka accorded Dalit Christians the status of backward classes under category one, the community remains deprived of education, employment and political representation, thanks to the non-implementation of the government orders issued in both 1994 and 19
Auckland: October 11,2006. An Iranian-born Catholic convert imprisoned in New Zealand after his application for asylum was rejected faces indefinite detention over his refusal to apply for a new passport that would enable authorities to deport him to Iran where the law punishes conversion with death
New York: September 29, 2006. European nations find difficulty integrating their Moslem populations into their broader societies. The United States finds it far easier to do so. This is no accident. Europeans are prepared to accept Moslems and Islam only on European terms. Yet, they persistently re
New Delhi: September 29, 2006. Global Council of India Christians (GCIC) is delighted at the award of the Right Livelihood Award to our close associate, Dr. Ruth Manorama. We join the international community in congratulating her on this great milestone in her long and illustrious career as a soci
AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai has urged the world to put an end to Islamic schools that teach hatred and produce suicide bombers.
Madrassas, or Islamic schools, are "teaching hatred rather than religion, (teaching) that some people we must hate, that some people we must destroy," Mr Karzai said on
The three men were convicted of masterminding a series of attacks on Muslims in central Sulawesi in 2000 that killed at least 70 people. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of eastern Indonesia after three Christian militants were executed in religiously divided Sulawesi.
My question is
AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- In 1979 Pakistan`s military dictator Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq launched his program to Islamise Pakistan. The first step was the introduction of Hudood Ordinance.
In 1984, as pressure intensified for an end military rule, Zia played the religion card for political gain to dragnet Musl
In contrast to the tropical and exotic images of Goa as a popular beach resort and refuse for many First World tourists in search of spiritual escape, Lino LeitÃ£o takes the reader on a what he views "a fictional" journey about the everyday struggles of the Goan people under colonial Portuguese and
Catholic Union, Christian Council decry saffronisation: Karnataka ban on English language schools condemned
BHOPAL (India), September 22: Dr John Dayal, Member of the National Integration Council of the Government of India, has decried the fresh wave of saffronisation sweeping Karnataka, Gujarat and some other states, and in particular, the effort made in Karnataka to communalize history and politicize ed
Convert from Islam to Christianity killed in Somalia when he refused to join crowd-chanting verses from Quran during lunar eclipse
Somali Christian sources report Ali Mustaf Maka`il, a 22-year-old college student and cloth merchant who converted from Islam to Christianity 11 months ago, was shot and killed in the Manabolyo quarter of Mogadishu.
According to a report from the Barnabas Fund, quoting a Christian source inside
ANKARA, Turkey - Muslims in Turkey, Iraq and the Palestinian territories demanded Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI make a clear apology for his remarks on Islam, instead of saying only that he was "deeply sorry" that Muslims had taken offense.
In the Vatican, the pope issued a statement Tuesday appe
Bhopal, (India) September 13 : A corpse with a fake beard was discovered by Muslims while lifting dead bodies killed in the blasts in Malegaon in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Friday last.
This has been reported by The Milli Gazette in its Online edition quoting Urdu dailies of New
Lahore: (PCP) Throughout the year the Marina Devotion goes on but pilgrimage for days is a special one. Thousands of them come to pray and some of them come because their wishes are being fulfilled. Some Muslims come and pray there they respect Our Lady because they have the Sura Mariam in the Hol
BHOPAL, September 10: The Scheduled Castes converts to Christianity whose development has been snatched away and have been politically emasculated have sought justice.
A memorandum to this effect has been addressed to Dr Ramachandran, Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Delhi School o
The men, including a Ukrainian national on holiday visiting Christian friends, had been arrested around 24th August. Other Christians arrested at the same time, including some women and children, had been beaten before they were released. Some of the women had been sexually abused, the first report
Lahore: "6TH Sept. is the day of new Hope for the whole Nation. We are a free Nation and freedom is enjoyed by each and everyone. The Indians forgot that Pakistan has scarified lot of people to have a free Nation. So how can lose the war". These words were expressed by the participants of the Milap
Banglore: September8. We call for peace as we call on the authorities to work actively in restoring the faith of all communities in the rule of law and equity in administration.
The blasts have taken place after Friday prayers on the Muslim religious day of Shab-e-barat, a festival where the local
A Christian Village "New Rehman Pura" situated at 70 km southwest of Lahore, Tehsil Chunian District Kasur devastated by Muslim Land grabbers on 4 th August 2006. Six houses collapsed, 20 Christians are injured including 1 to 7 year's children. Chief Coordinator SLMP, Mr. Sohail Johnson visited the
Bishopâ€™s powerful call for Dalit unity. The Church must also woo Hindu SCs, OBCs to its cause: Experts: Report By Pervez Bari
New Delhi, September 1: A powerful call by a Dalit Bishop for unity amongst Dalit Christian groups, and a pioneering bureaucrats advice to the Church to win support amongst non-Christian Dalits for its cause by voluntarily opening up its education institutions to Scheduled Castes, (SCs), and Other B
Pakistani Christians in USA celebrate â€˜Independent Dayâ€ on 14th August, 2006 in Philadelphia. Reported by Hector Momain, Thomas Bhatti and Samson Yaqoob
USA: August 16, 2006. Every year in USA, we celebrate 4th July, which is the independent day of USA. Just after this celebration, on 14th August Pakistani Christians also celebrated their own country independent day in Philadelphia with the feast of Assumption of Mary. The special Holy mass was offe
BHOPAL (India), August 26: Dr. John Dayal, Member: National Integration Council, Government of India, has expressed his deep concerns over the developments in the Tirupati Hills in Andhra Pradesh with respect to Christians and other minorities.
Quoting from newspapers Dr. Dayal said the Congress Pa
Rawalpindi: August 27, 2006. The Christian sources in Pakistan has informed PCP that Intelligence Police is conducting wide range inquiry of staff and operatives of Fiba Radio in Pakistan.
Fiba broadcasts religious program from east Africa in many languages of Indian continent but Churches in Paki
Prague/Czech Republic: August 21, 2006. Representatives of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) met in dialogue August 8-11, 2006 on the campus of the International Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Prague, Czech Republic. Although informal conta
BHOPAL, August 19: The presence of certain vocal supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and its sister groups caused a furore at the National Workshop organized by the National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences at Mumbai on Friday, on conferme
VATICAN CITY (AP): Pope Benedict XVI appealed for clemency Friday for three Catholic militiamen sentenced to death in Indonesia.
The appeal came in the form of a telegram sent by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican`s secretary of state, on Benedict`s behalf to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yu
Bhopal, Aug 10: In a major development Muslim, Christian and Buddhist communities in Madhya Pradesh have come together on a common platform under the banner of "M.P. Minorities Council" to unitedly fight out the rightist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Madhya Pradesh Government`s strong-arm and b
A Christian boy 14 implicated in rape case and sent to Faisalabad Jail. Sohail Johnson of Sharing Life Ministry reports.
One of the Sharing Life Ministry's team member visited District Jail Faisal Abad on 22nd July 2006. A Christian underage boy named as Naveed son of Delmir resident of Mohallah Khalid Colony Street No. 1 Faisal Abad met SLMP's team member in the jail. Naveed said that he is innocent in the case. Some
Indonesia: August 9, 2006. Three Christian men, sentenced to death for inciting fighting with Muslims in eastern Indonesia six years ago, are to be executed, prosecutors have told families.
Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus da Silva and Marinus Riwu were found guilty in 2001 following months of violence on
Bhopal, August 7: Madhya Pradesh Governor Dr. Balram Jakhar has sought legal advice on the controversial amendments to the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act 1968 passed scrumptiously in the State legislative assembly last month.
And in another major opposition to the notorious law, the Madhya
Banglore: August 7, 2006. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) condemns Pakistani Muslims persecution and discriminations against Christians. Demands immediate intervention of UNHRC and other agencies to protect Christiansin in Pakistan
The juggernaut of religious persecution continues to ro
Pastor Venketesh flees on threats of radical Hindus in Karnataka, India. Manjula, wife of Pastor also threatened to live village. GCIC lodges strong protest
Mr. Sajan K George, the President of Global council of Indian Christians (GCIC) expresses shock in the threat and terror unleashed on 26 years old Manjula and 15 days old child in Soulanga, Honnani Taluk in Davangere Dt Karnataka. Today's mean drama enacted at Soulanga by the radicals has sullied th
The 15-point `Charter of Request to the Government of India through the National Commission for Minorities included
I. Implement Constitutional Provisions (Including freedom to Practice, Profess and Propagate Faith; and provisions of Articles 25 to 30). Reverse discriminatory laws s
Salim Baloch, Rauf Sasoli and Saeed Brohi petitions in Sindh High Court heard; Bench orders Chief of Military Intelligence to detail JWP leaders detentions
Karachi; August 1, 2006. A division Bench of SHC comprising Justice Jalal Usmani and Justice M. Baqar heard the petitions on JWP leaders Salim Baloch, Rauf Sasoli and Saeed Brohi July 31, 2006, and ordered Chief of Military Intelligence to appear before court to present details of detentions.
BHOPAL, (India) 30 July: Dr. John Dayal, Member National Integration Council, Government of India, has welcomed the statement of National Commission for Minorities, (NCM), Chairman Prof. Hamid Ansari asking State governments not to dilute religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution of India by
The Bollywood Fashion Awards fulfilled all expectations and more at the Roseland Ballroom in the heart of New York City on July 29th 2006.
Supermodel Iman, designer to the stars Rachel Roy, Music Mogul Damon Dash, Theater Legend Ben Vereen,Mrs Altovise Sammy Davis Jr all participated in the func
WEA Calls for International Action Around Darfur. Alliance Asks Millions Worldwide to Mobilize And Help To End Genocide
Washington, DC â€“ The World Evangelical Alliance today called on its members to observe the Global Day for Darfur on Sept. 17, 2006 and to participate in weeklong events leading up to the day of support for Darfurians.
"We cannot save the 400,000 whom we have already lost, but we can prevent furt
PESHAWAR, July 27: The Peshawar Cantonment Board authorities have stopped construction of a multi-storey structure at the Christian Mission Hospital in Dabgari Garden area Peshawar, although approval for the same had been obtained four months ago.
The order to this effect has been issued by the Ca
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Asian Pacific American organizations held coordinated press conferences in cities across the country to announce the launch of the "We Are America" Picture Postcard Campaign. Throughout the summer, national and local organizations serving Asian Pacific American communitie
Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran have long boasted of their goals to export jihad to Muslim-majority nations that are not in tune with their brand of radical Islam. But now, a part-time intelligence operative has alleged to an Asian newspaper that Iranian intelligence agents were involved in
BHOPAL, July 24: About 100 bodies and well-known reputed persons drawn from Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist faiths and none representing a broad range of religious communities and organizations from all over India have expressed serious concerns over the move to curtail the fr
Even as scores of Indian Muslim organizations have forcefully denounced the recent Mumbai train blasts and called for an impartial investigation into the carnage, the Hindutva lobby, ever on the prowl for an excuse to hound Muslims, has launched a massive anti-Muslim tirade. News reports speak of ho
Government of Balochistan (in Exile) sends condolences to Indiaâ€™s Prime Minister, and condemns Pakistan for the terrorist attacks
KALAT, Balochistan â€“ General Secretary of the newly formed Government of Balochistan (GOB) in Exile, Mir Azaad Khan Baloch, on Tuesday sent his condolences to India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the devastation wrought by terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
GOB (Exile) condemned the Pakistani
Sajan George, President, Global Council of Indian Christians Condemns terrorist attack on Mumbai trains.
New Delhi: Global council of Indian Christians (GCIC) is shocked at and condemns the barbaric attacks on the innocent citizens of Mumbai and Kashmir in India. The Council stands in solidarity with the whole nation and joins in _expression of our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of Vic
Teesta Setalvad, Vijay Tendulkar, IM Kadri, Arvind Krishnaswamy, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Javed Anand, Cyrus Guzder, Alyque Padamsee Anil Dharker, Titoo Ahluwalia, Ghulam Peshimam, Rahul Bose Dolphy and De Souza leaders of Citizens for Justice and
Mumbai: July 12, 2006. The leaders of "Citizens for Justice and Peace" said in joint statement that Acts of Terror are acts of cowardice. Terror of the kind unleashed by eight bomb blasts in Mamba's western railway line killing over 175 innocent victims need to be condemned unequivocally. Citizens f
Mumbai, July 12. (IndianMuslims.info) The latest figures from Mumbai are that over a hundred people were killed in the multiple bomb blasts on local commuter trains. Once again Indian Muslims find themselves nervous about what the coming days will bring. Will it be like Varanasi and Delhi, after whi
â€œProtection demanded for Dalit familiesâ€ Violent attack on their houses which left many injured in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan
JAIPUR: The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) on Sunday demanded protection to Dalit families of Bhagwanpura village in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan in the aftermath of a violent attack on their houses in the night of July 2. Several Dalits were injured and their houses ransacked all
Miss. RP (the name is withheld to protect the victim`s identity), the 19 year-old daughter of a blind beggar, was gang raped at gunpoint by three men about three to four months ago when she was harvesting alone on a corn farm in Goth Dur Mohammad Phawarh, Ghotki district, Sindh province, Pakistan. T
Mariyah Moten, Miss Pakistan Tourism 2006, wins Miss Charity at the Miss Tourism Queen International 2006 pageant in China. This is yet another proud moment for the Pakistani organizers for the Miss Pakistan World pageant and they are proud at this great achievement. Mariyah Moten stayed in China fo
A German citizen accused of being an al-Qaeda agent has been arrested, prosecutors say.
The Moroccan-born man was detained by police from Hamburg - the city where al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks.
The man, named only as Redouane EH, 36, is accused of having ties to a suspected key 9/11 planner
It was wonderful to renew our friendships at General Convention, worship together, receive the life giving Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and then engage in discerning, listening and through the do-hickeys voting on the issues which relate to the matters of our faith. I hope all of us have arrived
Hong Kong: July 9, 2006. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Tuesday called on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and workers` groups to censure the government of Pakistan over a bill to amend laws protecting working hours and conditions, which it described as "illegal" and intended
Navaid Hamid, a leader of South Asian Council for Minorties conveys his concerns to PM on deployment of Indian Forces in Afghanistan.
Respected Prime Minister Sahab,
I take this privilege to write about an important, crucial and sensitive issue which has started appearing in section of the print media.
Since last month or so there are speculations and discussions in the political circles about the possibility of Indian forces
Islamabad: July 3, 2006. The Peace Worldwide visited the aggrieved families scattered in the streets and the sectors of Islamabad. The astounding fact about the incidence is that these poor people were brutally tortured and beaten by the PAISTAN AIR FORCE officials as if they were third degree crimi
Kasur: The Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan team rushed to a small village in Kasur on information of killing and demolishing home of one Christian family.
Mansha Masih son of Izhaq Masih his father and two brothers were living at village Gadi Wind district Kasur from their forefathers.
IntelliBriefs has learned that a new organization called "Friends of Baloch" will be launched soon by well wishers of Balochis ,for the purpose of raising awarness and educating the western public about the politica and economic oppression and violation of basic Human rights of Balochis by Pakistan
The church in Mannar was "desecrated", Bishop Rajappu Joseph said. Sri Lankan authorities deny involvement.
Reverend Rajappu Joseph accused navy personnel of forcing their way into the Our Lady of Victory Church in Mannar last Friday.
The church "had been desecrated by innocent blood being shed
Lahore: The Investigation of the murder case of Mrs. Khalida Gill at Raiwind Diocese transferred to the ASP Dr. Farid Ahmed, PSP Officer of Sato Katla Police Station by a Board of Senior Police Officials here on Monday, 12th June 2006 at Lahore.
The case was registered vide FIR No. 152/2006 on 26.
The weeks preceding the celebration of the Pentecost was a time of testing, firmness and fight against evil in which we experienced the faithfulness and presence of God.
In the weeks following the Pentecost amidst an atmosphere of negativism propagated by baseless allegations and attacks on the Chu
Prof. Ram Puniyani comments â€œIndian Christians decreasing despite allegation of conversionsâ€ By Pervez Bari
Bhopal, June 21: The atrocities on Christians gained momentum when the saffron forces attained ascendancy in India and took over the reigns of power at the Center and some states. They are being targetted on the wrong notion that Christian missionaries are engaged in conversion by force, fraud and a
Bhopal : A group of antisocials lead by Yogesh Agrwal forced into St. John Lutheran Church at Jabalpur under the Gorakpur Police station area. The church was conducting a three day Bible workshop for its believers from today.
This attack also needs to be looked at from the increasing attacks on t
BHOPAL, June 13: Dr John Dayal, member of National Integration Council, Government of India, has demanded that Justice Ranganath Misra Commission submit its report on Dalit Christians, which is required by the Indian Government to present in the Supreme Court of India, at the earliest. The commissio
Rape case of Christian Girl: 4 Muslim will be executed today in District Jail Faisalabad, Bishop of Faisalabad attempted reconciliation but SC denied compromise.
According to the First Information report, Umer Hayyat, Mubarik Ali, Mohammad Ashrif and Shahzad Ali (Gang) raped a Christian girl (S) the daughter of their friends named as Bashir Masih, on gunpoint. The case was registered offence under section 10/7/79 HO (Islamic Law) and trial was conduct Anti
BHOPAL, (India) June 7: The central Indian province Madhya Pradesh`s Governor Dr. Balram Jakhar, the constitutional head of the state who is supposed to maintain a stance of tight upper lip publicly in the state of affairs, has broken his silence and gone public over the attacks on the minorities in
â€œMadhya Pradesh Christian women gang-rape issueâ€ Hindu outfit storms into Press Conference of President of Christian Association in Bhopal. By Pervez Bari
Bhopal (India), June 06: The fundamentalist Hindutv forces under the rightist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the central India state of Madhya Pradesh seem to have become power drunk and gone berserk in the state. This is borne by the fact that they have now temerity to flex muscles and attemp
Islamabad June 5,2006: Song "Yaad karta hai zamana un insaano ko" was playing. J.Salik was wearing black dress, he was sitting in front of 8x6 flamed "White House" and red globe of 6x6 in "White House" which shows that world is in "White house". Ten feet picture of Nagasaki on backdrop near 8x8dove
Two Christian women were gang-raped and a church attacked in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district, according to the district pastor.
According to pastor Kailash Davar, the rape took place in Nadia village a week ago.
'The attackers barged into the women's homes around 10.00 p.m., beat up the family
CNI. Gujranwala. A renowned Biblical Scholar, a well known theologian, an out standing writer and the only Christian Apologist, Rt. Rev. Dr. Major (Retired) Timotheus Nasir, has been dragged in to a "Conspiracy" by a group of Muslim Mullahs with the purpose to "Kill" him. Bishop Timotheus Nasir has
Activists belonging to the Hindutva brigade attacked a group of Christians and gang raped 2 Christian women in the Nadia village, Bhagwanpura block of the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh on the 28th May 2006. The attack took place around 10:00 pm in the night, while the Christians were in their
The Lord Jesus said, "If you, even you had only known on this day what would bring you peace-- but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you
Karachi: The Capital City Police Karachi here on Friday, 26 th May, filed a Final Challan/Charged sheet in the case pertaining to outraging the modesty of the Lady Administrator of Brenton Carey Girls Hostel in the Court of 1st Judicial Magistrate Karachi (South).
On 11th April 2005 the bishop of
Sohail Johnson, Coordinator, SLMP, has moved application for construction of prayer rooms for Christian inmates in Punjab jails. Mr. Johnson appeals other Christians also to forward this request to relevant offices
The Home Secretary
Subject: APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PRAYER ROOMS FOR
CHRISTIAN PRISONERS IN THE PRISONS OF PUNJAB PROVINCE.
No doubt Christian community of Pakistan has great passion for the wealth and progress of
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told the BBC that he ordered the ban following an appeal by leaders of Punjab`s minority Roman Catholic community.
The film is to be released in India on Friday a week after the original date.
Indian censors cleared the film last week after its makers agreed to ins
WASHINGTON, D.C. Convenor of the World Baloch Jewish Alliance (WBJA) and journalist Ahmar Mustikhan lauded Pakistani Senator Sanaullah Baloch`s excellent exposition of the Balochistan conundrum and rebuked the claim that he was trying to internationalize the occupation issue.
Mustikhan briefly spo
Pakistan: Two members of the Jeay Sindh Quomi Mahaz Nationalist Party abducted in the latest report of forced disappearance
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is alarmed by the continuing reports of forced disappearances of political activists with the latest incident involving two members from the Jeay Sindh Quomi Mahaz Nationalist Party. The persistent practice of such acts undermines the deepest values of commit
Testimony of Sehar Naveed Paul, mother of Angela and Magdalene: Muslim men raped me to punish on marriage with Christian man. Sehar calls for pray and help:
Blessed are ye, when man shall revile you, and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (Mathew 5, 11.)
I am Sehar Naveed Paul. I was born in the City of Pakistan namely Karachi, on 3rd august 1982. I belonged to a Muslim fundamentalist family. My Father n
Banglore: May 24, 2006. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) defends Pope Benedict XVI concern over religious freedom in India. Pope Benedict has been one of the great admirers of India`s secular nature and he continues to do so ever today. Time and again, Pope Benedict has expressed his g
Karachi: The Rt. Rev. Ijaz Inayat Masih dedicated Professor Mushtaq Victor the State Minister for Minority Affairs here on 18th May 2006 at Central Brooks Memorial Church, Karachi during a multihued ceremony after taking oath in the presence of the thousands of Christians of Karachi and office beare
Islamabad, May 23: The Convener of World Minorities Alliance J. Salik has protested for five hours sitting on 5x5 feet red globe near 8x8 dove of red color with a 10 feet painting of Nagasaki attack in the background at his residence.
He also addressed a press conference on the occasion. He said t
Vatican City (ICNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has welcomed India`s new ambassador Amitava Tripathi to the Holy See commenting on India`s economic growth and lauding its democracy and cultural pluralism.
"India`s ongoing efforts to build a democratic and free society are grounded in her conviction of th
Indian state Chattisgarh is planning to ban conversion, FLASH From Sajan K George, President, Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC)
New age groups in India wants ban of convertion to Christianity but want to swell their fold with converts from Christianity
After Orissa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, now Chhattisgarh is readying to bring in a bill banning religious conversion. As far as provisions in the Constitution ar
â€œBritain has always promoted the human rights of the vulnerable people and I assure to remain involved in cause of CLAASâ€ Michael Eillott, Mayor of London Borough of Ealing, assures gathering on 8th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Bishop John Jos
UK: May 6. (PCP Report) The CLAAS organized a prayer day to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Bishop John Joseph, Roman Catholic Bishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan waged a struggle against fundamentalism, religious intolerance and discriminatory laws, particularly to repeal the draconian Blasphem
The Global council of Indian Christians (GCIC) appeals for intervention by the civil society to protect the tiny Dalit Christians. GCIC, President, Sajan George have said that eight Christian families are being harassed. They have been prohibited from using the village water, and from purchasing the
VATICAN CITY (ANS) Pope Benedict XVI urged Islamic countries to ensure religious rights for Christian migrants today while also saying Christians should continue welcoming Muslim immigrants with open arms.
According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Pope Benedict stressed the need for "reciproci
Pastor D.Yovas aged 60yrs. had come to Bangalore in 1971 from Parassala near Trivandrum, Kerala his hometown and was working in the management sector for few years. He stayed in a slum area where he later started his pastoral service and had a group of believers praying along with him.
New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops` Conference of India (CBCI) strongly protests the release of the Films: `Da Vinci Code` by Sony Pictures and `Tickle My Funny Bone` by Yogendra Konkar. Both the movies are offensive in nature as they deeply hurt the sentiments of the Christian Community. The first is
Karachi: The Suroya Family have been facing lots of problems by the Muslim religion groups and cannot easily get out of their home.
It has been almost a month that Rev.Zulfiqar M Suroya brother Iftakhar Masih has been kidnapped by the unknown people. It was reported to the police but no action has
Mardan: The sad incident in Raiwind Diocese of the Church of Pakistan, in which deceased Mrs. Khalida Gill w/o Dr. Raja Nathaniel Gill (former Legal Advisor of the Raiwind Diocese) was allegedly shoot by the men of Bishop Samuel Robert Azraiah of Raiwind Diocese, has disputed the status of Bishop of
Mr. Eral Frank of Christian Fellowship of Hyderabad writes this report with documents attached for necessary action for our readers:
It`s a matter of great concern that a post of Bishop should have been filled in by any potential candidate, God fearing person, a Role Model, a compas
SEVEN suspected Islamic terrorists have confessed to beheading three Christian schoolgirls on Indonesia`s Sulawesi Island, police said today.
The seven detained suspects confessed under questioning that they planned and carried out the October 29 beheadings in the Sulawesi town of Poso, police chi
Brussels Catholic Churches filled with illegal Muslims asylum seekers, Sanctuary displayed banners heralding â€œ Allahâ€
Illegal immigrants using churches to stage sit-ins in Belgium are turning the houses of worship into virtual mosques, says Paul Belien in the online Brussels Journal.
Belgian Roman Catholic bishops have opened up 20 churches and chapels to illegal immigrants who mostly are Muslims.
May 2, 2006. The great Baloch nation has taken refuge in wide arms of Jewish nation in Israel and established headquarter of exile government of Balochistan in Most Holy city of Jerusalem.
It is claimed that territory of Balochistan is presently occupied by Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan and gover
World Evangelical Alliance Congratulates Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians on 100th Anniversary
As thousands of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival, the World Evangelical Alliance congratulates the organizers of this historic event.
"The Pentecostal movement in the last one hundred years has made a pro
Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman, heartthrobs and superstars of the sixties, will be the recipients of the "Outstanding Contribution to the Motion Picture Industry of India" Awards at the eighth annual Bollywood Movie Awards in Trinidad (Centre of Excellence) to be held on the 10th of June 2006.
Kasur: April 27, 2006. Mobeen Masih a Christian prisoner is confined in District Jail Kasur and facing a trial of lawsuit pending with session court District Kasur. A criminal case was registered against him vide FIR No. 157/2003 offence under section 395 with police station Mustafa Abad.
A paper on Stephen Gill's novel Immigrant was presented at an international conference organized by the British Association of Canadian Studies at New Hall of Cambridge University on April 19 in the Literature Section. The conference was held from April 19 to April 21. Dr. Parameswari presented the
Pakistani Canadian Christian Sonya Zia who wins Miss Photogenic award in Miss Pakistan World competition 2006. An exclusive Interview
Pakistan Muslim society claims to be a conservative religious society to create impact of true Islamic nation on globe and prohibits to organize contest like beauty contest nor permits Pakistani women to participate in International beauty contests like Miss World or Miss Universe. On other hand Isl
Rrof. Erlinder from ICTR writes â€œAn open letter to Canadian PM on visit of Rwandan President Paul Kagameâ€
Arusha, TZ: As number of human right organizations in Canada are protesting on official visit Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda stating from April 24, 2006. Here is very important letter written to Canadian PM to withdraw official invitation to current President Kagame.
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
Two Christian women accused of trying to convert people to their religion have been arrested in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
According to official sources, the women - Mariamma Mathew (36) and B Godwil (65) - were arrested on 14 April 2006 when they were found distributing pamphlets telling
Complaints of continued practice of untouchability in different parts of Andhra Pradesh, criticism against inaction by the authorities and resentment over alleged diversion of funds for farmers at the cost of the weaker sections marked the 116th Ambedkar jayanti celebrations in Hyderabad on 14 April
MULTAN: Christians celebrated Easter with great religious fervour and enthusiasm on Sunday amid tight security. Easter is the culmination of the 40-day Lent, which is a time of fasting, giving alms and repenting.
Special midnight services were offered at all churches throughout the country to mark
KARACHI: Christians in Karachi celebrated Easter with austerity as the sacred day fell close to the time of two violent incidents â€“ a stampede at a women's prayer meeting and a bomb blast at another prayer meeting. Twenty-one women and eight children died in the stampede while over 50 people died
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Muhammad Ijaz ul Haq has said that the Christian community is playing a valuable role in various sectors of the country.
He was speaking at a function held here in connection with Easter under the auspices of PML.
The Minister said
When our self-made rules start contradicting in our relationships, it often sounds to tactic to come up with a solution. Current devastating situations in countries like my homeland "Pakistan" questions my beliefs by asking things like; " Is their a reason behind my sacrifices?" " Can these situatio
Pakistani Christian Sonya Zia, won the Miss Photogenic Award for the Miss Pakistan World 2006 pageant.
Canada: Sonya 18, the youngest of all delegates, was very happy at her achievement and said this was the first time she did anything on stage as well as in front of a massive audience.
Sonia Ahmed, "I am very happy that the pageant has gone successful, and we have already begun our search for cont
Family of Rachel who was burnt to death by her husband blames Church of Pakistan official linked with Sindh government protecting killers.
Karachi; April 13, 2006. Rachel was brutally burnt 100% by her husband at her marital home on February 19, 2006. She was taken to the hospital three hours after this incident where she died on the morning of February 20, 2006. However, due to her father-in law Winton Das who is a councilor and help
Philadelphia; (Report submitted by Mehwish Rashid) Mr. James Fazal, ex-director Caritas Pakistan talking on phone commented on recent situation in Pakistan "With a heavy heart I heard on the radio, TV and read the news about the tribulations and violence in Pakistan and other part of the world wher
Sukkur: The Sindh High Court Bench at Sukkur here on Wednesday 05, April restrained Bishop Alexander John Malik, Rev. Rafique Masih and others from illegally interfering in the affairs of St. Savior`s High School & College Sukkur and dispossessing its Principal Mrs. Noreen A. Mirza from her peaceful
Karachi; April 10, 2006. The Church of Pakistan (United) have demanded representation in Anglican Consultative Council in a letter to Dr. Rowan D. Williams, President, Anglican Consultative Council, Right Reverend John Paterson, Chairman, Anglican Consultative Council & Bishop of Auckland, New Zeala
Global Council of Indian Christians GCIC, investigation report on Christian oppression presented to CBI and Higher Court to constitute independent commission. Sajan George
Banglore; April 2, 2006. Atrocities being committed on Christians in the state of Rajasthan with the proactive support of government of Rajasthan particularly minister for social welfare Madan Dilawar
Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) investigations are transferred to CBI and the other ma
Global council of Indian Christians
C/o YMCA, NEW Delhi
Cardinal Telesphore Toppo
I am writing this letter to bring to your notice the disturbing trend of attack being unlashed on people of Christian faith in the
Karachi: The Sindh High Court at Karachi here on Tuesday, 28th March 2006, ordered impleadment of The Church Properties Bachao Tehrik, as a necessary party to the dispute over the ownership and illegal sale of St. Andrew`s Church, Karachi.
The Honorable Justice Nadeem Azher Saddiqui on an applicati
Washington, DC, March 28, 2006 â€“Washington, D.C. â€“ The Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 12 to 6 sent an amended version of Senator Arlen Specter's (R-PA) immigration bill to the Senate floor for full debate.
The Asian American Justice Center commends the Senate Judiciary Committee for w
Dear Bhai Altaf Hussain,
My sister Rachel Das was brutally 100% burnt at her husband`s family home around 9:00 PM on February 19, 2006 in the presence of her husband, father-in law, brother-in law, women and children of the family, while neighbors clearly heard her cries and screams. She was tak
Jaipur: March 27. (IANS) The All India Christian Council has strongly condemned the Rajasthan government to come out with an anti-conversion bill.
The proposed law would deny dalits and tribals their basic rights to choose their religion, the body said in a statement.
`The move is not just misch
Once target of missionaries, African Christians become most dynamic force in the faith By BRIAN MURPHY
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Dawn is near. But the congregation shows no sign of tiring. For more than eight hours -- all through a torrid tropical night -- they have danced, shouted and prayed with a preacher most simply call Daddy.
More than 300,000 have come. But for the Redeemed Christian Church of God, i
Gujranwala: The Christian Youth Force CYF have condemn the publication of sacrilegious carton in news paper in some European countries which has hurt religious sentiments of Muslim throughout the world.
Mr. Shahbaz Anwar Bhatt, Chairman CYF said, "his act is harmful to interfaith harmony in world
Jaipur: Hopegivers International (HI), a US-based NGO, has sought contributions for an "emergency legal defence fund" to seek release of Samuel Thomas, head of a Christian mission in Rajashtan, who has been detained in connection with a controversial book.
Samuel Thomas heads Emmanuel Mission Inter
YWM attacked by Madhya Pradesh VHP radicals and 8 year old Christian girl forced to recite â€œ Jai Sri Ramâ€, a Hindu prayer.
India: On 17th March at around 9.45 pm about 20 radical Hindus claiming to be the members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP, a radical Hindu organization) entered the premises of Youth With a Mission situated in the city of Jabalpur, in the state of Madhya Pradesh which is about 12 hours drive from the
Washington DC: March 11, 2006. A delegation of Christian League of Pakistan in America PA, comprising of Mr. Anjum Bhatti, President CLPA, Mr. Chaudhry Rashid Akhtar, Chairman CLPA, Mr. Hameed Dess, Director CLPA and other leaders presented a memorandum to Ms Joannela Morales, Foreign Affair officer
Karachi: The well know scholar Kalimatullah Evangelism Ministry leader and PCP Bureau Sindh, Rev. Khalid M.Soomro, in an interview with Journalist said that people are in need of Christian University in Karachi The Agha Khan Community in less then Christian Community but they have Build "A Universit
Convener, World Minorities Alliance, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize, Julius Salik in his statement said that under the auspices of World Minorities Alliance, he is planning to convene a One Day International Conference (April 27th, 2006) of world minorities in Islamabad. Its objective will be to disc
Writer and poet of peace Dr. Stephen Gill has been appointed as Dean of Creative Writing and Peace Studies at Marquess College, London, England, by its principal Professor Dr. John Kersey. Both Professor Kersey and Dr. Gill have been involved with Ansted University and the World University, and met
In the light of the facts and circumstances mentioned herein under it is a question to all the legal Bishops, members of the Church of Pakistan and Church of Pakistan Mission Partners Forum (CPMPF) including the Honorable Archbishop to clarify that whether Bishop Alexander John Malik is still a Bish
Sarafin Bibi and sohail Masih in jail and family forced to leave home by influential muslim. Sohail Johnson, Coordinator, Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan SLMP, presents report
Brief Report of Sarafin Bibi
A Christian woman Sarafin along with her other family members, resident of H/No, 1367street No. 106 Lunia Mandi Sadder Lahore Cantt, falsely implicated in a theft case vide FIR No. 844/05 registered in Police Station Shumali Chauni Lahore on 15 August 2005,
LAHORE: The Lahore additional district and sessions judge on Friday adjourned the trial of a man charged with former federal minister Derek Cyprian's murder till March 18, on the request of Cyprian's widow.
The plaintiff's counsel said that a petition challenging an anti-terrorism court's order to
KARACHI: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) central vice president Mohammad Saleem Baloch has been missing from Karachi since early Friday morning, party sources and relatives told Daily Times.
They claim that he was picked up by law enforcement agencies from Kalakot, while on his way home to Lyari Town.
An eight-member delegation of Pakistani-American Christian Coalition called on Ambassador on March 7, 2006
Washington. An eight-member delegation of Pakistani-American Christian Coalition called on Ambassador Jehangir Karamat on March 7, 2006. The delegation discussed with the Ambassador issues of concern for the Christian community, including some recent incidents of violence against Christians in Pakis
â€œStephen Gill is the Dean of writing and peaceâ€ Dr. Kersey, principal Marquess College UK makes announcement
Writer and poet of peace Dr. Stephen Gill has been appointed as Dean of Creative Writing and Peace Studies at Marquess College of London, England, by its principal Professor Dr. John Kersey. Professor John Kersey, Ph.D. notes that both have been involved with Ansted University and also the World Uni
India: Mr. Sajan George, President, Global Council of Indian Christians GCIC have strongly condemned diabolic plans of Kota police , Rajasthan to evict more than 2000 orphans from Emmanuel Orphanage in Kota ,Rajasthan
Mr. George said " the Kota police along with the radicals clamped an embargo
Islamabad: March 5, 2006. Julius Salik, Convener, World Minorities Alliance Former Federal Minister, Pakistani nominee for Noble Peace Prize and five time elected member, in order to express his helplessness in overcoming increasing violence and hatred among religions hung himself on a huge "Peace D
Toronto February 28, 2006 â€“ The Kashmiri-Canadian Council (KCC) has applauded President George W. Bush's determination to encourage India and Pakistan on his present trip to the region to work towards a lasting solution to the unresolved Kashmir issue that is acceptable to all sides, i.e., India,
A disagreement over land use in Khamachon village, Punjab has led to accusations of "forcible conversions" and the beating of a local pastor on February 8, 2006. According to a February 21 report from Compass Direct, Balhar Singh, pastor of Doaba Punjabi Christian Sabha, bought some land from Surje
KARACHI: A suicide car bomber rammed into a diplomatic vehicle outside the US consulate in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, killing an American diplomat and four other people, officials said.
The attack came two days before US President George W. Bush was due to make a high-security visit to
Launching ceremony of the book â€œDaimy Aman Ki Alamgiriatâ€ Organized by â€œShadowâ€ Organization
Faisalabad: Social Harmony Awareness & Development Of Women (SHADOW) organized the launching ceremony of the book "Daimy Aman Ki Alamgiriat" (Universality of permanent peace) published by Christian Study Centre, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This book has been edited by Romana Bashir a staff member of CSC.
Islamabad: The United Christian Organization (UCO) is a registered NGO working in Islamabad/ Rawalpindi and its adjoining rural area. It is non-political and non-profit organization working for the well-being and uplift of the poor and destitute segments of the society. The main objective of UCO is
â€œChristian community in Pakistan should not be identified with the West. We are Pakistanis first and Pakistanis last,â€ Shahbaz Bhatti
ISLAMABAD, Feb 28: (dawn) The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) on Tuesday sought protection of the religious places of minorities against the attacks triggered by the publication of blasphemous sketches in European newspapers.
The APMA chairman, Mr Shahbaz Bhatti, told reporters here that f
WIFCP: World Inter-Faith Congress of Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the publication of blasphemous sketches in certain European newspapers and demanded that the United Nations prepare a legal framework barring anyone from desecrating any of the holy prophets.
A resolution presented by Rt Rev Bishop
Lahore: February 28, 2006. Some fundamentals abducted Rev. Joseph Praim and left him after severe torture and persecuting. Pastor belongs to Full Gospel Assemblies Church and serving in a town Maka Colony Gulberg III Lahore.
Rev. Joseph Praim s/o Sohan Masih aged about 34 years, is resident of H/N
Karachi: February 27, 2006. In a meeting with the Bishop Ijaz Inayat Masih at the Chief Minister House the Chief Minister of Sindh, Dr. Arbab Rahim expressed his grief and concern over the burning of Churches in Sukher a city in the north of Sindh.
Two Churches, St. Mary`s of the Roman Catholic Ch
Philadelphia. February 25, 2006. Mehwish Rashid, Secretary General, Christian League of Pakistan in PA, USA, have urged Christian young adults in Pakistan to " Stand Firm in faith" and in Lord Jesus Christ who shall surely make whole situation better and in control. She expressed grave concern on l
Mr. Nasir Saeed, the coordinator of CLAAS UK has expressed great concern over the attacks on Christians in Pakistan.
London: Mr. Nasir Saeed has expressed grave concern over attacks on Churches in Sukkur. He said that according to information on 19th February 2006, local Muslims in Sukkur attacked the resident Christians destroying their properties and not only that, they desecrated and set ablaze St. Xavier Chu
Islamabad: February 22, 2006. The Convenor of World Minorities Alliance and former federal minister J.Salik addressed a press conference about the blasphemous cartoons published in the Danish and other European newspapers. He said that this unfortunate act has aroused and inflamed the emotions of t
HYDERABAD: National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) a human rights body of the Catholic Church in Pakistan has condemned destruction of two Churches, School and other properties (Saint Mary's Church and Saint Savior's Church of Pakistan) at Sukkur city of Sindh by a mob after a dubious alleg
â€œWhen religion and culture interact together they bring a lot of questions and arise many conflictsâ€ Mehwish Rashid ,Secretary General, Christian League of Pakistan in PA, USA, express grave concern on destruction of Churches in Sukkur, Sindh Pro
" Voice of Pakistani Christian Youth in USA invites leaders to act immediately, Never let voice of youth in wilderness because its call from our youth and future nation. PCP joins the voice of Mehwish Rashid in her own comments"
I was elected as a general secretary couple of months ago in Pakistan
HYDERABAD: Two minority girls Miss Amti and Miss Leelan of Tando Muhammed Khan district s belonging to minority Hindu community kidnapped and taken to Karachi where they were forcibly converted to Islam and married with two persons Manzoor alias Porho Jeskani and Abdul Ghafoor Brohi. Both girls we
Fear imminent arrest of advocate M G Mathew, Prembavoor, Kerala south India by Kota police under section 153-A
GLOBAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN CHRISTIANS (GCIC) condemns nefarious plans of Kota police from Rajasthan to arrest Advocate MG Mathew, a Christian Human rights activist ,thinker and author of over a dozen books on fabricated charges
It is learned from reliable sources the Kota police is on their way t
Yakkala: as the pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Yakkala, Sri Lanka was returning from the market on the evening of February 8, three men he did not recognize approached him. According to a report received from the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL), the men asked t
Superintendent: Mohammad Shahid Papu
Deputy Superintendent: Meher Ashraf
Chief Head Warden: Mohammad Altaf
Muslim Preacher: Qaari Abdul-Samad
Capacity of Prisoners: 1700
Present number of the prisoners: 3823
Christian Prisoners: 120
Christian Women Pri
Christian Apologetics, Free Speech Rights Under Pressure From Radical Islam, Intimidation factor is real following riots and death threats
WASHINGTON (ANS) -- Riots throughout the Middle East in response to cartoons published in a Danish newspaper increase the climate of intimidation slowly suffocating free speech rights, one terror consultant believes.
A dozen cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad first published in the Danish news
HUB: Unidentified terrorists on Wednesday gunned down three Chinese engineers and their Pakistani driver in Hub area of Balochistan, GEO TV learnt from police sources.
The terrorists, who were reportedly riding on a motorbike opened fire at the vehicle carrying Chinese engineers from Attock cement
HYDERABAD: More than 40 people were killed and 60others injured in Hangu town in Frontier province of Pakistan on Thursday in suicide bomb attack on the procession of mourners of Ashura the 10th of first Muslim month of Muharram. . First bomb blast was heard at 10:45 a.m. when the mourners process
Sajan George, President of Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) dismayed on forcible conversion of Christians in Dang, Gujrat. GCIC files petition with President of India.
11th Feb 06
Dr A.P.J ABDUL KALAM
PRESIDENT OF INDIA
Per favour of H. E. T.N. Chatruvediji, Honourable Governor of Karnataka
Our Country was founded the premise that humans are born with unalienable right
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan Christian Post): At least 23 people were killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack and in subsequent violence at a religious procession in north-west Pakistan on Thursday, reports the AP.
The explosion ripped through a crowd of Shia Muslim, who had reached in a bazaar
Canada. Comments and criticism are still on regarding the blasphemed caricature of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). It appears most of the people (other than Muslims) don`t understand the real issue here. Some are saying, "Islam has been hijacked by the fundamentalists and terrorist group.
All the Muslims of the world are up in arms about few cartoons in Denmark , published a few months back. Danes are being beaten up, their products are boycotted (they are losing millions of dollars daily), ambassadors are being called back, embassies are being closed, rewards are being offered to ki
Muslims in UK announce rally against Publication of Cartoons in Danish Newspaper in London on February 11, 2006.
The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Islamic Forum Europe (IFE), UK Islamic Mission (UKIM), Da'watul Islam UK & EIRE, Federation of Student Islamic Societies in UK & EIRE (FOSIS) & The Islamic Cultural Centre and The Central Mosque Trust, Minhaj â€“ ul â€“ Quran International (MQI); Islamic Soci
Baloch are united in leadership of Nawab Akbar Bugti who has left his home to wage war of Baloch rights. Dr. Wahid Baloch
Washington: "Today we are gathered here to condemn the military operation and genocide of Baloch Nation by Pakistani military dictators. Gen Musharraf calls it a war against three Sardar, but let me tell you this Ladies and gentlemen," This is not a war against three Sardars but a war against the wh
The head of the Jesuits, known as the "Black Pope" because of his black robes, is to step down voluntarily for the first time in the order's 500-year history.
Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, a Dutch prelate who has been Jesuit Superior General since 1983, resigned after tensions between the liberal-
Sohail Johnson, Chief Coordinator, SLMP, issues report of 1st January visit of District Jail Faisalabad
Superintendent: Chaudhry Ghulam Dustgeer Khan
Deputy Superintendent: Hafiz Aziz Ullah
Chief Head Warden: Mohammad Latif
Muslim Preacher: Haji Sanah Ullah
Capacity of Prisoners: 1000
Present number of the prisoners: 2030
Christian Prisoners: 50
Sajan George, President, Global council of Indian Christians (GCIC) pleads for safety and security of Indian Christians and to uphold the constitutional guarantees reassured on the occasion of republic day celebrations
Global council of Indian Christians (GCIC) condemns the heinous attack of our revered Catholic Scholar-Bishop Thomas Dabre of Vasai Diocese, near Mumbai. Our community which was already reeling under the terror unleashed in the Dangs of Gujarat by the Neofacist Hindutva forces, murder of Pastor Gaj
Dr. Stephen Gill included as Special Contributor of Weekly â€œBlitzâ€ an Anti-radical publication of Bangladesh.
Celebrated writer and poet, Stephen Gill has recently been included as a Special Contributor of Weekly Blitz, "the only anti-radical tabloid weekly newspaper in Bangladesh", according to its editor Mr. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury. Dr. Stephen Gill, a recipient of several awards for his writing to p
Christian Knights Templar have elected James W. Case to be new Grand. Knight Case issues acceptance order of his rank.
My Dear Fellow Templars,
To all of the Knights and Dames of our Order who are carrying out our Holy mission from China to Pakistan, and to our esteemed Council, I salute you and commend you to the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ +;
And likewise to our fellow Knights and Dames in Scotland,
The religious bigots' opposition of January 29 mixed gender race is disconcerting. They have been taking out anti-marathon protests ever since the announcement of the date for the mixed-gender run. One may be interested to know after all why the opponents of the race are bent upon blocking it. Well
Bhopal. Sun, 29 Jan 2006. Miss Angela Francis, daughter of Pastor In charge of Hallelujah church writes "There was a prayer meeting in one of the houses of our church members 28 Saturday. The meeting had just begun at 9:45am.There were around 25 people gathered for the meeting. We were singing s
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas was set to ask Hamas to form a new government after its stunning election victory plunged the stalled Middle East peace process into fresh turmoil.
Prime minister Ahmed Qorei resigned immediately Thursday after conceding that the long-rul
DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - President Pervez Musharraf called on India to join Pakistan in working out a mould-breaking solution to their Kashmir dispute that could lead to self-governance and make the Line of Control "irrelevant."
In comments on the margins of the World Economic Forum in D
The Bible is to be inscribed in Hindi as part of an initiative by the Israeli foreign ministry to build bridges among diverse world population through a project wherein individuals from different countries across the globe will inscribe verses from the Holy book in their own language.
An open letter to King Abdulla Bin Abdul Aziz, ruler of Saudi Arabia from Sajan George, President, Global Council of Indian Christians.
Your Majesty King Abdulla Bin Abdul Aziz
King and Spiritual Head of Saudi Arabia
Camp New Delhi
Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) extends our warmest greetings to you on the eve of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. May God bless you with long life.
As Canadian elections draw near, the main political parties are using immigration as a tool for gaining support. Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin is promising to phase out a hated immigration landing fee he imposed in 1995, his latest effort to gather support for his party among new Canadians.
Many Hindus are leaving Pakistan, Musharraf is doing nothing to right minorities situation. By AMIR MIR
Human rights activists are perturbed by the erosion of minority rights, particularly the alarming frequency with which cases of forcible conversion of Hindu girls are surfacing. Ansar Buney, chairman of the Ansar Buney Welfare Trust, is dismayed: "It's heart-rending to see forced conversion of Hindu
An Inquiry into the fraudulent and illegal sale of a Church property namely JULIUS GARAGE situated at Shahrah-e-Iqbal, Urban Tehseel, Quetta was ordered to the SSP (Investigation) Quetta by the Capital City Police Chief (CCPO) vides dairy no. 51384/2005.
The Inquiry was ordered on a complaint file
It is over eight years now when the conspiracy was hatched and very well executed in the Church of Pakistan to plant Bishops of his own choice by Bishop Alexander John Malik of Lahore. Even the former Archbishop of Canterbury innocently fell in his trap and followed his plan unknowing that his trust
Concern of Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) on forcible conversion of Christians by radical Hindus in Gujrat.
Banglore: Mr., Sajan George, President of GCIC expressed his grave concern on forced conversion of Christians in the dang districts of Gujrat by radical Hindus. The fact-finding team from Delhi has irrefutable proof to show that radicals are systematically planning to enact a Godhra like situation t
Canada: Like previous years, poets and singers came from different parts to celebrate Ek Sham Masihi Fankaron Ke Nam in 2005. This fourth annual gathering was again organized by the South Asian Bible Church on November 14 at 444 Steels (Reformed Church) in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, to encourage
Religious groups lead by the Australiaâ€™s Islamic relations want to trash Christmas and replace it with Multicultural Nomenclature
The inertia and indifference of Christians in different parts of the world lead to strange demands at gunpoint from Islamic militants. Having tasted blood in United Kingdom and North America with similar demands, now the radical Muslims are targeting Christians in Australia.
The strange demand to
Super Happy New Year. Will upload pics later but it was great. Cleaned, shopped, went to the hottest New Year`s Party ever. 50 Christians sharing what the Lord has been doing, praying, praising until the clock struck 12. I love my church peeps. They are the greatest. Saw Jeanne and John Weaver. Will
On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.