Malabar: (SVM News) December 30, 2007: Underground house church of Salem Voice Ministries demolished by Muslim extremists at Sunnam Potty in Malabar on December 29.
A mob of 10 to 15 people came by cars and vans with spade, picks axe, iron bar and other tools and weapons and totally demolished the
Malabar: (SVM News) December 30, 2007: Underground house church of Salem Voice Ministries demolished by Muslim extremists at Sunnam Potty in Malabar on December 29.
UK: The assassination of former Prime Minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is "devastating news" for Pakistan's oppressed Christian population. This was the reaction of CLAAS, an organisation that fights for the rights of Pakistan's 3.5 million-strong Christian minority.
Nasir Saeed, dire
PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in an election-rally attack in Rawalpindi, threatening the stability of a nuclear-armed nation that is a focal point of the West`s war on terror.
Bloomberg News reported that police said at least 16 people died and m
Bhubaneswar; (SVM News) December 28, 2007: At least 55 Churches at G Udaygiri, Nuagaon, Brahmanigaon and Phulbani Sadar were attacked and a Congress MP Radha Kant Nayak`s house was ransacked in Dasingbadi in violence on the fifth day in the rural tribal dominated areas of Orissa.
Eight people kil
OTTAWA: December 27, 2007. Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Calgary East, joins the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in condemning the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto:
WEA Expresses Condolences to the Family of Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the Nation of Pakistan
Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in a suicide bomb attack earlier on Thursday, December 27, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
The attack took place during a political rally ahead of the general election on January 9. Around 20 people are believed to
Danellandia proposes all organizations and individuals that fight against weapons and for peace to join forces and to ask Unicef to start a case before the International Court of Justice of the United Nations against the weapons industry.
Why Unicef? Because its aim is to make a better world for a
Pakistan; December 7, 2007. U.S. human rights activists Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry were arrested in Lahore, Pakistan at 8:30pm on Wednesday, December 4 after attending a student rally at the Lahore Press Club. Upon leaving the Club in the company of several journalists, the car they were driving
The daughter of a British imam is living under police protection after receiving death threats from her father for converting to Christianity.
The 31-year-old, whose father is the leader of a mosque in Lancashire, has moved house an astonishing 45 times after relatives pledged to hunt her down and
Lahore 07 December 2007: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan calls upon all members of civil society to observe the Universal Human Rights Day as a "black day". The worst human rights abuses, in the history of the country, were recorded in 2007. The rights of ordinary people have been violated b
Jakarta: December 4, 2007. 19 years in prison for three Islamic terrorists guilt of having decapitated three young Christians in Indonesia. The crime took place in 2005 in Poso in Central Sulawesi. Yesterday a court in South Jakarta condemned Wiwin Kalahe alias Rahman to 19 years in prison; his acc
Islamabad: December 4, 2007. A girl in Punjab province became victim of an honour killing when she was axed to death by her father and close relatives for allegedly having an affair with a boy from her locality.
The girl was killed after her father, Farooq Khan Baloch, became suspicious that his d
Israel: November 28, 2007. (JP) The heads of three major evangelical Christian organizations based in Jerusalem on Tuesday criticized the proposed division of Jerusalem as part of a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians, saying such a move would severely restrict freedom of worship in the
Protect the rights of children and let us urge government to enforce Children Rights Act: By Jawad Mazhar (ROD)
Sargodha, Pakistan, Nov 24, 2007. Rays of Development Organization (ROD) observed International Day of Children with the motto "Save the Children and secure the future", on Nov 24th, at St Patrick's High School Gillwala, Sargodha. Coordinator Child Rights Committee (CRC) SPARC and Advocacy Network S
NEW DELHI, INDIA (ANS) -- At least four cases of Christian persecution are being reported every week of this year from across India, according to statistics compiled from dependable sources by Dr. John Dayal, member of the National Integration Council, and others actively monitoring the situation.
Riyadh (AsiaNews) â€“ The young Saudi women condemned to prison and 200 lashes is an adulteress who "provoked the attack" of her rapists because she was "indecently dressed". That is the conclusion of the Saudi Minister for Justice in an official declaration reported today by the Saudi news agency S
Ankara: November 26, 2007. The trial of seven people accused of murdering three employees of protestant bookshop Zirve, in Malatya south east Turkey last April, has been adjourned to January 14th.
The trial was adjourned as the defence attorneys asked for time to prepare their defence.
Alappuzha: SVM News, November 22, 2007: Roman Catholic Priest was beaten by a Deputy Superintendant of Police (DySP) on November 21 in Alappuzha Town in Kerala, India.
Rev. Father Edward Puthanpurackal was beaten and pushing down by DySP A. Krishnam Kutty on Wednesday before noon. Father fell on th
Jagdalpur: November 22, 2007: A church that involving with development activities of the tribals was demolished by the activists of Sangh Parivar and Bajrang Dal on November 19 at Manduwa village near Kondagaon of Bastar District in Chattisgarh State in India.
A mob of Hindu radicals attacked Pasto
New Delhi: November 19, 2007. In less than one year over 190 violent attacks against Christians took place in India. These assaults include homicide, armed assault, sexual mole station and lynching, All India Catholic Union (Aicu), an association grouping together lay Catholics warned in a document
Kasur: November 15, 2007. "I was not appreciated by my mother to come to the church compound for sewing training by Milap Organization. But I continued with the support of my father and continued. As a result when I started earning Rs.100/- to stitch one suit then my mother was happy and encourage S
I am a democrat and believes firmly in the rule of the law. I begin to think when people discuss the state of emergency and suspension of the constitution in Pakistan from November 3rd. There are articles and press releases in support of lawyers and judges in Pakistan and to force General Mus
Swat: November 14, 2007. When the Taliban destroyed two Buddhist statues in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, there was an international outcry. But similar incidents are now occurring in northwest Pakistan, where radical Islamists recently blew up a sculpture of Buddha in broad daylight.
Dhar. MP: November 13, 2007: A Dalit villager burnt to death by upper-caste people in Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh in India on November 10.
Kailash Bagri (40) was burnt alive on Saturday by a group of 50 armed men for beating an ox belonging to his upper-caste neighbour that had strayed into hi
Decision delayed for twins forced into Islam, Court expected to deliver precedent for adopting Christianity.
Alexandria, Egypt. September 6, 2007. (WND) where two Christian students were ordered to adopt Islam or forfeit future schooling
A court in Egypt has temporarily adjourned a hearing for Christian twins who, when ordered to take a school test that would result in their conversion to Islam wrote, "I
DHARMSALA, India: September 6, 2007. (AP) A Chinese order claiming Beijing must approve all of Tibet`s spiritual leaders is an attempt to further repress and undermine the religious culture of the Himalayan region, the Tibetan government-in-exile said Sunday.
For centuries, the search for the reinc
Trinity Baptist Church in Morris County mourns on deaths of Arif Khan and Kathleen being slain in Pakistan.
MONTVILLE: September 6, 2007. A Morris County congregation continues to mourn two missionaries killed last week in Pakistan in what appears to be a crime.
The Rev. Arif Khan and his wife, Kathleen, were shot dead in their home last Wednesday in a residential neighborhood of the Pakistani capital of
Mandi Bahauddin: September 5, 2007. Gulzar Masih, a Christian mini truck driver is allegedly being forced to recite Islamic Holy Kalima (Holy verses used to mark the conversion to Islam) and convert to Islam, by two Muslim men, Khawar Butt and Baatti. The sole wage earner of the family is living und
Istanbul - With Abdullah GÃ¼l just elected as President of Turkey, the headscarf debate has yet again been brought to the forefront. Although the ban on wearing headscarves in public places took effect in 1998, the discussion has never stopped and has even gained new momentum with the possibility of
KUALA LUMPUR; August 29, 2007. A Malaysian newspaper has apologized to Roman Catholic archbishop after publishing a front page picture of Jesus Christ clutching a cigarette.
The Makkal Osai, a Tamil-language daily, printed the picture earlier in the week, provoking criticism from religious leaders
SERBIANNA; August 29, 2007. Three unidentified persons kidnapped and raped a Serbian girl while a boy that was with her was beaten and robbed in the Muslim-dominated Kosovo province confirms Kosovo Police Service representatives.
"An Opel Vectra automobile blocked the road ahead of the victims and
Pakistan. August 23, 2007. The CoP News Service (Team) was in retreat for quite some time though we had plenty of news to share both good and those, which sadden us. All these are for our reflections and prayers for the betterment of the church at large. We were hopeful that prayer warriors would pr
Bangalore (India), SVM News, August 21, 2007: A group of 50 people attacked a church at Jakkur, a northern suburb of Bangalore city, where 30 people were worshipping and beat a few people on 19th August, 2007.
This incident took place on 11-30 a.m as the members of Indian Pentecostal Church of Go
On July 8th, 2007 New Satellite Town Police Sargodha warned 'End Time Messages Believers Assembly' (ETMBA) Pastor Rev Irshad Masih to switch off loudspeakers. Therefore worship had to go without speakers for 5 days. This was the consequence of a report registered in New Satellite Town Police Station
Gujranwala: August 16, 2007. Hundreds of Christians gathered outside Civil Hospital Gujarnawala and demand their protection, following an attack on a Christian wedding ceremony.
According to the Tariq Masih, resident of Qila Sunder, Gujarnawala, the group of Muslims entered by force in wedding cere
New York: There is a growing phenomenon within the Muslim community in America that will change the history of Islam. Young Muslims, mostly the children of immigrants, are publicly reflecting on their identity. Many are becoming, or have become, Islamic scholars and activists on behalf of a civic Is
Washington, DC: The World Sindhi Institute organized a peaceful protest rally on the occasion of Pakistan Day, August 14, 2007 in front of the Embassy of Pakistan.
Pakistani expatriates in the United States staged a demonstration demanding a return of democracy in their country, and accused Preside
Rays of development organization (ROD) interviewed some capable minority leaders at the 60th Independence Day of Pakistani Nation. Chairman ROD Mr. Ferhan Mazher, coordinator ROD fact-finding team Zimran Elias, Coordinator office ROD Jawad Mazhar, Imran Mazher and Nadeem Samuel conducted telephonic
J Salik rallies for freedom of constitution. He demands no cannons on Independence Day but 60 Constitutional lamps.
Islamabad: August 14, 2007. The Convener of World Minorities Alliance and Former Federal Minister and organizer of Human Rights Party J. Salik was holding a umbrella which was a symbol of unprotect and unsheltered citizen.
In a statement he proposed that as at 14th August, we fire cannon balls ins
PCNP Chief Joseph Francis announces to run for presidential elections. Written by Jawad Mazhar (ROD)
LAHORE, PAKISTAN (ROD): The Chief of Pakistan Christian National Party (PCNP), Joseph Francis sticks to his guns on running for next presidential polls in Pakistan as he reiterated it while addressing a minority meeting on August 11.
Some time back Francis had made the announcement that he would ru
WASHINGTON, DC: August 14, 2007. The President of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA), Dr. Wahid Baloch praised the hunger strike of the Baloch Women Panel in front of Quetta Press Club for the release of illegally detained Baloch political leaders, activists and students by Pakistani military
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 13 â€“ Iranian authorities in Tehran lashed a man on his back earlier this year for having a bible in his car, an Iranian Christian group said in a report on its website on Friday.
The man was only identified by the initials A. Sh.
On 5 May, the man, driving his vehicle, was in
Kottayam (Kerala, India), SVM News, August 14, 2007: The Christians of four districts in Kerala today took strong exception to the manner in which the Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Leftean Democratic Front government in the state was trying to ``usurp`` the minority rights.
Tens of thousa
Atlanta, Georgia - With a population of four million divided amongst eighteen religious sects, it is surprising that the Lebanese political system has managed to survive this long. Now, this already burdened, fractious society heads into what promises to be a tumultuous presidential election. But Le
Christian youths are falsely implicated into murder cases by fundamental Muslim complainant. Allah Yar's son Muhammad Luqman was killed by his step-brother Muhammad Moazam on Nov, 19th, 2006. It is evident by all means that Haser Mawat and Shahbaz Masih, Christian youths are above suspicion. Even th
Tiruvalla (Kerala, India), SVM News, August 9, 2007: Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostem Marthoma Metropolitan, the supreme head of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar breaking record as long ruled bishop in India.
He broke the record of Bishop Jerome Fernandez of Kollam Diocese of the Roman
GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) August 5, 2007. The governor of the Afghan province where Taliban militants took 23 South Koreans hostage accused Pakistani Taliban working with Pakistani intelligence agents of holding them captive.
"In the beginning it was the local Taliban, but after a few days, Pa
Faisalabad: August 4, 2007. (AsiaNews) â€“ July 29th last, during a solemn mass celebrated by Msgr. Joseph Coutts, bishop of Faisalabad, the first ever computer printed edition of the Catholic Bible in Urdu was presented. It was reviewed by the Catholic Bible Commission, whereas printing, composin
In this world of intellect and wisdom, lots of initiatives and programmes have been introduced by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to promote the oldest and noblest cause of spreading and gaining knowledge. HEC lead by prudent mind Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman endeavored to change the fate of nation thro
A Missionary dies in Assam and Police fail to trace the culprits. Hands of Religious Fanatics suspected.
New Delhi, July 27, 2007: A Missionary was beaten up at Guwahati the capital city of Assam and succumbed to death after four days. Hands of Hindutva fanatics are suspected in the killing and Police have failed to trace the culprit.
According to the source reaching to the All India Christian Council
A Muslim couple has occupied half of the house of a poor Christian man Yousaf Masih, about 3 months ago. On July 22nd, 2007 Shehnaz Bibi and her husband Aziz Baloch attacked and thrashed brutally with clubs to Yousaf Masih, his wife Majeedan Bibi, his mother Berkat Bibi 79 and daughter Rukhsana 12 i
Los Angeles: July 12, 2007. A grassroots group has declared a worldwide boycott of Bangladesh goods, demanding that its radical Islamist government drop its false charges against author, publisher and peace activist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury. His crime: advocating interfaith dialogue between
New Delhi: July 15, 2007. The Dalit Network President in an article issued to press here welcomes Pratibha Patil to be as future President of India. Dr. Joseph D'souza writes:
In a series of dramatic developments in New Delhi, the female Rajasthan Governor who refused to sign the anti-conversion la
Lahore; July 11, 2007. Veteran Communist leader and a life-long campaigner for the rights of the workers, peasants and other downtrodden sections of society, C R Aslam expired this evening in Lahore after a prolonged illness. He was 92. His funeral is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5.00 pm at
USA: July 11, 2007. An Egyptian Christian will remain in the United States for now, because even though he may have no such right, "he most assuredly has a right not to be tortured," a federal court ruled.
The decision came in the case of Sameh Khouzam, 38, who has been in the U.S. for about nine
Lahore: July 8, 2007. Naveed Walter, President Human Rights Focus Pakistan in his statement today appreciated President General Pervez Musharraf on the way he has tackled the situation of Lal Masjid(Red Mosque).He added that in the future no mob like the Lal Masjid one should not be allowed to flour
NEW DELHI: July 8, 2007. Twenty-two years after around 20 upper caste Hindus were accused of meting out inhuman treatment to the body of a Dalit which had been brought for cremation, the Uttarakhand high court has acquitted all of them. Reason: the sessions court's records had been "weeded out" in 1
Canada: July 8, 2007. India-born Canadian poet and writer Stephen Gill was elected as co-chair of the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, in the last meeting of the directors on June 21st. Award-winning poet and writer of several books was unanimously elected. His
Lahore (Pakistan), SVM News, July 1, 2007: Eight Islamic militants have been arrested in Pakistan on July 1st for the attack towards Christian school children and nurses on August 2002, in which 10 people were killed.
Masood Aziz, the senior police officer said, "The suspecting militants were cau
Canada: June 27, 2007. In a press statement Dr. Stephen Gill has announced to commission an Online News Media named "The Stephen Gill Gazette" from today.
It is viewed by all walks of life that "Gazette" shall be valuable addition in Pakistani-Indian Christians news services because Dr. Gill is re
ISLAMABAD â€“June 22, 2007. Pakistan Human Rights Party & World Minority Alliance announced here on Friday to launch a massive movement for the deprived and homeless people if Government does not allot plots to homeless citizens in a convention for homeless and oppressed communities.
Washington, DC: June 19, 2007. The World Sindhi Institute organized a peaceful demonstration in front of the main entrance of the U.S. Department of State, on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In the intense afternoon heat, representatives from various other pro-democracy organizations
Mr. Shaukat Aziz,
The Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan,
Prime Minister house,
Subject: Please don't let our country become a laughing stock!
It is an open sec
â€œTheater is passion in my lifeâ€ Rohit Trehan of Radio Salaamnamaste talks in an interview with Yaqoob Yohanna
Dallas; June 10, 2007. Rohit Trehan is actor and community worker in Dallas city of Texas State where Indo-Pak community is settled in very big numbers. This southern city remains focal point of visiting cultural teams from sub-continent and Rohit can be seen on most of the stages of entertainment e
JAKARTA (AFP) â€“ June 6, 2007. Muslim hardliners stormed a church in Indonesia during services, smashing images of Jesus Christ and demanding that it be closed down, the pastor said on Monday.
Dozens of churches have had to be closed in the Muslim-majority country in recent years, and Sunday`s at
A Christian widow on run for safety after marriage of his son with girl converted to Christianity from Islam.
Lahore: May 25, 2007. Khursheed Bibi 54, a widow of Khushi Masih from Sahiwal district is on run for safety of life after registration of false kidnap charges against her and other family members by a Muslim who is father of wife of her daughter.
Kursheed Bibi approached Sharing Life Ministry Paki
May 25, 2007. Saudi officials have arrested a man in Mecca for being a Christian, saying that the city, which Muslims consider to be holy, is off-limits to non-Muslims.
Nirosh Kamanda, a Sri Lankan Christian, was detained by the Saudi Expatriates Monitoring Committee last week after he started to
National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities decision likely to affect pending SC rulings on government benefits for Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims
NEW DELHI, INDIA â€“ May 22, 2007: The National Commission for Religious & Linguistic Minorities' oft-delayed report was released and the findings could drastically change life for India's Dalit (formerly called "untouchables") community. If the government accepts the Commission's recommendations,
Islamabad: May 22: Several thousand Shelter less men, woman and children staged a rally here on Sunday in Support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chief Mohammad Chaudhry.
Led by Former Federal Minister Julius Salik , the nearly 3,000 slum dwellers of the city walked from his house to the offic
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- legislature on Tuesday, May 8, made it unquestionably clear that it has no intention of affording equal protection under the country`s blasphemy law to Christians and other religious minorities, and moved forward a bill that mandates the death penalty for conversion aw
Bishop James Dean on Hunger Strike to protest for basic amenities for Ibne Mariam Colony. He condemns threat letters to Charsadda Christians.
Pakistan: May 17, 2007. The Constitution of Pakistan states that there is religious freedom to every one but we regret to say that the Christian families living in Charsadah NWFP have received the warnings from the Muslims of the city that either they accept Islam or leave their houses and quit. We
LYNCHBURG, Va. â€“ May 16, 2007. The Rev. Jerry Falwell collapsed at his campus office and died Tuesday after a career in which the evangelist used the power of television to transform the religious right into a mighty force in American politics. He was 73.
The founder of the Moral Majority was d
Two Missionaries from the Indian Evangelical Mission Attacked, Then Jailed in Madhya Pradesh. The Intensity on Christian Attack is increasing
New Delhi, May 16, 2007 (All India Christian Council) Two missionaries from the Indian Evangelical Mission (IEM) were attacked by Hindutva activists in Chhatapur, Madhya Pradesh on May 14, 2007. Police charged them with performing forced and fraudulent conversion.
Sources told the All India Christi
Patna: April 29, 2007. (AICC) Ranju Kumari is in a state of trauma today. All this is because the law enforcers did not come to her rescue when she sought protection against her tormentors. The woman has allegedly been repeatedly raped by two men enjoying strong political patronage.
Belgaum. India: April 29, 2007. (AICC) Bajrang Dal activists attacked Christians at Anmol Hotel in Gokak town near Belgaum, Karnataka on 21 April 2007.
Pastor Peter Jhamkandi along with Pastor Devaiah organisd a children`s festival for about 300 children at Hotel Anmol in Gokak. Hearing about the
Save my Future: Call by a Christian student in Karachi who is victim of retired Pak Navy Muslim administrator of Medicare School of Nursing JMCH, Karachi
With due respect I beg to state that I am Danish Bhatti s/o Mc'Arther Bhatti. I am studying at Medicare School of Nursing (JMCH), SR-6 Sec 7-A, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi. I am 3rd year General Nursing student. I've started my professional studies there in September 2004 but after I completed
This is in reference to the letter of Dr. Abdulla Al-Madani, lecturer on Asian affairs, published in South Asian News-Feature Service on April 18, 2007. Dr. Al-Madani regrets that India's huge book industry, third in publishing English books after the USA and UK., has not been able to get into the
Bhopal, April 27: Dr. John Dayal, National President, All India Catholic Union, in a letter to Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Chief minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, has urged him to ensure relief for Kashmiri converts to Christianity who are refugees of violence and terrorism in the State.
New Delhi, April 27, 2007 (All India Christian Council) Rev. Dr. Joseph D'souza, All India Christian Council (aicc) President, and Dr. John Dayal, aicc Secretary General expressed sadness over the recent violence in Nagaland and appealed to all sections of Naga society to restore peace and harmony.
District Magistrate Orders Christian Prayer Meeting to Stop for One Month in India: By Madhu Chandra
New Delhi, April 5, 2007 (All India Christian Council) A large Christian prayer meeting at Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, was attacked Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists on March 25, 2007. Many people were injured and Pastor Rajendra Chauhan and a colleague were arrested under false allegations of
New Delhi, March 25, 2007. (AICC) Police has arrested Pastor Philip Abraham from Noida and Pastor Jacob Kunjumon from Mumbai in Ganga Nagar, Rajasthan on March 23, 2007 with the charges of alleged force conversion and insulting Hindu gods.
Sources reaching to All India Christian Council, told that
Islamabad: March 23, 2007. Flowing forced suspension of chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar chaudhry by president Pervez Musharraf, Convener World Minority Alliance J. Salik as this displayed on large size 10x15 colored portrait of Iftikhar Chudhry in yet another protest against what he said the
Wilberforce and the Caste system: By Joseph Dâ€™souza, International President, Dalit Freedom Network, President, All India Christian Council
The West is commemorating the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade law that began the process of dismantling slavery in the modern world. William Wilberforce a parliamentarian, a friend of the then Prime Minister Pitt and a Christian human rights activist led the struggle against slavery
Professor Anjum Paul presents a memorandum on Curriculum reforms by Ministry of Education in Pakistan.
Mr. Arif Majeed
Joint Educational Advisor
Ministry of Education
Subject:- COMMENTS ON EDUCATION POLICY/CURRICULUM REFORM
Greetings from Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association (PMTA).
Reference letter No.F.33-17/2007
Saudi embassy in Australia accused of paying salaries of Imams, which unacceptable for so many reasons. "Taxation office to probe Muslim cleric on Saudi cash," The Australian:
A SENIOR Muslim cleric working for the tax office in Canberra is being investigated over accusations he failed to pay income tax on thousands of dollars he allegedly received from the Saudi embassy.
An ACT Islamic organisation has also accused the Palestinian-born imam Mohammad Swaiti of being "rad
New Delhi, March 19, 2007: Delhi Archbishop Vincent Concessao has called upon Congress president Sonia Gandhi to cleanse her party of communal elements, if that is what is required to restore the confidence of India`s minorities in the century-old political party that led the country to freedom from
AUCKLAND, NZ (ANS) -- The time is ripe for the Church to face up to the threat of Islam in our country, to understand Islam's agenda and to respond with the love of Christ, says Middle East Overseas Outreach New Zealand director Murray Dillner.
That organisation, Open Doors NZ, Interserve and Asian
New Delhi, March 11: When the Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed the anti-conversion Freedom of Religion Act 2006 last December, the Congress party could not have imagined the adverse reactions it would bring from minority groups, especially Christians, even from outside the state.
They say the law,
India; March 8, 2007. On February 23, 2007, the Indian government delegation appearing before the UN treaty body the CERD (International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) testified that in India there are no more Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras and Dalits! It is unbeliev
â€œOPPRESSED NATIONS OF PAKISTAN: Self Determination, Autonomy and Sovereigntyâ€™â€™ By Munawar Laghari
23rd March, Lahore Resolution Day -Commemorating 60 years of oppression in Pakistan
"The people of Pakistan celebrate the 23rd of March, every year, with great zeal and enthusiasm, to commemorate the most outstanding achievement of the Muslims of South Asia who passed the historic Pakistan Resoluti
As the war between Western heterodox Episcopal bishops and orthodox Global South bishops and archbishops intensifies and it seems the Anglican Church and Communion are at the dawn of a breaking apart the illegitimate child of the Archbishop comes back to Pakistan with what seems to be an era of prom
KARACHI (Pakistan):February 27, 2007. Armed men tried to kidnap the younger brother of world renowned human rights activist and US declared international human rights `HERO` Ansar Burney in Karachi near his residence in North Nazimabad, Karachi on Monday, but failed.
The Ansar Burney Trust Inter
John Dayal, Secretary General of All India Christian Council to challenge the Freedom of Religion Act in the High Court
India: February 22, 2007. The following is the text of the statement by All India Christian council secretary general Dr John Dayal, Member of the National Integration Council, Government of India, Christian Legal Association joint secretary Advocate Lansinglu Rongmei, National Conference of Dalit O
Misbah Iqbal, a 22 year old, married mother of three, is taking a step by representing Pakistan in the Mrs. World pageant to be held in Sochi, Russia. Misbah Iqbal was born on June 1st, 1984 in Karachi, Pakistan and at 22, she is the first married woman to represent Pakistan at an international page
Wife of a Pastor Beaten Severely by Dharma Sena Activist in Chhatisgarh, Police refused to accept incident as minority attack. By Mr. Madhu Chandra
New Delhi, February 19, 2007. Chhatisgarh state ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one more Christian victim. Pastor Kanya Sharma's wife was severely beaten up by Mr. Jogi Sahu â€“ a leader of Dharma Sena (Hindu Militant) early this morning. She is hospitalized in Medical College, Raipur.
Lahore: February 19, 2007. Lahore High Court acquitted six Christian prisoners from the case under charge of murder, on 16th Feb 07. Poor prisoners awaited 10 years for justice.
Six Christian men named Akram son of Ilyas, Sooba son of Sadiq Masih, Rakha son of Barkat, Samuel son of Sadiq, Jan son
MP Geert Wilders is no stranger to controversy. It was following one of his parliamentary questions that the Netherlands introduced its ban on burkas. When Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered on November 2, 2004 by Islamist Mohamed Bouyeri, a grisly aspect of the killing was a note, pinned to
DR WILLIAMS, returning from China, managed to hit the right note exactly in his piece for The Times. He was amused, shrewd, and reassuring: the kind of thing that requires very good timing. He wrote: "The proverbial visitor from Mars might have imagined that the greatest immediate threat to British
Kathmandu. February 15, 2007. The National Convention for Unity Organizing Committee of the Nepal Dalit Mukti Morcha - Dalit Liberation Front of Nepal (Unified), the Dalit organization affiliated with CPN (Maoists) submitted today a Memorandum to Prime Minister of Nepal, with its 31-point demands ad
India: February 15, 2007. S. Stanley, 58, a retired PSC employee was stabbed in front of his house at Pavaloor near Kalliyoor, in the Nemom police station limits on Saturday.
On Saturday, February 10th, in the afternoon, some youth assembled in front of Stanley's house, they shouted blasphemous abu
New York. February 15, 2007. The Indian Christian Forum (ICF) of New York expresses its deep shock and anguish at the news of the persecution of peaceful members of the Christian community in Chickmaglur district of Karnartaka. We call upon the district authorities to immediately release the Christi
LAHORE: February 8, 2007. Two civil society organisations are trying to save the lives of two murder convicts sentenced to death by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Murad Masih is scheduled for hanging to death today (Wednesday) and Michael on February 14, 2007.
The NGOs have been trying to facilitat
Karachi: February 5, 2007. The Division Bench of the Sindh High Court comprising Mr. Justice Mushir Alam and Mr. Justice Afzal Soomro here on Friday, 2nd February 2007 granted liberty to Bishop Ijaz Inayat Masih to pursue the remedy, which he has already invoked.
The order was passed in H.C.A. No.
After almost one year of imposed travel and other personal restrictions, Hopegivers Founder Bishop M.A. Thomas returned to the United States on Tuesday, January 30. Though the travel permission he received from India 's High Court only allows for a short visit during a prescribed window of dates, H
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) â€“ January 31, 2007. If Pope Benedict hopes his first book will sell like Dan Brown "The Da Vinci Code," he wound up with the right U.S. publisher.
Doubleday, the company that sold Brown book about Jesus fathering children -- which the Vatican branded as blasphemous -- is al
He Calls Himself God: A Puerto Rican minister says Christ â€œintegratedâ€ with him. Others call him a cult leader and a charlatan. Newsweek Feb. 5, 2007 issue â€“
At first glance, the congregation gathered in a warehouse in Doral, Fla., seems like a typical Hispanic evangelical group. There`s the 10-piece band, the singing and swaying, the whooping and hollering. But look a little more closely. There`s not a cross in sight. The lectern is emblazoned with a ne
India: January 29, 2007. Three Bible school students in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh were beaten on the morning of Saturday, January 27, and their Bible school vandalized by a group of Hindu extremists who oppose the growth of Christianity in their nation.
The students had divided int
J Salik through out his house furniture in protest against the evocation of earth quake effected Kashmir Women from G-6 flats many.
Islamabad: January 26, 2007. Pakistan Human Rights Party's organizer and convener of World Minority Alliance nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Former Federal Minister Mr. J. Salik through out his house furniture in protest against the evocation of earth quake effected Kashmir Women from G-6 flats many
Federal government directed DCO to take immediate action against the illegal construction at Sheldon School, Karachi
Islamabad : January 26, 2007. The Federal Government of Pakistan vide order bearing No. F.11(9)/2000-M has directed the District Coordination Officer Karachi to take necessary immediate action against the illegal construction of shops at Sheldon Boys Secondary School , Bolton Market, Karachi.
Over 10,000 Christians from across AP marched through Visakhapatnam City demanding to stop Visa Policing of Foreign Christians. By Madhu Chandra
New Delhi, January 25, 2007: The 57th Indian Republic Day is just one day away, which reminds the democracy and secularism that guarantee the fundamental rights to all citizen of India irrespective of faith, religion, color, caste and race. But Indian Christians suffer persecution from Hindutva forc
Where do these people go? â€œ DISAPPEARANCES DAYâ€ WSI calls to commemorate disappearances in Sindh and Balochistan.
Washington, DC: January 25, 2007. The World Sindhi Institute (WSI) informs human rights organizations, congressional members of Pakistan Caucus and concerned individuals/organizations that a Luncheon Seminar is scheduled to be held at National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
British Airways to let workers wear crosses, Woman had been suspended for refusing to take off Christian necklace
UK. January 25, 2007. British Airways, which had banned employees from wearing crosses on necklaces but had endorsed hijabs and turbans for Muslims, is changing its policies to allow those tiny emblems of Christianity, according to a report.
The report from the BBC said the airline had considered
BIHAR, INDIA (ANS) Mobile mission team of Pastor Manit quickly turned off the film about Jesus they were showing in a remote village in Bihar, India. They worried that many in their audience would be physically hurt if they continued the presentation.
Earlier in the week, the GFA native missionari
Colombo: January 22, 2007. A Christian pastor has been shot dead by security forces in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, on 13 January, according to a report from the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL).
A Christian pastor has been shot dead by security forces in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, on 13
The Himachal Pradesh Anti Conversion Bill is not yet enacted as Law but started Harassing Christian Minority in the State
New Delhi, January 22, 2007. The Care and service to the destitute orphan children by Pastor Behal from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh â€“ an army retired captain has been charged as anti social activist by Siva Sena, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) - the World Hindu Council. A Drug Addict R
Rome. January 8, 2007. Priests are to work alongside Italian police officers to tackle a rising tide of crimes linked to devil worship.
The clerics have been seconded to the Squadra Anti Sette (SAS) anti-sect squad by the Vatican after Church officials became concerned about the number of churches
Bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba - once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus - as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe.
Plans include the construction of a half-size replica of Cordoba`s eighth century great mosque, according to th
New Delhi, Jan. 8: The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh has quietly passed an anti-conversion law despite a written assurance by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Christian organisations earlier that she had personally directed her party members to challenge similar laws passed by the BJP go
UPA Government must Stop Anti Conversion Bills, if UPA Government dream to make India â€œSupper Power of the Worldâ€ By Mr. Madhu Chandra
New Delhi, January 8, 2007. What is the nation in the world that has become supper power when the fundamental rights are taken away from its people?
Will the dream of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government led by Dr. Manamohan Singh â€“ Prime Minister of India to become Economic Super Power
Organised attacks on Christian minorities reported from across the country during Christmas celebration. Christians were put in the bar for celebrating Christmas. The Hindutva extremists have organised hate campaign against Christian minorities. Dharma Sena (Hindu Religious Extremist) of Vishva Hind
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.