"All I could do was pray to Jesus for his help," said 16-year-old Noviana Malewa, who fled the October attack with a gaping head wound. "I was streaming with blood."
Noviana, who now lives under police guard in the Christian town of Tentena, described how the girls were taking a short cut to schoo
"All I could do was pray to Jesus for his help," said 16-year-old Noviana Malewa, who fled the October attack with a gaping head wound. "I was streaming with blood."
Girl proposing Catholic Priest in Pakistani TV Christmas program is negative message of Christianity. Stephen Bahadur
Pakistan: The Christians in Pakistan has expressed grave concern on Christmas programs telecasted by different TV channels produced by Muslim teams. "Its fact that this year more coverage by the TV Channels was given as compared to the previous years" said Stephen Bahadur
He added " I have never w
The government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) blamed each other for the killing at St. Mary`s church in Batticaloa, 303 kilometres (190 miles) east of Colombo, before a packed Christmas congregation.
President Mahinda Rajapakse`s government condemned the assassination and sai
who can stop all human abuses, miseries from wars imposed on human race by Devil and their spiritual sickness. Who is the only Way to Peace, has been "side lined" and people are trying to find Peace with those who even do not know what actual Peace is. The thirst for "Peace" by "Peace mongers" is "D
Dozens of Chinese Roman Catholic priests and nuns who have been barricaded for a week inside a building they claim they own promised not to move yesterday despite being beaten up during a protest over the property dispute.
The attack on the members of the official Chinese Catholic Church in the cit
UPI. Indonesian police are on high alert for bomb attacks by Islamic extremists during the Christmas holidays, Jakarta`s police chief said Friday.
Police Chief Firman Gani said extremists may be plotting revenge attacks using fresh tactics after police killed terrorist leader Azahari Husin last mo
2005 unarmed protesters attempted to enter the Hong Kong Convention Centre, where the WTO ministerial conference is being held. The response of the police was to use pepper spray and tear gas on the protesters. Due to this excessive reaction, it was reported that some protesters removed some wooden
New York. President Bush is trying to remake the Mideast by going to war. New Yorker Jack Rosen is doing it by going to dinner.
Pakistan`s recent remarkable warming toward Israel and Jews is due partly to an unlikely personal relationship between Rosen, the head of the American Jewish Congress, and
KARACHI: God's People Fellowship of Pakistan, a Christian organization, urged the government of Pakistan on Thursday to recognise Israel so that 10 million Christians of the country could visit the Jewish state to perform their religious obligations.
Speaking at a news conference here, Ashraf P. B
The CSW leader Ben Roger writes " Pakistan saw the worst outbreak of anti-Christian violence since gunmen attacked a church on Christmas Day, 2002. Three churches, a school, a convent and many Christian homes were attacked on November 12 in Sangla Hill. Christian families were forced to flee the are
The activists of GPFP, famous as Christian friends of Israel in Pakistan were chanting the slogans to recognize the state of Israel, the protester who were holding banners / play cards upon which was written " recognized the state of Israel" allow us to visit the holy Bible land of Israel, if we are
All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) Chief, Shahbaz Bhatti should also do something beyond sloganeering. An Exclusive Report on Sangla Hill Church Attack by Sheraz Khurram Khan
The sacrilege of places of worship of religious minorities is done by the mobs without impunity due to backing of myopic Muslim religious leaders, who are always lying in wait to swell the scary list of injustices against the religious minorities under one pretext or another.
The recent incident o
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the president of the Italian Bishops Conference, said: "In addition to the problems that any couple encounters when forming a family, Catholics and Muslims have to reckon with the difficulties that inevitably arise from deep cultural differences."
Cardinal Ruini, one of the
In a further sign of the split between African and Western Anglicans over homosexuality, the Anglican Church of Central Africa said Nicholas Henderson`s prior association with a pro-gay church group "made him unsuitable for confirmation."
The statement followed a special church court of confirmatio
and case filed against them at the Panvel police station. The incident took place at 7 pm on Saturday 26 November. Three Malayalees- Biju Jacob, Reji Paul, and Shaji Samuel who are members of the Panvel Brethren Church were distributing Bible and Gospel tracts at a street behind the ST Bus Stand in
Members of a Christian movement called Believers Church met peacefully Sunday in the state of Himachal Pradesh, according to Compass Direct, a news service that monitors persecution of Christians.
"We were able to meet without incident," said Ramish Masih Battih, the son of Pastor Feroz Masih.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 28: Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said he has been assured by the government of Pakistan that the blasphemy law will be reviewed to minimise the possibility of its misuse against minorities The archbishop, who met President General Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Sha
Pakistan is democratic and tolerant country and blasphemy laws are its internal matter, I appreciate steps to safeguard minority rights. Arch Bishop of Canterbury
ISLAMABAD: November 28. (NNI) Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said that all religions in the world preach peace, fraternity and justice and that mutual understanding and tolerance among all religions and their followers in general and Islam and Christianity, in particular, was the nee
One album, titled A Selection of Interviews of Dr. Stephen Gill, contains TV interviews in English that took place on different channels in different cities, including Ottawa, Montreal, Austin, Texas, during the past fifteen years or so. Transferred from video copies, these interviews represent the
He was addressing the participants of inter-faith dialogue at Alhamra Hall here Friday.
Bishop of Lahore Alexander John Malik, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab Mawahid Hussain Syed,Chairman Jamhoori Aman Party Syed Muhammad Nisar Safdar and others were present on the occasion.
Dr. Rowan said
His Excellency, Dr. Rowan urged Pakistan administration to repeal blasphemy laws to ensure harmony in Muslim dominated society.
Ex- Federal Minister Col. (Rtd) S. K Tressler was also present in delegation of His Excellency visiting Prime Minister. It's on record that S. K Tressler never raised voic
Replying to a query by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal's (MMA) Muhammad Waqas, the minister said that the law allowed 11 five star hotels in Punjab to sell liquor to non-Muslims. He said the government had directed the department concerned to issue liquor permits to non-Muslims only. He said the government
ISLAMABAD, Nov 23. : President General Pervez Musharraf and Australian Prime Minister John Howard expressed unanimity of views on major international issues after a 45-minute meeting here Tuesday.
The Australian Prime Minister paid tributes to the Pakistani leader for his pivotal efforts in the fig
Mr. Victor is not a first Christian leader to issue such statement because who so ever entered in ruling party he has been forced to speak in his master's voice. Late Mr. Francis X Lobo who was selected by military government in Majlis-e Shoora was used by government to announce " Christian enjoy eq
The dream comes true: Clergy in Pakistan regains control of Christian politics on November 17, 2005 after 20 years through Joint Elections.Nazir Bhatti
Press Club demanding judicial probe on incident of Sangla Hill, where churches, school, hostels and church properties were set on fire by Muslim mob on November 12, 2005. In Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar also church leadership marked Black Day with press conferences while other political and social
The rally was led by Brother Philip Hera Director Catholic National Commission for Justice and Peace, Father Daniel Fayaz, Peter Joseph, Masood Jamal Khanzada and Father Victor John. It was also joined by Hindu community led by M.Parkash.. The speakers deplored what they called persecution of mino
â€œIt is Time to Wake Upâ€ a call from New York and Pennsylvania States Pakistani Christian Leaders on Sangla Hill Churches attacks by Muslims.
New York. November 18, 2005. Nazir S Bhatti President PCC from Philadelphia, E.Nisar Khan from Long Island, William Shahzard President PCA, New York City, Stephen Jaleel, a Lawyer, New York City, Shahid Bhatti, Javed Mall, Zahid Bhatti and Eqeel Bhatti from Albany, Pastor John Farooq, Pastor Incharg
"It is all the more condemnable in view of the gigantic task the country is faced with in terms of relief and reconstruction in the quake-hit areas," the president told newsmen while briefing them on the upcoming donors' conference.
The president said a thorough investigation had been launched into
PCC condemn Sangla Hill Police and City government officials on supporting Muslim mob to set on fire churches, school and parishes properties. Nazir Bhatti
Girls School, Girls Hostel, Nuns Convent and Parish Houses in Sangla Hill. He said that Police and City Nazim were present when Muslims were setting blaze the Christian properties and desecrating churches and no effort was made by these elected officials and police to stop mob.
Nazir Bhatti said h
On 12th November 2005, a news was published in "The Daily Jang Lahore" that a man named Yousaf Masih has set ablaze an Islamic Library in the City of Sangilla Hill near Shekhopura. The local Muslims caught Yousaf and but he managed to escape. What happened in next 24 hours is reported by "The Daily
He urged the Islamic community in Europe to extend un conditional apology for destruction of three churches in the Paris suburbs on 8th and 9th November by the rioting Muslims.
We demand the OIC countries to instruct their members to desist attacks against Christians and their institutions in their
The crowd, including women wearing black armbands to protest Saturday`s attacks, also demanded protection for the minority community in the small town of Sangla Hill.
"They held their Sunday mass and dispersed peacefully," police officer Mohammad Asghar told AFP. A police contingent cordoned off th
SHEIKHUPURA, Nov 12. (Dawn) A mob of 3,000 people, mostly youth, set to fire three Churches and homes of two Clergymen as well as destroyed a nursing hostel, nuns' hostel, a convent school and four other houses in Sangla Hill area of district Nankana on Saturday.
The rampaging crowd was protesting
, linking the deadly blasts to the war in Iraq and calling Amman the "backyard garden" for U.S. operations. Police continued a broad security lockdown and authorities sent DNA samples for testing to identify the attackers. Land borders were reopened after being closed for nearly 12 hours.
Federal police said Tuesday they searched a home in the southwest Sydney suburb of Revesby Tuesday night as part of the sweep begun before dawn.
A spokesman would not comment on a radio report that a woman and two children had been taken from the house and that a second home in a nearby suburb was
New Delhi, Nov. 8: The All-India Christian Council has sought withdrawal of, or suitable amendments to, the proposed Foreign Con tribution (Management and Control) Bill 2005, as the bill in its present form would violate the constitu tional protection provided for freedom of religion. The organisati
Throughout the four weeks since the October 8 disaster aid officials have repeatedly warned of a second wave of deaths when the Himalayan winter begins, adding to the current toll of more than 73,000.
"We have to focus now on the next big problem which will be heating," Jan Vandemoortele, the Unite
"Security forces had an encounter when they raided a house in Quetta on Tuesday. They captured a foreigner and killed another and they may be Al-Qaeda operatives," Information Minister Sheikh Rashid told AFP.
"Their identification is not confirmed."
Intelligence agencies are trying to establish if
NEW DELHI, Nov 2: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today supported the fight against terrorism but cautioned against branding the entire Muslim community as militant.
"I take appropriate action when I see malaria-carrying mosquitoes because they are not very friendly," the Dalai Lama said w
The Â£4 million development of the Church of the Epiphany, which will not have a spire or free-standing cross, will begin early next year on land donated by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
The Most Rev Clive Handford, the Nicosia-based Anglican Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf,
ABBOTTABAD: A Pakistan Army team rescued a man after 21 days from under the rubble of a collapsed house in remote area of district Battagram, an official of Ayub Teaching Hospital said on Monday. On October 29 the army team dug out a man from the debris in Gangwal village of teshil Allai in Battagra
"It is a positive development, it will help people affected by the earthquake on both sides," said political analyst Hasan Askari. "It will also improve the goodwill between the two countries and Kashmiris on both sides."
India and Pakistan agreed late Saturday to an unprecedented opening of the he
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - The world has one last chance to give cash for Pakistan`s quake victims or else the United Nations will have to stop its vital helicopter flights and scale down food deliveries, aid officials said.
"We need the cash to keep the helicopters flying," UN humanitarian coordinator for
Unidentified assailants attacked a group of girls from a private Christian school in the tense province of Central Sulawesi, beheading three and seriously wounding another. Police said that one of the heads was left in front of a new Christian church and the others near a police station.
in the earthquake-afflicted areas of NWFP and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in view of severe cold in the region, officials said Friday.
They discussed this week's Geneva conference in the context of international response to Pakistan's worst natural disaster and also exchanged views on the next month's d
Rehabilitation of earthquake victims: Libya to establish model village in Balakot; Saif-ul-Islam Al-Gaddafi lays foundation stone
BALAKOT, Oct 29 (APP): Saif-ul-Islam Al-Gaddafi, Chairman of Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Association and son of Libyan Leader, Colonel Muamar Al-Gaddafi laid the foundation stone of a model village here on Saturday.
The Libyan dignitary is currently on a three-day visit to Pakistan
Bishop Timotheus Nasir presenting the Cheque for â€œEarthquake Victimsâ€ to Mr. Shaukat Aziz, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Secretary to the Bishop of Siloam Biblical Christian Churches of Pakistan called on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shuakat Aziz at Prime Minster's House, Islamabad. Bishop Nasir expressed "Mutual Condolence" to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shuakat Aziz. Bishop Nasir told the Prime Ministe
"President Karzai has arrived," Pakistani foreign office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said on Monday.
His office in Kabul said he had brought five tonnes (tons) of medicine and a 30-strong medical team to Islamabad, as well as his foreign, defence and health ministers.
Karzai was expected to discuss r
NAPLES, Fla. (Oct. 24) - Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore early Monday as a strong Category 3 storm, battering southwest Florida with 125 mph winds and pounding waves as it began a dash across the peninsula.
The storm flooded low-lying areas and knocked out power to more than 300,000 homes and busine
Hours after the 4.9-magnitude tremors, US Central Command chief General John Abizaid toured devastated areas of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and promised more US military assistance in the relief effort.
His visit came ahead of a meeting of aid donors in Geneva on Wednesday where the United St
"At the moment, the emphasis is on the need for road engineers. If we can open the roads, that would solve everything," World Food Programme spokeswoman Mia Turner said.
"We're thinking more than 2,000 villages have to be reached and they have to be reached by roads," she said two weeks after the s
United Nations aid official was so incensed by what he saw as a woefully inadequate international response to the most difficult relief operation the world has ever seen he called on NATO to stage a massive airlift to get survivors to safety.
That would mean helicopters, the only means of gett
The new numbers come as two strong aftershocks jolted the devastated region, unleashing landslides and setting off another wave of panic among survivors who lost loved ones and homes in the Oct. 8 disaster.
Asif Iqbal Daudzai, information minister for Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, said
The effort to feed and shelter more than three million people made homeless 10 days ago was also marred by a row between Pakistan and rival India, which turned down a request for helicopters without crews for relief operations.
As choppers soared into blue skies and trucks and mules shifted supplie
Five people were injured in an attack Saturday on a Hindu temple in the farming town of Peergacha some 380 km north of here, the national daily Bangladesh Observer said.
Police arrested seven people after they were found to be involved in attack during which a portion of the Haribashair temple was
LUCKNOW: Clashes between Hindu and Muslim residents in a northern Indian town continued for a third day on Sunday, with two more people killed despite a 24-hour curfew, officials said.
Authorities clamped the curfew on the town of Mau after clashes erupted on Friday, but sporadic violence continued
ISLAMABAD. President General Pervez Musharraf Saturday said Pakistan requires massive financial assistance from the international community in carrying out rehabilitation and reconstruction in the earthquake-afflicted areas.
"We require colossal finances for reconstruction efforts, we need intern
Frantic efforts to reach remote mountain villages, cut off by landslides and still in dire need of help one week after the quake, were dealt another blow with the crash of one of the helicopters flying relief missions.
"It's absolutely urgent right now to send tents to give people shelter. If nothi
The U.N. agency said the international relief effort must focus on keeping children alive in the weeks ahead. It said it was sending high protein biscuits, boots and sweaters for children, blankets, water containers, plastic tarpaulins, tents, medical supplies and blankets to affected areas.
MUZAFFARABAD. (AFP) - The search for survivors in quake-hit Pakistan was being abandoned as rescuers battling blocked roads and a shortage of helicopters focused on getting aid to remote mountain villages.
In Muzaffarabad, the devastated capital of Pakistani Kashmir, army spokesman Major Faroo
for World Jewry spokesman: . American Jewish organizations including the American Jewish Congress-Council for World Jewry, the Joint Distribution Committee, and the American Jewish World Service are already raising funds for Pakistan relief. The decision to accept financial support and equipment fro
People are wondering as to where all the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have vanished after the earthquake disaster that hit the country on October 8.
In different gatherings here in the capital city, people are talking about the missing NGOs which, they say, have been seen very active until
They made this appeal during a meeting Monday that decided to set up a federal relief commission for coordinated efforts in the unprecedented large scale rescue and relief operations, launched in the wake of Pakistan's worst earthquake that has claimed several thousand lives and caused destruction i
Death may rise to 40,000 in AJK and Pakistan. US, UK, Turkish, UNO and many other nations rescue teams arrive in earthquake devastated areas.
in relief and reconstruction aid, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said.
"The magnitude of this disaster is utterly overwhelming," Crocker said. "We have under way the beginning of a very major relief effort."
The United Nations said more than 2.5 million people were left homeless by Saturday's mons
"There are cities, there are towns which have been completely destroyed. Muzaffarabad is devastated," he added,
Around 3,000 people were killed by the quake in Muzaffarabad. The worst hit place was Bagh, 40 kilometres southeast of Muzaffarabad, Farooq said.
Between 6,000 and 7,000 people are est
Strong 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern Asia. Hundreds Killed in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India.
Pakistan's army described the damage as widespread and said it included villages buried in quake-induced landslides.
Pakistan's Geo television quoted Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, the Pakistani army's chief spokesman, as saying 1,000 people were feared dead. Pakistani army officials who flew over quake
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto said the PPP stood for women's rights and regarded women as the Mothers, daughters, sisters of the country whose life, liberty and right to happiness was a fundamental rights.
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto said that PPP Founder Quaid e Awam Zulfikar Ali Bhutto emancipated women of
Rukhsana, a teenage Christian girl raped in daylight on gunpoint by Muslim man inside Church in Pakistan.
The incident of rape happened in a village named Chak No. 110 D.B, Yazman in district Bahawalpur at 9.00 pm on 30 August 2005. Rukhsana was returning visiting her aunty to her home when Nazir Ahmed (Jeera) allegedly kidnapped her at gunpoint and took her to the nearest New Apostolic Church. He enter
The former vice-captain attended a religious gathering in Karachi on Sunday night, along with skipper Inzamam-ul Haq and during his speech, he refuted charges that he had buckled under pressure from fellow cricketers.
''Nobody pressurised me to accept Islam. I became a Muslim after attending many r
Her "Coordinators" and Marilyn Hickey herself became worried and angry on the "announcement" of Bishop Nasir who is currently running champagne to expose "False Prophets" who come to Pakistan with so called "Healing Crusade" and mislead the Christians in Pakistan with their "Miracles". He published
Mr. Zhang was escorted out of the camp by ten police officers. Instead of letting him go home, they first took him to a police station, where he was
"instructed" as to what he may or may not say to the outside world. According to CAA's reliable source, the local PSB refused to return Zhang's ID ca
CHANDIGARH: An India-born Punjabi woman - who first married a Pakistani and later an Indian - has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh to untangle her citizenship crisis.
Shahida Parveen, 29, from Malerkotla town married Pakistani national Mohammed Shehbaz of Lahore in 1996. S
The entire lay leadership of the Anglican church in Iraq is missing and feared dead after being attacked on a dangerous road west of Baghdad.
The five Iraqis were last heard from on 13 September when they reported they had already being attacked travelling on road between Ramadi and Falluja.
and Christian organizations in a meeting organized by the Christian Action Committee for the incident, on Thursday. "We condemn all individuals and organizations that mislead the people and manipulated the facts to misrepresent Younis Masih and the incident," stated the resolution adopted by the par
ISLAMABAD: Joint Action Committee and country wide Non Government Organizations (NGOs) Thursday staged protest demonstration in Islamabad and strongly condemned President Pervez Musharraf remarks to Washington Post against women saying "Women here in Pakistan got rape to secure Canadian Visa to spen
"Islamic laws and jurisprudence don't exist in the Holy Quran. There are only hints in the Holy Quran and the men derive Islamic laws from them. Such indications can be found in natural laws. This testifies that Islamic laws are not God made and are rather men made. These can be changed repeatedly",
Holocaust, 9-11, Tsunami and the cataclysm of Hurricane Katrina stir up a storm of profound questions about God. Even the Freedom from Religion Foundation asks, "How can typical Christians reconcile their belief that their god is all good and all powerful with the heartbreaking scenes of devastatio
We condemn PCB statement on Pakistan Christian Post news items about conversion of Yousuf Yohana. Nazir Bhatti
on conversion of Christian cricketer Yousuf yohana to Islam. He said " PCB is responsible for conversion of Yousuf Yohana to Islam because PCB failed to provide security to Yousuf Yohana and his family when his children were attacked in Lahore on way to Christian School to press him to convert to Is
â€œThere was no pressure on Youhana to convert to Islam, PCBâ€ published in national and international media where PCB calls PCP reporting on Yohana â€œ mischievousâ€
Lahore: September 25, 2005, Rubbishing media reports, Pakistan Cricket Board denied there was any pressure on senior middle order bat Yousuf Youhana to convert to Islam.
Youhana, who was the only Christian in the national squad, recently became Mohammed Yousuf after embracing Islam, even though the
Islamabad: Led by Former Federal Minister Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, the Islamabad Christians on 27th September, 2005 will observe a Dark Day to protest for ill-treatment they are getting, will color their faces black to express that they are n
Question No. 1. Did they (Christianity community) pray to God, so that Yousaf Yahona could be selected to the cricket team?
Answer No 1. Yes, before Yousaf Yahona's selection every Christian wanted to see a Christian player a Pakistan Cricket Team and prayed for a Christian player to be selected in
This is very shocking news for the entire cricket fans that one of Pakistan's star batsman converted to Islam? This might be joyful for the Pakistani cricket team but it is very sad for the Pakistani Christians and Christians all over the world who prayed day and night for his success, and when ever
3. If the prayers of Christians of Pakistan had been so forceful, then why do they not pray now for Yousaf Yohana to come back?
4. How was he received by Christian community when he was selected for the cricket team? Was he recognized in formal ways by the community? What are the names of the award
Melbourne Pakistani Christian community is shocked and disappointed on Yousaf Youhana Conversion to Islam. Jeffery Lawrence
The entire Pakistan Christian community in Melbourne, Australia is shocked and disappointed to hear about Youaf Youhana's conversion to Islam. The Pakistan Cricket team toured Australia last summer and when the 2nd Test Match was held at Melbourne on 26th December 2004, the Pakistan Christian commun
Christians settled abroad must try to set a system to help youth in Pakistan to stay firm in their faith. Robin Michael
As a Pakistani Christian, I use to read twice a week christian Post online. On 22 Sep 2005, I read different comments from Mr. Stephen, Miss Niala & Mr. Adil Gill, about (Mohd. Youaf, formerly Youaf Yohana).
In fact its true Youaf Yohana was an ambassador of Christian Community, but what has he don
ISLAMABAD: September 23, 2005. Treasury and opposition minority members of National Assembly have protested in National Assembly Thursday over the kidnapping of girls belonging to minorities and after wards their embracing of Islam. They alleged that the minority girls were being enforced to embrace
On 17th September 2005, Yousaf Yahona made an open declaration that he had already accepted and "embraced" Islam "three" years ago and is a practicing Muslim. He unfolded the fact the he has performed "Umara" few month ago. He invited his immediate family and the Christian community of Pakistan to "
Pakistan Cricket player formerly known as Yousuf Youhana has converted to Islam. The news was a real shock for the Pakistan's Christian minority. In the country like Pakistan that is the last thing a sensible Christian would imagine to do. Yousuf was never known for his academic credentials and now
Threats to Yousaf Youhana on conversion to Islam by Christians are baseless and only Muslim Media Campaign. Stephen Bahadur
We condemn the baseless accusations from the print and electronic media of Pakistan that in reaction to Youhana Conversion to Islam the Christian community has threatened him to assassinate. We are the true believers of Jesus Christ who teaches us to give our lives for others not to take others liv
If you can become a Muslim of your own free will why can't you leave Islam of your own free will? Adil Gill
The Gathering: How to Help Pakistani Christians
Taking a card from the west many educated Pakistani Christians shrug off events like Yousaf Youhana's apostasy. There is a wide sense of powerlessness which manifests itself in sarcasm and cynicism. Most Christians suffering from a sense of insignific
Yusuf Yohanna's presence in the Pakistan Cricket Team as a Christian was a matter of great pride for all Pakistanis and Muslims. Yasser Hamdani
While it is true that religion is a personal matter, and Yohanna had every right to choose to be whatever he wishes (though one imagines what the consequence would be had it been the other way around), the way he has done it is a slap in the face of every patriotic Pakistani- not to mention all righ
This message is for Mr. Mohammad Yousuf. â€œI am Pakistani Christian and I am proud to be Christianâ€ Stephen
questions to Mr. Mohammad Yousuf as well:
(a) If you have embraced Islam for last three year, why did you make the sign of cross while making 50 and 100 during past 3 years? Answer us, because you do,t have right to disgrace our sacred sign.
(b) Do you know, when you come to play in the ground the
Christians in Pakistan used to pray for success of Yousaf being only Christian in Cricket Team. Niala
Until now thousands of Christians in Pakistan used to pray for your success as you were the only Christian who managed to get to that position but not any more.
Tell us the truth?
Was it the greediness, fear or an attempt to get more acceptances from Muslims. Whatever it was, now you don't have
Dave Willson, Dr. Bernard Malik, Stephen Akhtar and Pakistani Canadian â€œ Gabi Shaerâ€ masked poet comment on stopping â€˜ Aman Ki Rahâ€ of Dr. Stephen Gill by Pakistan
People from different nations are shocked and bewildered that why the Government of Pakistan has refused to let this album of peace to go even to the father of the children of the poems. Its father, author, lives in Canada.
Mr. Dave Windsor from Ontario, Canada, says that this action of the Governm
Musharraf was greeted by a standing ovation by hundreds of U.S. Jewish leaders, who gathered to congratulate Pakistani leader for opening public diplomatic contacts with Israel following the disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank.
Musharraf was clearly moved by the reception, saying he
"Ziarat-e-Mariam' pilgrims under new threats of looting, assault and misconduct with women by Punjab Police
The village Mariamabad is in remote rural area and in jurisdiction of newly established District Farooqabad. The trainees of Police constabulary center who are all Muslims created anger, harassment and concerns among Christian pilgrims when they looted, assaulted and misbehaved with women, children
GPFP stress upon diplomatic relations with Israel, demanding Christians representing in visiting delegation. Ashraf Butt
Mr. Ashraf Butt welcomed Pakistani administration efforts the engage in dialogues with Israel through FM Khursheed Mahmood kasuri and Israel FM Mr. Silvan Shalom meeting in Istanbule.
Addressing a press conference here today Mr. Butt said, "We warmly welcome this high level contact and raise our de
Attock. September 16, 2005. Immediately after summer vacation, the hearing of election petition against premier Shaukat Aziz, seeking his disqualification from the membership of National Assembly will resume tomorrow Friday on 16th September, 2005 at Rawalpindi by an Election Tribunal headed by Mr.
According to a statement released by CSW today, Drew commented that the visit overall was very significant as they met directly with the country's leaders and appealed for change in their laws against international human rights.
The letter of appeal, which the CSW delegation presented to Prime Min
Factory Area police registered a blasphemy case against Younis Masih, 40, on Saturday night after he allegedly made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) at a Qawali, arranged by another Christian, on Friday night. Following the incident, Younis was beaten up by local Christians who w
"As far as this process of engagement [with Israel] is concerned ... there had been back-channel contacts for decades and now a lot started appearing in the newspapers as well," Kasuri told state television.
"But, we felt that the time has come that we must go public," Kasuri said.
Washington, September 7: A forum at the US State Department will consider the impact of child marriage prevalent in India, Nepal, Ethiopia and Nigeria on the nation's development goals.
It is being organized by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) in collaboration with the State D
LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday remanded a police inspector and his accomplice in Derrick Cyprian's murder case in custody for a week. Inspector Ali Imran Niazi and Adnan were produced in the court handcuffed.
Prosecutor Rana Bakhtiar Ali said that police needed physical remand of the a
The meeting between Foreign Minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri and his Israeli counterpart Silvan Shalom in Istanbul on Thursday was the first publicly acknowledged high-level contact Pakistan has held with the Jewish state.
"There is no harm in having talks," Aziz told the lower house of the Nation
I met Pastor Arthur on September 23 in 2001. At that time I was Vice President of the Christian Association of South Asians. The organization asked me to attend a meeting of its local chapter in Hamilton, Ontario. After the meeting, I stayed with the family of Dr. Rupwete, a Christian from Maharasht
GPFP welcomes talks of Pakistan-Israel foreign ministers and demands Christian presence in visiting delegation to Holy Land. Ashraf Butt
Mr. Butt said that God's People Fellowship of Pakistan is only and first
Christian organization to campaign for establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Israel from decades.
Mr. Ashraf Butt termed GPFP success on first high-level meeting between Pakistan and Israel Foreign minist
"Mobile kitchens, shower units, cleanup and recovery units and communication equipment from more than 20 states are being moved today to staging areas near Memphis, Tenn., and Marshall, Texas," said Jim Burton, volunteer mobilization director for the North American Mission Board.
"By Tuesday mornin
Sarah Mendly, 23, many of whose relatives are still suffering in post-liberation Baghdad, wants to use her success in the contest to raise awareness of war victims. She is defying the possible wrath of Islamic fundamentalists to take part in the finals next weekend.
However, one element of modesty
ISLAMABAD, 30 August 2005 --- Raids and search operations will be carried out on madrasas propagating extremism and terrorism and have become safe haven for militants, said President Pervez Musharraf yesterday.
He threatened madrasas with closure unless they register with authorities by the year's
The Prime Minister grinned as the pint-sized singers, many of whom were wearing the garment recently labelled an "iconic item of defiance", sung the theme to Australia's iconic soapie.
"With a little understanding you can find the perfect blend," went the lyrics to Neighbours, belted out by the Mus
We demand security for Mamata Nayak the Dalit girl and to impose punitive fine for the radicals trying to 'Talibanise' the remote village with " home grown swadeshi Terror"
''It is a case of oppression on Dalits and if it happens in a village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar the capital of Orissa,
Dr. Ishtiq, Bishop Nasir, Khalid Hassan and Dr. Leo Rebello express concern on stopping CD Album â€œ Aman Ki Rahâ€ by Pakistani administration.
Postal administration to mail it to Canada. There were no specific reasons laid down by the authorities on refusing the CD Album Parcels. Dr. Stephen Gill now based in Canada is very famous for his English, Urdu and Hindi peace poetry and Ministry of Rev. John Shad composed selected Urdu poems in ly
Gujranwala. Peace has been the desire of mankind ever since the history of mankind began. Every person wants peace of mind, peace at home, peace in the society, peace in his/her country and peace in world. Even "Professional Soldiers" want peace. Only the devil hates peace. Lord Jesus Christ has bee
Indian Government gave wrong and misleading reply before Supreme Court in the case of Dalit Christians.
The Supreme Court is justified in calling the ploy of the Union Government. The reply of the Government to the Honourable Supreme Court on 23 August 2005 on the issue of extending Scheduled Caste Reservations to Dalit Christians is misleading the honourable Court and the nation. Although the Attorn
Speaking of relations between Israel and Asia, MK (National Union party) Dr. Yuri Shtern, Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus said at the summit, "Asia is Christianity's sleeping giant. The importance of an alliance between Asian Christians and the people of Israel cannot be overstated."
Ch. Shujaat, leader of ruling party in Pakistan now also stress upon Muslims, Christians and Jews dialogue.
Ch. Shujaat Hussian has also issued a statement after his tour to Europe in need of "A three-way dialogue" between Muslims, Jews and Christians. He argues that it's needed to tackle the "explosive situation" arising from the mistrust of Muslims living in Europe
Ch. Shujaat is senior leader of Pakis
August 21, to be â€œAshes dayâ€™ in Islamabad before parliament House as Minorities have not rights promised by founder of Pakistan. J. Salik
in slums of Islamabad will be celebrated on August 21, 2005. If the demands are not fulfilled by August 28 they will bow down before God in front of parliament House to express their contentment even on this miserable plight. Thereafter they will not make any demand rather laugh at cruelty.
A large gathering of Christians on Tuesday protested against Baghbanpura's assistant superintendent of police (ASP)-Investigation for allegedly supporting a kidnapper. The protestors chanted slogans against police and appealed to higher authorities for justice. They said that Muhammad Abbas, a resid
The protestors chanted slogans against police and appealed to higher authorities for justice. They said that Muhammad Abbas, a resident of Gohawa village, had kidnapped 14-year-old Christian girl Asma. They claimed that Asma's family had appealed to the South Cantt police station to register a case
The police concerned reached the drain, situated near Moza Mal, after being informed by some passers-by that body of man was lying alongside the nallah by Tuesday afternoon, a senior police said, adding the body has been removed to the
morgue for autopsy.
"We have recovered the decomposed body,
Liplal Mardy (35) and Tapan Roy (30) had been showing the Jesus film, as well as
health education films, in villages around the area. They had received at least two verbal threats from the head of the local madrassa (Islamic religious school), telling them to stop showing the film. After the second
This matter will be brought before the Supreme Court on 25 August 2005. A series of civil society public hearings are due to take place in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to document discrimination faced by Christian converts drawn from the Dalit population, and their continued victimisation i
Do not trust any Muslim politicians or Altaf Hussian; Christian urged to fight for their rights. Bishop T. Nasir
leader of former "Muhajar Qaumi Movement" who said minorities are "Equal Citizens" of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. I demand clarification from Mr. Altaf Hussain that in Election 2002, why "MQM" did not give their "Party Ticket" to any Christian? Why Mr. Altaf Hussain not ordered his followers to el
plight of divorced Roman Catholics who remarry without getting an annulment, reaffirming that they cannot receive Communion but stressing they should feel they still belong to the church.
The pope made the remarks to priests from the northern Valle d'Aosta region in a two-hour closed meeting Monday
Dr. Stephen Gillâ€™s peace poetry â€œAman Ki Rahâ€ in CD album stopped by government of Pakistan to deliver abroad.
The CD album is called Aman Ki Rah that means way to peace in English. Mr. Nazir Shad has sung these poems and also composed its music.
The post office of Pakistan has refused to accept one hundred complimentary copies of this album to send to the author of its lyrics who lives in Canada. The albu
Niamat Masih killed by drainage gas, CDA pushing Christian employees in gutters without safety equipments.
Mr. Salik is on protest from weeks and sitting on ashes at his residence. The news of Niamat Masih reached at his protest camp when many delegations were present to express solidarity with him.
Under Privatization, in I-10/1, the sanitary workers have been provided neither Brooms nor hand driven ca
Fr. P. Thomas arrested for alleged enticement to convert to Christian faith in Madhy Pradesh, India.
by offering fee concessions for prospective converts. The Sangh parivar out fits (radical Hindus) were exerting the school management for fee concessions and large number of admissions. Having failed to oblige the Hindu radicals resulted in the doctored enquiry and subsequent arrest of the priest as
in Iraq. The leaders' concerns arise from reports that the Shi'a majority is pressing for Islamic law (shari'a) to be enshrined in the constitution.
The letter, which was presented on 14th July, states: "If there is a move towards the confirmation of the role of the Islamic religion in Iraqi socie
Pakistani American Congress leaders and their toolâ€™s sending threatening and hate mails to editor Pakistan Christian Post
I inherit soil of Pakistan and reserve every right to discuss my land. In future, try to find roots of your family 'Abbasi' first to discuss issue and undermine sons of soil.
I am on asylum due to persecution and discriminatory laws legislative by majority community of Muslims in Pakistan. Why you
and implementation of Islamic Laws on Christian and Hindu Minorities in Pakistan
The GCIC have expressed to President of Pakistan that the proposal of Hasba bill and implementation of Islamic Laws on Christian and Hindu Minorities in Pakistan has sent fear of renewed attacks across Pakistan.
Christians reject Hasba Bill and implementation of all Islamic laws on minorities in Pakistan. Nazir Bhatti
signed between Pakistan and India in 1951 to protect minority rights. He said Indian government constituted Minority Commission and Muslims in India are enjoying protection of their personal laws. The Indian Muslims are at liberty to practice marriage and divorce according to Islamic laws while Hasb
The NWFP province is governed by MMA, a six religious parties alliance. The anti-terror courts in Pakistan are meant to deal with iron hand but in this case anti-terrorism court Wednesday bailed out as many as 13 Muslim culprits when Islamic authorities in the Nowshera with pressure forced Christian
. ( http://www.baysystemsinc.com ) for its role in aerospace testing, operations and maintenance at NASA's Ames Research Center.
The organization also highlighted Bay Systems in a special publication featuring small businesses involved in NASA's Return to Flight (RTF) program, for which Bay System
Nazir Bhatti, Editor PCP honored with â€œ Human Rights Championâ€ award by Christian League of Pakistan in America PA.
The guests were honored with garlands on beat of Dhole and Bangra.
Mr. Anjum Bhatti, President CLPAP, elaborately presented the vision, mission, goal and objectives of the League. He said, "Christian League of Pakistan in USA, Pennsylvania is an organization for the Promotion of Human Rights and es
John Bosco, a Pakistani Christian shares his testimony to praise Lord to miss train bombed in London, prays for innocent victimâ€™s families.
brothers, sisters and friends all over the world through the Christian Post how God saved me.
"GOD IS GREAT"
How God has taken care of me along with other passenger who were with me in Metropolitan line. I normally traveled through a direct train from Uxbridge to Liverpool but sometime if
Ghazala Shafiq case culprits on run after FIR, Bishop Sadiq Daniel included in ECL after hiding to avoid arrest.
The Christian woman, a teacher by profession and principal of Christian girls hostel Brenton carey was victimized and stripped off in front of her students by Bishop sadiq Daniel and his associates in a bid to capture this valuable property. The victim was Ghazal Shafiq who has been approaching auth
He said ' extremist fundamental Muslims plan to spread fear around globe with terror acts in name of Islam but they can not be successful"
Mr. Bhatti urged Muslim clerics to step forward and issue decrees on Jihad and to condemn suicide bombers waging Jihad in name of Islam.
Mr. Nazir Bhatti said
Muslims mob set on fire Christian and Hinduâ€™s homes after arrest of Yousaf Masih under blasphemy laws
, have not yet returned to the locality. The Lamba Vera temple, which was ransacked and a part of it set on fire by a mob protesting against alleged desecration of Holy Quran, is situated in a compound which also has homes of 21 Hindu and Christian families.
The men in the compound told a fact-find
who works in Nowshera Municipal vicinity as sanitary worker to support his family. It is learnt that Yousaf Masih had an argument on religion with one Muslim in his neighborhood who threatened him of dire consequences.
As the news of desecration of Quran spread in Nowshera city, the Muslims started
awarded to her by the Deoband school of Islamic thought.
The board was of the view that she would have to separate for life from her husband, who would be responsible for bringing up their five children.
"The fact that Imrana was raped by her father-in-law completely bars her reunion with her hus
Pakistani American Congress PAC is not representative forum of Pakistani American Christians. Nazir Bhatti
He termed PCA as lobbyist group of fraction of Muslims working to plead cause and issues of government of Pakistan on intimation of Pakistan embassy in Washington DC.
Mr. Bhatti said that PCA has never raised voice to repeal blasphemy laws and all other discriminatory laws imposed on Pakistani Chr
PAC, a Pakistani Muslim American lobbyist group vows to work with US government to liberate Kashmir from India
outgoing PAC President Mr. M. Ashraf Abbasi, former PAC President Dr. Nisar A. Chaudhry, PAC Vice President Dr. Khawaja M. Ashraf, PAC Vice President Mr. Shahid Ahmed
Khan and the new PAC Executive Board should strongly urge all U.S. Representatives - who will participate in the PAC 13th annual Pa
at his residence. Dressed in yellow parachute a large number of children, young, old men and women participated in the inaugural prayer.
His protest in the "ASHES" during this scorching heat at 46-48 degree enters 3rd day. People from all walks of life visited him day and night, spent mentionable
"God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil," Father Daniel, 29, the superior of the Holy Trinity monastery in north-eastern Romania, said before celebrating a short mass "for the soul of the deceased", in the presence of 13 nuns who showed no visible emotion.
proclaimed that no church meetings were to be held in the building, before arresting six people.
The police searched the church building for a collection box and literature, while continuing to threaten and intimidate the church members, taking the names and addresses of all present. Th
the "nomination papers" for the elections to the office of the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
When this fact was reminded to Bishop Nasir, he said firmly that in his opinion the 1973 Constitution is illegal and that he is going to file a "Constitutional Petition" with the "Supreme Cour
that there can be no God except Allah! Anyone who associates a Son or a Holy Spirit with the Creator is considered to be an enemy of Allah and all his angels (Suras al-Baqara 2:97-98; al-Ma'ida 5:73).
The rejection of the Holy Trinity by Islam
The objection to the Holy Trinity by the Muslims has m
Battle for body of Punjab's last British priest Church divided by rebel cleric who fought poverty. By Randeep Ramesh
visited only to sell rosary beads and raise donations for poor villagers in rural Punjab.
But to the Catholic church in India's north-western state he was a rogue cleric who had absented himself from the diocese and acted as a lightning rod for dissent among Punjabi Christians.
Although the prie
, with some sources citing in excess of 100 Christians arrested. From last Friday through yesterday, Saudi authorities engaged in a major crackdown involving a joint effort of standard police forces and Muttawa religious police. In the last couple of days the raids have spread from the Capital, Riya
FIACONA demands US Government to intervene in unjustified arrests of Indian Christians in Saudi Arab
and anguish at the brutal arrests and jailing of peaceful, law abiding Indian Christians in Riyadh. It has made an urgent appeal to the US Government including the Department of State, Congress and the White House to intervene with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their release. Those arrested in th
Samina Faisal, who lives in Long Island, was released on a $250,000 bond after pleading not guilty in a federal court in Brooklyn. She and her lawyer declined to comment on the charge. A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent alleged in an arrest warrant affidavit that Faisal told an emergency dispat
According to one source the total population of Muslims in the entire world is claimed to be 1.70 Billion, another source puts it to 1.01 billion and another source counts 1.29 Billion. In North America the total number of Muslims is 6.6 Million. Out of which, 6 million in United States and .6 milli
The surprise acquittal at a court in Hamid Pourmand's home town of Bandar-i Bushehr follows a series of hearings at an Islamic court in the capital Tehran in April, at which he had been repeatedly pressed to return to Islam.
Despite this acquittal, Pourmand, a former colonel in the Iranian army, r
in an attack likely to raise fears sectarian bloodshed could again break out in the region.
The explosions left a trail of blood and destruction in the lakeside town of Tentena, on the eastern island of Sulawesi,, part of an area where three years of Muslim-Christian clashes killed 2,000 people un
On 25th May Mr. Atta Ul Haq Qasmi, a columnist openly expressed his resentment that no Christian leader has condemned the "desecration" of Holy Koran as reported by the "News Week". However his attention was drawn to the CNI report in Urdu dated 12th May 2005 in which the CNI has not only condemned
LAGOS, May 25 (Reuters) - Nigeria has failed to prosecute those responsible for religious violence that killed 900 people in the oil-exporting country last year, a U.S.-based human rights group said on Wednesday.
In a report on two waves of killings by Christians and Muslims in central and northern
Ecumenism is comparatively a new word for most of us. Many people have never even heard the word. In today's fast moving world, it is important to have knowledge about international issues, concerning human lives and dignity. Ecumenism is one of the issues that have affected our lives in one way or
Ghazala shafique not confident on Enquiry Commission of Bishop Malik in Brenton Carey Hostel incidence. PCP Report
The Brenton Carey Girls Hostel is serving from decades to help educate poor Christian girls from far-flung areas of Sindh province and located in heart of Karachi metropolitan vicinity. Mrs. Ghazala Shafique has been serving as administrator of this institution from years and helping poor Christian
Shahbaz’s family members went to the location and found the boy alive. They took him to hospital, where he recorded a statement with his family and church authorities. According to the preliminary inquiry by the church, both of Shahbaz’s legs were broken because he refused to recite the
The Dogars of the area had been demanding the Christians to handover the land to them that was allotted to the Christians by their forefathers before partition. The Christians of the area had built their houses on this 16 Kanal land and some part of it was used as their graveyard that
Killed was Arshad Masih, a young husband andfather of a one-year-old daughter.According to reports received a Muslim family who had long been opponents of the congregation entered the church property at about 10:00 a.m. as the congregation was worshipping and began shooting. Some reports indicate th
Two weeks after the death, cardinals will enter a solemnly secret conclave in the Sistine Chapel, under Michelangelo's awesome fresco of the Last Judgment, to elect the 262nd successor to the apostle Peter.
Although the pontiff is the universal leader of more than a billion Catholics, the electi
Seher Shafi, a Muslim convert on run for safety with her baby Angela and husband Naveed Paul. PCP Report.
Talking to PCP, she said “when I told my family that I am Christian now” My life came under constant threat and my family members tortured me day and night”
I met Neveed Paul, a Christian and married him with my free will. Our marriage was solemnized and all Christian rituals we
Local police contend Masih confessed to the deed, but doubts remain as to how the confession was obtained, according to Asia News. Haji Nazir Ahmed, a local police official, said a Muslim man complained to police that Masih was insulting the Quran by putting his legs on it while he lay in bed at hom
Dr. Fazia, the medical examiner of the hospital told the Daily Naya Akhbar of February 21, 2005 that in her professional career she had never come across such extreme violence to a woman. Honey suffered these savageries because she refused to accept the religion of her husband. The news was carried
Sermon on Second Sunday in Lent. By Rev. Canon Patrick P. Augustine, Rector, Christ Episcopal, Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Whatever Became of Sin?
In the Penitential order which we use primarily in Lent we begin our service by confessing our sins unto Almighty God with these words:
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, we have followed too much devices and desi
WHP visions the establishment of a better society with missionary spirit by creating awareness among people, of their rights and to enable them to realize their potential fully at all levels.
WHP have unique message “Change takes time but after a certain threshold it also moves fast when
The meeting of the CLAAS delegation was arranged to highlight and address the problems of Christians in Pakistan. Barrister Qamar Shams enlightened the issues related to the discriminatory laws prevailing in Pakistan, while Mr. Nasir Saeed reasoned for the amendments in the Blasphemy Laws and other
Shahbaz Masih, 22, was approached last November 28 by a customer wanting to rent a television set from his video shop in Talwandi, a little village near Chak Jhumra in Faisalabad district. When Masih declined the request, his customer, a 26-year-old butcher named Ahmed Ali, became furious, declaring
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.