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“God of Compassion” By Rev. Canon Patrick P. Augustine, Rector

Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56
Who is the God whom you worship? What is He like? William Barclay, the Scottish New Testament scholar, sometimes took controversial positions on interpretations of the Scriptures. Once, when he was interviewed following a series of talks for the British Broadcasting Company,

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We are watching proceedings against Bisho Nasir in Courts of Pakistan. By James Reese, USA

A certain Pakistani mullah thinks he is poised to destroy Bishop Timotheus Nasir, the bishop of the Siloam Presbyterian Churches and president of Faith Theological Seminary in Pakistan.
The mullah, clearly outmatched in terms of wit and knowledge of the Bible and Quran, has sued BishopbNasir for de

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PAKISTAN: Judiciary responsible for failure to address disappearances, AHRC Report

The higher courts of Pakistan have failed to respond to the growing number of abductions and forced disappearances at the hands of the country`s security forces. Instead they are in effect acting as accomplices to the perpetrators.
In what manner have the courts failed? Either they fail to take no

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Keeping God Hostage. By The Rev. Canon Patrick P. Augustine, Rector, Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Is religion like a loaded gun in today’s Middle East? "War of Religions" was the term I heard on the first day Israel attacked the headquarters of Hizab Allah [often called Hezbollah] in Southern Lebanon. This mutual hatred between Judaism, Christianity and Islam has been perpetuated for cent

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A Pakistani Bishop will surrender citizenship in court: Christians are outsiders. By Dr. Stephen Gill

Bishop Dr. Timotheus Nasir from Pakistan has witnessed and wrote against the disgrace of the cross when a manufacturer from Sialkot put the sign of the cross on footballs to be kicked by players. He also wrote to protest when he witnessed students and professors walking over the cross that

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Fr. Annad Muttungal, PRO and Spokesperson for Catholic Council of Bishops of MP and CG states of India supports latest Report of the National Commission For Minorities that visited Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh

The Report supports the demand of the Christian community in Madya Pradesh and chattisgarh to have a high level enquiry into the allegations of alleged conversion and the attacks on the Christian community. The church welcomed the recommendations of the commission. " We ask the Government to initiat

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Interrogating Religious Radicalism. By Yoginder Sikand

A principal premise of all forms of religious radicalismâ€"Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim or otherâ€"is a stark and rigid dualism. Religious radicalism reflects a very simplistic, and, to its adherents, a very convenient way of looking at the world, saving them from the onerous task of caref

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Minority Appeasement! By Ram Puniyani

While the opposition to reservation is on its peak, another front has been opened by those opposed to affirmative action of any sort. It may be a common observation by now that the most `consistent` political and social force opposed to any sort of affirmative action is the communal politics, the po

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Mr. Yoginder Sikand and Monograph on Scheduled casts in Pakistan: He appeals for information in research work from Pakistani leaders in general and Sindh minority leaders in Particular.

Mr. Yoginder Sikand is working with the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. On his recent visit to Sindh, he observed the pathetic conditions of the Dalits ( non-Christian and non-Muslim Scheduled Castes) living in that part of Pakistan and in parts of southern Punjab. Mr. Sikand Says “I also not

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“Qadian-Rabwah Bus Service” By Ata Us Salam

Despite belonging to same race, language and culture Pakistan and India spent more than half of the century in grudge. Different super powers have been using them for their own interests and they have been obeying their directions. Poverty in these rival countries is a common enemy but they have bee

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“Maniac Messiahs” A poem by Dr. Stephen Gill.

Car bombs, mobility,

might and brutality

have become the toys of robots.

They know how and when

to free their unfed tigers

from the cages of depravity

to rape technology,

humanity and stifle democracy.

With knowledge

easy money and weight

they become maniac messi

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Simon Shammi, a Punjabi Poet of Indian Punjab writes sonnets, poems and hymns. Here is selected poetry of Simon Shammi for our readers.

1:
diva dil wich balda teri pak muahbat da
chanan sab noo wandada jo teri rehamat da

jag paraya ho gia par mea ikula na
keo oh mere naal hea jo malak khalkat da

loki maran tahane menu pagal kehade ne ne
par mea ta ashaq ha us kadar e mutlak da

na dar hea menu koe kise talwara da
keo ke

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“I Have Already Been Convicted” By Bishop T Nasir

To all my friends, well wishers and concerned bother and sisters in Europe, The United Sates of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, United Kingdom, South America, South America and even Pakistan, I am thankful to you all for your moral support in the “Law Suit” against me in Sindh H

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Our Lady and Islam: Heaven’s Peace Plan. By Fr Ladis J. Cizik, Blue Army National Executive Director

Islam
Islam is an Arabic word that can be defined as "to make peace." Islam is the religion founded by Mohammed, which considers the Koran as its holy book. In addition, Islam accepts the New Testament of the Christians and the Old Testament of the Jews as Divinely inspired works. Followers of Isl

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Why do people opt to change their religion? By Ram Puniyani

The statement of Pope Benedict XVI about the need to preserve freedom of religion and not to press for legislations against conversions can be understood in many a ways. While one knows that he is not an elected representatives of the Catholics of the World, one does recognize that he like any other



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"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

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.

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