Monday, November 23, 2009

March for the persecuted Pakistan church

'Over recent months a number of attacks have been perpetrated against the Christian minority in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The British Pakistani Christian Association has organised a march from the Pakistani High Commission in 34-36 Lowndes Square, London, SW1X 9JN, to 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA. This march will take place on 19th December 2009, and will begin at the Pakistani High Commission at 11:00.

Among our partners for this event are:

Christian Social Link
Release International
Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Over the past few months a number of attacks on Christians and their properties have taken place in Pakistan, additionally a number of abduction, rape and forced marriage of female Christians, and false allegations of blasphemy against innocent Christians has taken place over the past year.

It is time we as the wider Christian comunity in Britain made our voices heard against the persecution of our brothers and sisters in Pakistan.

It is hoped that the march will have a number of benefits for those who have had their homes burned and destroyed and found themselves displaced.

It will encourage the Pakistani Government to move swiftly and decisively to bring to justice the perpetrators, inciters and collaborators of these outrages.
It will encourage the Pakistani Government to reform the Police Service in Pakistan.
It will encourage the Pakistani Government to make sure the rule of law is carried out for justice for those who have fallen asleep in Christ or are suffering as a result of these outrages.
It will encourage the Pakistani Government to repeal the Blasphemy Law, or add other amendments to the Blasphemy Law and enforce those amendments that have already been put into place.
It will reinforce the British Governments criticism of these incidents and encourage further international pressure on the Pakistani Government to act in accordance with the above bullet points.
It will encourage the UK Church to take more seriously its obligations towards its persecuted brothers and sisters.
Please feel free to forward this email on to Churches, organistaions and others to encourage them to attend this demonstration. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to push this agenda forward.

For further information regarding the British Pakistani Christian Association, and the ongoing problems in Pakistan please feel free to visit our blog at:

Yours faithfully in Christ

Alex Chowdhry

P.s. I attach a link the Pakistani High Commission in London's website which has directions to the High Commission.

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