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Response to attack on Christians in Pakistan

On Sunday (22nd September 2013) a pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside an historic Anglican church in the city of Peshawar. The explosions occurred as the parishioners were leaving the 130 year old church after Sunday morning services. More than 78 people were killed and close to 150 others injured. Members of the Orthodox Christian Mission community protested immediately ... Read More »

WILL I BE SILENCED BY FEAR?

A Christian woman activist in Pakistan longs to speak out against oppressive “blasphemy laws” but is hindered by a climate of intimidation. I see myself as an extrovert person and cannot stop speaking out against injustice and inhuman practices that suppress women and religious minorities in Pakistan. Being a member of a minority community I have always felt I must ... Read More »

OUR SUFFERING SISTERS: THE PLIGHT OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS

  INTRODUCTORY REMARK AND THOUGHTS Women are honoured in God’s family, but tragically the experience of many Christian women around the world does not reflect this. Our sisters in Christ who live in places of persecution and pressure may experience a double problem of ill-treatment, in which they suffer for both their faith and their gender. For example, under Islamic ... Read More »