TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN PAID TO A CHRISTIAN MINISTER who was killed Jan. 30 January in Pakistan after dedicating his life to persecuted and other suffering Christians.
“With this new body, the state is promoting one religion and negating others.”
USCIRF’s 2021 Annual Report highlights the prevalence and impact of hate speech targeting religious communities, including in India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Turkey.
“In its 2021 Annual Report, USCIRF recommended that the U.S State Department designate Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC)…”
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“You have contributed to people’s education for more than 160 years, long before the founding of Pakistan and the founders of our country.”
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The minor is traumatized and psychologically devastated. She is being treated by a psychologist and other doctors in order to be treated for this trauma and wounds”.
Former US international religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback warned of genocide against Christians and other minorities in Afghanistan.
In 2020, ACN funded projects in Lebanon for a total of $5M, which included food packages for Christians hard-hit by the August 2020 explosion in Beirut harbor, and the repair and reconstruction of churches.
“It started with Hindu daughters in the southern Sindh province. The courts themselves distribute conversion certificates and hand over the victims to their rapists.”
“Our faith tells us that God won’t let us down. Therefore, we perform our duties with complete passion and avoid negative thinking.”
Fifty-seven percent of US Catholics believe that the persecution of Christians around the world is “very severe.”
“I will never remove the name of Jesus at any cost.”
According to Pakistan’s Movement for Solidarity and Peace, every year up to 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls and women aged between 12 and 25 years are abducted.
“It is urgent that the Prime Minister acts to save the lives of Maira and her family. They are in grave danger. We have a duty of conscience to act.”
Tabitha Nazir Gill was accused of committing blasphemy by her colleagues on the morning of January 28.
Religious minorities in Pakistan are not allowed to live in peace.
“It is time for the government to take a serious look at the issue to stop the growing misuse of the blasphemy law against innocent people and to make changes where necessary, since the wording of the blasphemy law allows for continual abuse”.
According to data confirmed to Agenzia Fides by the National Commission for “Justice and Peace” of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, there are about 1,000 reports of kidnapping of young Christian and Hindu women every year.