MRC Newsletter – May 2016 The Sunday Times April 3rd 2016 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/how-many-kids-have-to-die-before-pakistan-stops-sponsoring-militancy/news-story/9969dd643b5fe7abac81b1ed1d3ff92b http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1683937.ece See the Daily Times –Pakistan Where is Jinnah’s Pakistan? by Nasir Saeed March 31, 2016 Saeed writes: “Instead of recognising minorities’ role in the making of Pakistan, and considering them equal citizens, it was suggested that non-Muslims had to enter … Continue reading Where is Jinnah’s Pakistan? Timeline of terror attacks on minorities. Carnage in Lahore – Pakistan and UK Governments Failure to Challenge Persecution or the Culture of Impunity. Links to previous posts about Pakistan’s Christians, Shahbaz Bhatti, Asia Bibbi, and the report on systematic persecution of the country’s minorities.
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/26-february/news/world/home-office-guidance-on-pakistan-has-serious-flaws-say-mps http://www.leadfamily.blogspot.comhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b072sbqr/our-world-thailands-asylum-crackdown Watch Chris Rogers’ disturbing documentary on the plight of incarcerated Pakistani Christians held in detention centres in Bangkok. You will need to use the password: Pakistan and click on this link: https://vimeo.com/user18375217/review/156847557/edd7ed8b33 For UK viewers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b072sbqr/our-world-thailands-asylum-crackdown http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/01-Mar-2016/pakistani-minorities-and-the-british-parliament See Chris Rogers’ Disturbing Report for the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35654804 BBC ON LINE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35654804 BBC … Continue reading March 2nd: 5th Anniversary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti. February 24th: Report Launched at Westminster on the Persecution of Religious Minorities In Pakistan. Link to Chris Rogers Disturbing Report for the BBC.
19 Nov 2015 : Column 372 7.01 pm Debate on Overseas Aid – Is aid to Pakistan challenging intolerance and persecution and helping minorities? Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB): My Lords, I thank my noble friend for initiating this debate and join others in congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Barker of Battle, on his maiden … Continue reading Debate on Overseas Aid – Is aid to Pakistan challenging intolerance and persecution and helping minorities? Dr.Paul Bhatti addresses members of both Houses of Parliament as persecution of Christians and other minorities continues to be raised in the British Parliament. Parliamentarians paid ribute to the memory of his murdered brother, Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities in Pakistan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TEOBIlZs1I&context=C3edb8c0ADOEgsToPDskJ55Bb422uTeEmiNJll-Iiz https://davidalton.net/?s=shahbaz+Bhatti&x=8&y=13 This weekend marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Clement Shahbaz Bhatti. Aged 42, the life of Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities, was cut short by self described Taliban assassins. His murderers scattered pamphlets describing him as a “Christian infidel”. The leaflets were signed “Taliban al-Qaida Punjab.”
The First Anniversary of the Death of Shahbaz Bhatti David Alton On March 2nd, 2011, aged 42, Clement Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities, was brutally murdered. His assassination not only robbed Pakistan’s National Assembly of a dedicated, honest, and able politician but his death also threw into sharp relief the plight of … Continue reading Shahbaz Bhatti – one year on since his brutal assassination: what to make of his sacrificial life and the treatment of minorities in Pakistan
http://britishpakistanichristian.blogspot.com/2012/01/lord-alton-speaks-out-for-minorities-in.html Pakistan Question January 19th 2012. 11.29 am Asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Pakistan and other interested parties regarding the current political situation in Pakistan. Baroness Warsi: My Lords, when I visited Pakistan last week, I called on Prime Minister … Continue reading Pakistan’s Treatment of Minorities and the Murder of Shahbaz Bhatti and Salman Taseer
. November 26th 2018 – Today’s Debate: The 80th anniversary of Kindertransport 6.30 pm Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, there is no one better to have opened tonight’s debate than the noble Lord, Lord Dubs. The 80th anniversary of Kindertransport prompts the question: what would Sir Nicholas Winton, … Continue reading What lessons we can learn from the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – and from the stories of Sir Nicholas Winton, Trevor Chadwick, Florence Nankivell, Doreen Warriner, Beatrice Wellington, and others involved in organising escape routes for children threatened by Nazism
Religious Freedom In The World Report Launched In Advance of Red Wednesday 2018.The West is failing those persecuted for their Faith. Use Red Wednesday – and the run up to the 70th Anniversary of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – to show solidarity with Asia Bibi and the millions who suffer … Continue reading Religious Freedom In The World Report Launched Ahead of Red Wednesday 2018. How the West is failing those persecuted for their Faith. The Prince of Wales and an Appeal To End Religious Persecution. Links to Remarks by the Patriarchs of the Eastern churches. The 70th Anniversary of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the plight of Asia Bibi and the millions who suffer for their religion or beliefs. http://religious-freedom-report.org/
Inspiring Service – Pembroke College, the University of Oxford. November 23rd, 2018: Principles, Practice, People. Only in Britain would the words “Community Service” be turned into a punishment to be dispensed by the courts. The principle of serving others is a central tenet of citizenship; for Christians it is at the … Continue reading Inspiring Service – Pembroke College, the University of Oxford: Principles, Practice, People.
Red Wednesday will be commemorated in the UK on Wednesday November 28th when churches, schools and public buildings will be lit red – to express solidarity with those persecuted for their faith. This year many will focus on the plight of Asia Bibi who has been exonerated by Pakistan’s highest court, having suffered nine years … Continue reading Why We Should Give Asylum To Asia Bibi – and why, not to do so, flies in the face of everything Britain is supposed to stand for. Question in The House – November 20th 2018. Link to Petition.launch of Religious Freedom In the World Report November 22nd;Support Asia Bibi on Red Wednesday -November 28th. Reply From the Prime Minister.