House Magazine July 2nd 2019 Parliamentlive.tv – Download Available https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/jKPzCvlGAfM2KxJSQ2c7y?domain=parliamentlive.tv – Download Available Pakistan: Aid Programmes and Human Rights 02 July 2019 Volume 798 Question for Short Debate 6.30 pm Asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between their aid programmes and human … Continue reading British and Pakistan Governments and the Commonwealth Challenged In The British Parliament To Champion the Persecuted Minorities Of Pakistan; to uphold the ideals of Muhammad Ali Jinnah; and for Prince William to meet the minorities during his forthcoming visit.
House of Lords Business: Tuesday July 2nd 2019 Debates Question for Short Debate Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between their aid programmes and human rights and the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, and in particular the case of Asia Bibi. (1 hour) Article … Continue reading Forthcoming July 2nd Parliamentary Debate about the plight of Pakistan’s Minorities and the UK’s £2 billion aid to Pakistan – and the treatment of Asia Bibi. Forthcoming article from Parliament’s House Magazine. Some of the Questions and Interventions on behalf of persecuted Pakistanis.
Faith Targeted Human Trafficking in Pakistan Read this important post from the Arise Foundation https://www.arise.foundation/news/faith-targeted-human-trafficking-highlights-need-for-better-foreign-aid-policy – and raised in parliamentary questions: Question text further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 May (HL15755), whether they are including religion as a baseline indicator of vulnerability to modern slavery and human trafficking, especially faith-targeted human … Continue reading The Suffering of Pakistan’s Minorities Raised In the UK Parliament. Government promises to look again at how £2.6 billion of aid has been prioritised.
Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By ElectionFreedom is not “free” it comes at a great price. Yesterday, I was genuinely moved, and taken completely unawares, by a surprise celebration of my 40 years in Parliament, held in Mr.Speaker’s House. Not everyone can hear their obituaries … Continue reading Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By Election: Freedom is not “free” it comes at a great price.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, wrote well on Easter Day about the persecution of Christians. His words were given sombre and stark perspective by the truly shocking carnage in Sri Lanka – but also by further unreported deaths in Nigeria. In northern Nigeria 17 people were killed after a child dedication service in Nassarawa State … Continue reading The Danube Institute Conference on Invisible Victims and Religious Freedom, April 9th, 2019, The Reform Club, London. And what Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, had to say on Easter Sunday about the targeting of Christians
Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row for Nine Years Baroness Williams of Trafford, the Home Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL13272): Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the comments of Hafiz Entisha Ahmed published … Continue reading Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row for Nine Years. Pakistan’s Supreme Court Upholds Their Decision To Free Asia Bibi. Questions asked in Parliament about renewed threats to her life and the role of UK aid in promoting a less discriminatory society. BBC Report.
. 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.