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* Dear Friends and prayer partners in Christ. As you know that operation Zarb e Azab has started in North Wazirstan against the terrorists. Due to this operation according to UNHCR and Govt. of Pakistan's figures for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people, which are IDPs moved out of North Wazirstan. There are many Christian IDPs who moved to Bannu a nighbouring city of Wazirstan. Bishop Humphrey S Peters with the diocesan officers and local priest recieved these IDPs and accomdated them in our Hopital and school. Please pray for their security and all the needs.
* Please continue to pray for the injured people of All Saint's Church blast, who are still in the beds and getting medical treatments. Pray for healing for them and also for all their financial needs.
Please Pray for all the Diocesan Educational Instituitions and The All Saints Home For Orphans, there Heads of the Instituitions, staff and all the Students.
Please Pray for the Health Ministry and the Heads leading Different Diocesan Health Instituitions.
Please Pray for all the ongoing Community Development and Community Uplift Projects of Peshawar Diocese.
Please Pray for The Church of Paksitan and its leadership.
Specially pray for IDPs coming from Wazirstan to Bannu, Peshawar and other cities of KPK.
Please Pray for Bishop Humphrey S. Peters and all the Clergy of Peshawar Diocese, especially for all the Parishes, Women, Youth, Junior Church, and Outreach Ministries.
Please Pray for the Diocesan Property Sector as they are in a constant fight with the Land Mafia and Church Property Grabbers. Also Remember the New Property Income Generating Projects and Initiatives.
Please Pray for the Diocesan Finance Office, and their Different Challenges.
Prayer request for the Tribal Belt: The Christian Community living in the Tribal Belt needs support and the Priests who share the Good News need your prayers as well. Kindly pray, as it is an extremely important ministry for sharing the Good News of Salvation, Peace, Reconciliation and Healing in the affected Tribal Belt.
Please Pray for War on Terrorism that is still going on, through-out Pakistan, kindly pray for those who are determined to eradicate this menace for Good.
Please Pray for the Diocesan efforts in collaberation with Faith Friends (Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Bahis) for the Inter-Faith reconciliation, tolerance, and Peaceful Coexistance of different Communities in Pakistan.
The Founder of Pakistan Regarding the Non-Muslims of Pakistan.
” The constitution of Pakistan has yet to be framed
by the Pakistan Constituent Assembly…..
Islam and its idealism have taught us democracy.
It has taught Equality of men, Justice and Fairplay to ‘EVERYBODY’…..
In any case Pakistan is NOT going to be a theocratic State – to be ruled by priests with a divine mission.
We have many non-Muslims – Hindus, Christians and Parsis – but they are ALL Pakistanis. They will enjoy the SAME rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan.”
[ Muhammad Ali Jinnah, February 1948.Talk on Pakistan broadcast to the people of USA]
Please Pray for Pakistan's Prosperity, Peace and Inter-Religious Harmony.
Role of Christians in the making of Pakistan:
When Pakistan achieved independence in 1947, the organization and activities of the Christian community changed drastically. Christians in Punjab and Sindh had been quite active after 1945 in their support for Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Muslim League. Even before the final phase of the movement, leading Indian Christians like Pothan Joseph had rendered valuable services as journalists and propagandists of the Muslim League. Jinnah had repeatedly promised all citizens of Pakistan complete equality of citizenship.
Freedom Movement and Role of the Christian Educational Institutions:
The Christian Educational Institutions played a very significant role regarding the training of the Hindu, Muslim, Parsi, schedule caste, Buddhist and Christian youth in Connection with the freedom movement in India. The record shows that many leaders of the Movement belonging to these communities were educated by the Christian Educational institutions. The Christian Educational Institutions which, provided education, training and awareness to the several leaders of the freedom movement included C.M.S school Karachi, Bandera Convent School Bombay, St. Stephens College Delhi, Murray College Sialkot, Gorden College Rawalpindi, F.C College Lahore,
Kinnard College for women Lahore and Edwards College Peshawar. An over whelming majority of the leaders of the Pakistan Movement were educated by the said Educational Institutions. Philosopher poet Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal, the founder of Pakistan Mr. Jinnah, Ch Rehmat Ali who coined the word “Pakistan” and Sir Muhammad Zafarullah were product of these institutions.
Nehru Report: Christians and other Minorities:
In 1928 all parties conference was summoned to deliberate about the future
constitutional arrangement in India which could be acceptable to all concerned. This was after the failure of the Simon Commission and declaration by the British Government that since the different communities of India had failed to agree on a constitutional formula hence the British Government had no option but to give its own verdict. The said, all parties conference met in Calcutta. This conference appointed a committee known as
Nehru Committee headed by Moti Lal Nehru (Father of Jawar Lal Nehru) to propose a constitutional formula which, could achieve agreement of all the communities. The committee presented its report, which is known as Nehru Report in the history of the freedom movement. According to the provision of this report, Hindus by virtue of their overwhelming majority could dominate all other communities. Mr. Jinnah rejected this report and presented his Fourteen Points formula instead. All India Christian Conference along with other minorities also rejected this report expressing their disbelief in Hindu
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Attack on Churches in Youhanabad, Lahore, Pakistan
Two Suicide bombers blew themselves up
in the premises of Christ Church and
St. John’s Church Youhanabad, Lahore.
The bombers were said to be between 16-
17 years old who tried to enter the
churches but were stopped by two
Christian volunteers. One suicide bomber
was handed over to the Police but he blew
himself up in the premises. The other
bomber who also had a gun, was stopped
forcefully by a volunteer guard, but he also
blew himself along with the volunteer,
killing 17 people on the spot, whereas
more than 70were injured. However, the
seriously injured men, women and
children are still hanging between life and
death at various hospitals in Lahore.
The bomb blasts were so powerful that
they shook the whole area, broke window
panes and left behind blood, bodies, and
empty shoes all around the churches
This incident was highly condemned by
the Christian and Muslim community
leaders across the board and the
Government was condemned for not
providing appropriate security to the
vulnerable Christian minorities.
The Sunday attacks on the churches at
Lahore were the worst on the Christian
community since a devastating September
2013 double suicide bombing at the All
Saints’ Church, Peshawar that killed 99
women and children and 143 people of all
ages were injured, and the Diocese of
Peshawar is still looking after the grieved
families and is running all kinds of
rehabilitation programmes for the injured.
The Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters and
the Diocese of Peshawar have very
strongly condemned these attacks. A three
day mourning has also been announced to
show solidarity with affectees of the
Attack on All Saints' Church, inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar City
The Rt Rev Humphrey S. Peters, Peshawar has condemned the suicide attack on All Saint's Church and expressed his condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones. He said that attack on All Saint's Church is the total failure of the new Government of KPK and government has failed to provide security to the minorities in Khayber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar Pakistan. He appealed to the all Chirsitan Community in Pakistan and around the world to pray for the affected families.
All Saints' Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today. As the Sunday Service ended and the people came out of the Church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people. According to the media more than 60 people were killed and more than 135 are injured. The number of dead is expected to rise. Media channels are reporting that the hospitals are overwhelmed with the numbers of the injured. As I spoke to one of a perish member in All Saints' Church, he said he has lost his aunty and nephew in this attack. According to those we have spoken to, among the dead were a number of Sunday School children and Choir members of the Church who were all in the Church compund at the moment of the blasts..
A very sad news, Church burned in Mardan
Friday, 21 September 2012: The Protest against the Blasphemous film in Pakistan turned into violence, The protestors marched the Mall Road and burnt the St. Paul’s Church and broke furniture and all other things inside the Church, including the holy books.
The St. Paul’s Church, Christian Library and St. Paul's School belong to the Diocese Diocese of Peshawar - Church of Pakistan are situated in the heart of the Mardan Cantonment. The extremists/violet protestors entered into the Church and burnt not only the Church but also the school, the library, the vicarage and two other houses inside the premises. The residents inside the premises ran for their lives using the back gate of the compound. Please pray for the families who are suffereing from this brutal attack.
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Bishop Humphrey S. Peters, Bishop of Peshawar
(Khyber Pakhtukhawa & FATA), Church of Pakistan
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Bishop Humphrey along with other Priests leading the Ascension Day Service, at St. Augustine's Church, Kohat.