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Image:  One of our volunteers distributes food, while others locate the correctly labelled gifts with Christmas cards, Christmas crackers and other gifts. Homeless and economically deprived people in Ilford received a Christmas boost on 16th December, when our official celebration of Christ’s birth took place. Hot turkey meals, with roast potatoes were provided, and vegetarian meals were given to visitors with gravy and other sauces provided in small pots, so that meals could be individualized to meet specific desires. The meals were given in boxes with encouraging Bible verses written on to each lid and each visitor received, drinks, some…

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Image: Javaid Sadiq After a grating 9 years waiting for asylum in Thailand a disabled Pak-Christian finally finds refuge in Canada. In 2014, the family fled to Thailand to escape persecution, after Javaid Sadiq (40 yrs) and Pervais Sadiq (43 yrs) two brothers, were accused of blasphemy. Both men had been working in a stitching factory in Karachi and identified that a Muslim supervisor was stealing garments from their employer. When one brother approached the supervisor and asked him to stop stealing the brothers found themselves accused of insulting Muhammed. Both brothers faced beatings, avoided arrest, while being shunted between…

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Image:  Two car batteries and a 12v – 220v inverter that power lights and sound equipment in Pastor Vasilev’s Church at Odessa, Ukraine. British Asian Christian Association has been providing a regular gift to a church in Ukraine since the outbreak of war with Russia on 24th February 2022 (click here). We also sponsored work with Ukrainian asylum seekers in Moldova (click here). In July we shared details of how Pastor Vasilevwas running daily services to reach souls, during unceasing war in Ukraine (click here) We wrote last month explaining our desire to increase our effort in Ukraine to help…

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Last week we looked back at nearly 3 years of our  Meals for the Needy Project that provides hot meals and a food bank for visitors to Clementswood Community Centre, in Ilford.  You can read our report (here) Young Willow Chowdhry (12 yrs), has taken over from her sister Hannah (18 yrs) as one of the coordinators of our Meals for the Needy Project. Every week, she sets up food tables, helps to organise the queue outside the Centre and she has recently been interviewing some of the visitors, to gauge how successful our services have been. Here is a…

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Image:  The family of Danish Masih – please help us bail out this young family and others before Christmas. Royal Thai Police have begun  the first national crackdown on illegal immigrants since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown (click here). During one raid Police arrested 6 Pak-Christian Asylum Seekers including a girl aged 11.  The mother of the 11 year old has reached out to British Asian Christian Association, to seek help with removal of her child from the Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre. Frightened asylum seekers cease black-market work and isolate themselves in grubby undersized condos, suffering even harder economic poverty as…

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Islamabad’s  Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)  have bulldozed 115 houses of Christian slum dwellers of Nawaz Sharif Colony at H-9/2 Islamabad Authorities left all Muslims houses in the same slum untouched while targeting the homes of deprived Christian sewage, drainage and domestic cleaning workers. During the operation, demolition workers stole woven charpai (rope beds), blankets, kitchen utensils and other valuable items. Officers have told Christian leaders they plan to resume the operation immediately after Christmas. Over 115 families have been forced to live in tents, and other make-shift homes in the bitter cold of Islamabad’s winter.…

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BACA celebrated the birthday of Sonia (12 yrs) one of the orphaned children of Shama and Shahzad, slaves who were burned alive in a brick kiln in 2014.  Read more (here). The enslaved couple were accused of blasphemy by the accountant of their master who had raped Shama and wanted to escape conviction. The accountant  persuaded local mosques to foment a mob to kill them, resulting in over 5000 people beating them, breaking bones, raping Shama in front of her husband, before dragging the naked couple behind a tractor and throwing them in a brick kiln alive. BACA has provided…

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By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry A French Magazine concerned about the treatment of Christians in Pakistan submitted some questions to us.  You can read the actual article, which converts into several languages (click here).  Our full response can be read below: Christians are persecuted in Pakistan, like Hindus or Ahmadis… But are they proportionally more persecuted than other communities? There is no simple answer to this question unfortunately. Figures from the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) recorded that 537 persons were accused under blasphemy laws during 1986-2015, 633 (47%) were Muslims, 494 were Ahmadi (37%), 187 were…

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Badil Masih was killed at 10 years of age after being sodomized by his Muslim employers, his mother fought for justice but eventually caved in to threats and ceased a murder trial (click here).   Months later Sahrifah Bibi died and left behind her son Soojal who was 8 years old, extremely distraught and confused (click here). It took months to locate him but BACA did not give up and found him being passed around between uncles, and made to work for his upkeep (click here). BACA struggled with them and gained permission to admit soojal to a primary school near…

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An independent report on the clashes between Muslim and Hindu Youth in Leicester during August 2022, states that misinformation  has stirred up anti-Hindu sentiment and placed Hindu Communities under threat. The report castigates mainstream media for reliance on two of the Muslim influencers who have spewed the false information about widescale Hindutva (Hindu fascism) amongst Leicester’s youth, ‘perpetuating the threat against the Hindu community’  The report also debunks accusations  that Hindu youth had  links to hardline political group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) despite numerous social media inputs by Muslims who wanted to fan the flames of hate.   The author suggests…

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