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On Sunday 15th March 2015, Wanstead Baptist Church will learn about the roots of Christianity in Pakistan and the current persecution and discrimination that has left the majority of Pakistani Christians, impoverished, illiterate and vulnerable.  The service which was the idea of Reverend David Morgan, leader of the church who wanted to learn more about the suffering of brothers and sisters in Pakistan.  He called Wilson Chowdhry our chairman, who in true fashion organised a series of must-see services at the church.The morning service is a traditional Christian service focused on persecution.  A talk by Wilson Chowdhry will describe the…

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Angelique Pervez a Local Christian women with a Bollywoood Dance school led a Bollywood performance at our Christmas Festival. Redbridge Easter Parade and Festival celebrates its 3rd Anniversary this year!  Although not normally a well celebrated in our usual spirit of enthusiasm we remind our readers that Jesus rose on the 3rd day, so for us at least this anniversary has significant value. Support is growing for the event and for the first time ever we were invited to speak about the event at a Ilford Town Centre Churches meeting.  All the members welcomed us and Chairman of the group…

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Young children of all shapes and sizes are developing their gymnastics and dance skills, whilst losing weight and improving their overall health. “Lean and Keen” project led by the British Pakistani Christian Association provides opportunity for fun physical exercise to the deprived children of Loxford and Clementswood ward, Ilford.  Current classes for street dance led by Pioneer Dance are held every Friday at Clementswood Community Centre from 5pm, and Gymnastics classes led by local Gym instructor Stephanie Thomas are held on Fridays at Uphall School.  The courses are free and are being funded through London Catalyst and London Community Foundation,…

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Image from Redbridge Easter Parade 2014 – a Christian event attended by people of all faiths! British Pakistani Christian Association is calling on churches across Redbridge to join us for a celebration of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Monday 6th April 2015. The regular celebration celebrates its own 3rd anniversary this year and we hope to make the event more inclusive of Redbridge/London and wider churches and Christian groups. The event had a huge attendance last year and we are looking for Christian performers, choirs, Sunday School performances, Testimonies, Easter messages and much more, so that visitors can learn…

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Image of Redbridge Easter Parade 2013 Following a consultation with several churches the BPCA has booked the 23rd and 24th December 2014 as a potential two day Christmas Festival.  We hope with the support of local churches to make the event one that reaches out to the community and shares the joy of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We would like to hold a planning meeting at 7pm, on Tuesday 18th December 2014 and invite Churches and Christian groups from Redbridge and East London to come and join us.  The venue will be the Clementswood Community…

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Wilson Chowdhry  PC Saeed, PC Saleem  with the bags of cannabis. Please support the work of the BPCA Community Centre by donating via our local giving page, donations of a tenner will be doubled until the end of January (Click here) Today we (BPCA) received a call at our community centre from concerned resident of Clementswood Ward, who expressed great anxiety at 16 bags of Cannabis that had been dumped before a property on Gordon Road, Ilford. The resident was concerned about the full bags of Cannabis that were being collected by a number  of vehicles and individuals, who seemed to…

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The BPCA has a long-standing relationship with many community groups in Redbridge and in particular Wilson Chowdhry, Reverend Jonathan Evans and  Dancer Latasha Sinclair Please support the work of the BPCA Community Centre by donating via our local giving page, donations of a tenner will be doubled until the end of January (Click here) Anti-knife UK who we helped develop their constitution and taught through the process of how to open a community account. It was with great pleasure that we accepted an invitation to speak at their first ever memorial service for victims of knife crime, at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd…

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Some of the few remains of the unfortunate martyrs Shahzad and Shama (RIP). Evangelical Christians call on Westminster to take action against Pakistan for summary execution of Pakistani Christians Describing the burning to death of a young Christian man and his pregnant wife in a brick kiln in Pakistan as “barbaric”, the Evangelical Alliance wants all Christians to sign a petition and come out and support a rally outside 10 Downing Street. On 4th November 2014, 26-year-old Shahzad Masih and his 24-year-old wife Shama Bibi who, was four months pregnant, were beaten, tortured and burned alive in the fiery furnace of a…

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Police stood back and watched while Shahzad and Shama were killed. A failed Government cover up dispels the myth that they desire reform. Image of the brick kiln where Shahzad and Shama were roasted alive. More details are emerging about the beating and incineration of a young Christian couple in eastern Punjab last week (4th November 2014), including information from their distraught 6 year old son.  The information from relatives of the victims may also explain some of the contradictory accounts. The victims, Shahzad and Shama, were a young couple in their mid -twenties, originally from a Christian village, Clarkabad where,…

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LAHORE: Hear  Wilson Chowdhry’s Premier Christian news interview (click here) Protest outside 10 Downing Street next Saturday 22nd November 2014 from 11:00 – 13:00. (click here) Sign our petition (click here) Today (4th November) at 7:00am, a Christian couple Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi who was 4 months pregnant, were burned alive in an extra-judicial killing for an blasphemy.  The incident occurred  at the brick Kiln of Yousaf Gujjar a Muslim landowner in Kasur (near Lahore).  44 culprits including Mr Gujjar have been arrested on charges of murder. We set the facts out for you below as reported by Muhammad Rafique. The couple worked at the brick…

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