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Pakistan: ‘I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused of blasphemy’

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“In jail, we were tortured. The officers told my husband that if he did not confess, they would rape me in front of him, and so he confessed, even though we were both innocent.”

In Pakistan, most Christians are relegated to lowliest, demeaning jobs

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“In 27 years of service, I have observed that they prefer Christians only as sweepers not as managers. This prejudice runs deep in society even among those educated.”

Pastor, champion of persecuted Christians, is murdered in Pakistan

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Pastor Silraj lost his son-in-law in the All Saints’ Church attack and afterwards committed his ministry to reaching out to survivors.

Christians in India seek protection from Hindutva government

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“As long as the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] remains in the government, Christians will face high levels of injustice and persecution.”

New religious body adds to Islamization in Pakistan

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“The Prime Minister wants the RAA to formulate an intellectual response to blasphemous acts in the West. A perfect response would be to discourage people from taking the law into their own hands and to punish others without a fair trial.”

Emergency Aid for Priests, Catechists and Needy Families Affected by the Pandemic in Pakistan

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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic – not least economically. The consequences have fallen particularly hard on the …

Pakistan: plea to government to end forced marriage and conversion of women and girls

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Christian and Hindu girls are particularly vulnerable, as they are targeted to be forcibly converted to Islam and have far less social and legal backing.

In Pakistan, Christians are ‘the poorest of the poor’

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“The main challenge for Christians is education, otherwise they will not have the means to lift themselves out of poverty.”

Taliban rule in Afghanistan poses a threat to Pakistan’s Christians

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“Such attacks on churches and minority communities illustrate that Pakistan has always been receptive to fundamentalism.”

Taliban-linked threat in Pakistan: churches increase security

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“Now that the Taliban are back, it will strengthen Islamist groups and so there could be attacks.”

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