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In ‘China’s Jerusalem’, Christians say faith trumps official Sunday School ban

A room that used to house Sunday School classes is pictured at a church in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Shepherd WENZHOU, China: When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday School earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible, reported Reuters….

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Christmas: Film stars greet Christian community

LAHORE: Film stars Resham, Saima and senior film director Hassan Askari have congratulated Christian community on Christmas. Talking to state news agency here on Saturday, they said that all Pakistanis were sharing the happy movements of X-mas with their Christian brothers and sisters. They said that Islam is a religion of love and brotherhood and…

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Video: New CCTV footage shows brave police officer battling militant

QUETTA: A new CCTV footage shows a brave police officer battling the militant who conducted an attack on Christians in Quetta, on Sunday. From the CCTV footage one can make out the police officer firing his gun from behind a tree without caring for his own life as he attempts to stop the militants dead…

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‘We are one’: Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump’s Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM: Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.  It was a timely reminder that while headlines focused on Islamist calls for uprisings and Trump’s references to…

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably not for 2 years

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem would probably not take place for at least two years. “This is not something that is going to happen this year or probably not next year, but the president does want us to move in a very…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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Hundreds of religiously motivated killings, assaults, riots reported in India: US 2016 Report

WASHINGTON: There were reports of hundreds of religiously motivated killings and assaults across India , including an increase in violent incidents by cow protection groups against mostly Muslims victims, according to the latest annual report issued by the US State Department. According to the 2016 International Religious Freedom report, groups most frequently targeted in India…

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Pakistani Christians sing national song and netizens are loving it

Talented Christian artists have joined hands to sing a national song as Pakistan prepares to mark the country’s 70th Independence Day on August 14.  The song, shared by Facebook page Counter Narrative yesterday, has been commended by netizens for beautiful voices and production quality. “That’s a far better version of tribute than coke studio’s national…

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Interior ministry announces holiday on Monday for Christians

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry announced optional holiday on April 17 (Monday) for Christian community as day after Easter. According to Interior Ministry notification on Friday, the holiday was announced in view of Easter and would be availed by Christians working in governmental and non-governmental organizations of the country. The decision of holiday was taken on…

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Christians across world celebrating Christmas

KARACHI: The Christian community is celebrating Christmas across the world today to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (AS). The Christians in Pakistan will also celebrate their religious festival with traditional enthusiasm. Special services will be held in churches across the country, and prayers will be offered for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan….

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PM Sharif wishes Christians Merry Christmas

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has wished the Christians living in Pakistan and across the world a ‘Merry Christmas’ and appreciated the patriotism and dedicated role of minorities’ communities in Pakistan for peace, development and prosperity of the country. “I am immensely happy to note that minorities in Pakistan are actively contributing to the…

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US decries IS ‘genocide’ of Christians, Shias, Yazidis

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday denounced the “genocide” carried out by the Islamic State group against Christians, Shias and Yazidis, as the State Department unveiled its somber annual report on religious freedom around the world. In its comprehensive look at the situation in more than 200 countries in 2015, the State Department said non-state…

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Christians, Muslims to mourn murdered French priest

PARIS: Muslim and Christian groups will hold vigils for a French priest murdered by jihadists Saturday, as authorities charged a man in connection with the brutal church attack that rocked the nation. A shellshocked France is still coming to terms with the jihadist murder of a priest at his altar that has sparked fears of…

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Jews, Christians, Hindus, others attend Iftar at Pakistan Embassy

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is playing a leading role in the United Nations to build consensus on religious tolerance, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Jalil Abbas Jilani said at an inter-faith gathering, and called for a universal acceptance of the human rights to address religious intolerance. Speaking at an inter-faith Iftar dinner arranged at the Pakistan…

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Bilawal condemns inhuman torture on two Christians

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned “inhuman torture” by Lahore police on two members of Christian community and made it clear that PPP won’t tolerate any form of inhuman torture against anybody. “We are torchbearers of struggle for human rights in Pakistan and any inhuman treatment or torture to fellow citizens will be…

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Christians warns govt against demolition of Lahore churches

Hundreds of Christians took to the streets in Lahore on Tuesday to protest a proposed demolition of two  churches to make way for under-construction Orange Line Train project. Watch details in our report.

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Govt committed for equal rights of all communities: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reiterated that the government is committed to ensure that all the communities in Pakistan enjoy equal rights irrespective of their beliefs. “My government is committed to safeguard the fundamental rights, safety, honour, life and property of all minority communities in the country,” the Prime Minister said in a…

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Bilawal felicitates Christians on Easter

  KARACHI Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended felicitations to Christian community of Pakistan and all over the world on their religious festival Easter. Bilawal Bhutto, in a statement issued here on Saturday, reiterated the commitment of the party for equal rights to all religious minority communities as protected in the…

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Christians to observe Good Friday tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Like other parts of the world, the Christian community living in Pakistan will observe Good Friday tomorrow on Mar 25 to commemorate crucifixion of Jesus Christ two days before Easter. Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith as they believe that Jesus came back to life, or…

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The City of Heritage

Written By: Hammad Shakil Heritage is considered an asset in both, the third world and civilized societies. Living in the metropolitan city -Karachi, I am proud that it is the seventh largest city in the world, with many heritage sites located in different parts of the city. Most societies give value to their heritage and old…

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ATC indicts 20 accused in Youhanabad lynching case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday indicted 20 men in connection with the lynching of two persons to death after Youhanabad church bombings. The police produced all 20-accused before ATC-I Judge Muhammad Qasim in strict security.  The court indicted the accused but all of them pleaded not guilty and contended to contest the charges….

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