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A Christian couple were burnt alive by the Kiln Owner and Enraged Mob on 4th Nov, 2014 . Shahzed Masih and His wife Shama Bibi were the resident of Chack-No-59 near Kot Rada kishan .
Shahzad took the loan from the Kiln owner and started working with his family in the Kiln of Muhammad Yousaf Gujjar. However on 3rd Nov, 2014 at night the announcement was made from different mosques in Kasur district that Shahzed Masih and Shama Bibi have torn the pages of Quran and they have committed Blasphemy against the Koran.

Pakistan jointly celebrated the International Peace Day in Sacred Heart Parish Sahiwal. Fr. Raphael Mehnga led the event and offered prayers for the peace in whole world. SundaySchools kids sung the peace Songs and made the Peace sign.

It's World Refugee Day and today the UN reported that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people.
Please pray today for all the families who've been forced to leave their homes with nothing, in fear for their lives.

 Growing up as a member of the Christian minority in Pakistan, I have often observed how the laws provide inadequate protection for our community, and those inadequacies have dramatically increased. Another incident of vandalism and madness against Christians over allegations of blasphemy has resulted in the burning of houses and more injured innocents. The list of persecutions against minorities in Pakistan is endless and horrible, as I have often witnessed first hand.

One such ruthless incident happened in Joseph Colony, a Christian enclave southwest of Lahore, where a mob set fire to hundreds of homes and two churches on March 9 last year after rumors spread that a young Christian had insulted the Prophet Mohammed. Police officer Multan Khan said the incident started on a Friday when a young Muslim man accused Sawan Masih of committing blasphemy.

People long for peace says cross border peace activist Fr Joe Kalathil SJ. Joe narrates his hope filled experience of travel in Pakistan to Victor Edwin SJ.

I went to Lahore, Pakistan, in November, 2012. The purpose of my visit was to establish people to people contact between Indians and Pakistanis. First step was to help both the people of India and Pakistan to abandon the ‘inimical attitude’ they have for one another and start thinking of building bridges not walls between them. This people to people contact was initiated through the senior school students. I took with me 35 letters from 35 Indian students, addressed to ‘unknown friends of Pakistan. In Pakistan I spoke to the students of five schools in Lahore and brought back 92 letters for their Indian friends! A beautiful miracle! Not only students, the teachers also joined in this movement. Some of the trade union activists from Lahore also extended their co-operation for this movement. The positive response I received from the people of Pakistan to this plan was much beyond my expectations.

It is to inform you that due to some reason the Seminar on "Rights of Christians in Pakistan" is been cancelled and is also informed that the upcoming activities of CYDM (Christian Youth Development Movement) are also stopped for an unknown period of time. As soon there will be any update regarding the activities of CYDM you will be notified.

Stay Blessed!

Best Regards,

Shamiel Saleem


Christian Youth Development Movement

                 - Shamiel Saleem

Christian Youth Development Movement (CYDM) and International Christian Concern (ICC) visited an Orphanage Home for Girls called "ABBA HOME" situated in Youhanabad (Lahore – Pakistan) on 27th October 2013 (Sunday) at 12:00 pm. Abba Home is place where 35 orphan Christian girls are being raised with all the basic needs and facilities needed by any normal growing up girl.

These girls get education, food, recreational facilities, religious education, awareness on child rights and how to live as responsible citizens knowing their rights and responsibilities towards society; they are being empowered and build capacities from the beginning so they can live a healthy strong life being a girl/woman.