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Diocese of Peshawar continues reconciliation work in schools and at peace conference

The united Church of Pakistan’s Diocese of Peshawar is celebrating two decades of work promoting interfaith harmony in its schools.

27 February 2019

“Proclaim the gospel boldly” – Bishop of Lahore tells Pakistan mission conference

Bishop Irfan Jamil has stressed the need to “proclaim the gospel boldly” as the first of five components for Christian life and witness.

23 February 2018

Religious leaders emphasise interfaith harmony for “guaranteed long-term peace”

Interfaith and religious harmony is essential to bring about “guaranteed long-term peace and stability” in Pakistan, senior faith leaders said.

01 June 2017

Secretary General briefs Bishops of Pakistan during three day retreat in England

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has told the Church of Pakistan it has something to offer to the Communion because of its experience of being a minority church in a Muslim Country.  

22 March 2017

Archbishop Justin Welby meets Pakistan terror victims

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has made a solidarity visit to Pakistan to meet victims of anti-Christian terror attacks. 

21 November 2016

Church of Pakistan remembers its martyrs

The Church of Pakistan has designated 22 September – the anniversary of the 2013 attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar – as the Day of the Christian Martyrs in Pakistan.

18 October 2016

Security guard dies foiling Peshawar terror attack

A security guard at a church in a Christian colony in Peshawar foiled a major terror attack this morning; before being killed in a subsequent gun-battle.

02 September 2016

Bishop laments murder of minister for religious minorities

A Pakistani provincial government minister for minority religious affairs has been shot and killed in the northwest of the country. Sardar Soran Singh was a member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly; holding one of the seats reserved for religious minorities. He was the Chief Minister's special advisor on minorities affairs.

04 May 2016

Terror attacks spark school security review

Security forces in Pakistan have conducted a full-scale security exercise at a Peshawar Diocese school following terrorist attacks at other educational institutions in the area. The exercise was part of a general review of security at schools which has seen 230 educational facilities closed because of inadequate security.

16 February 2016

Pakistan "under the terrible grip of terrorism"

The Bishop of Peshawar has said that Pakistanis are living “under the terrible grip of terrorism” and urged world-wide prayer for his country after the latest terror attack this morning left 19 people dead and 17 injured. 

20 January 2016