I am sure all of you are well aware that Pakistan is going through a very difficult time for the past couple years as religiously motivated violence has become very common. Our mosques, churches, schools, army, police and many other public places have been bombed by the terrorists. The most recent such barbaric attack took place in two Church in Yuhannabad, Lahore in which 7 Muslims and 18 Christians lost their lives. The entire nation is in great shock.
URI Pakistan is very active in promoting peace, acceptance of each other and unity.
We are making every effort possible to raise our voices for peace and interfaith harmony in Pakistan. It posses big challenges but we have vowed to keep on working for this noble mission. Here are some photos of the Universal Peace and Harmony Conference in Islamabad, 29 March, 2015, organized by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Grand Imam of Badshahi Mosque, Lahore. The Federal Minsiter of Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf was the Chief Guest.
In this conference several URI Members participated in along with the entire of URI Regional Office in Lahore, Fr James Channan, Sr Sabina Rifat, Ms. Tanseen Saeed, Yuel Bhatti, Maulalana Abdul Khabir Azaz, former Global Trustee, CC Cooridnators: Mr. Husnain Gillani, Allama G.R. Chishti, Rev. Dr. Marqus Fida. There is a great press coverage of this event. May Peace Prevail in Pakistan!
fr James Channan OP
URI Regional Coordinator Pakistan