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Conference on Christian Theology, witness and practice in the context of Islam and Pakistan: Promoting understanding and discipleship.
26th Oct 2027
On 22nd October,2023 Christian Study Center organized a conference on Christian Theology, witness and practice in the context of Islam and Pakistan: Promoting understanding and discipleship at CSC Rawalpindi. 35 participants from different churches and organizations participated in this conference.
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Celebration of International Women’s Day.2024 by Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan
11th Mar 2024
Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan organized International Women’s Day,2024 at Pak Arab Housing Society Ferozepur Road Lahore. COPE Pakistan CC, Golden Star CC and Lahore, Pakistan CC coordinators and their CCs members participated in the IWD,2024 at the Peace Center. More than 130 women, girls participated from all walks of life and they celebrated International Women’s Day, 2024
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Holy Father appointed the Reverend Msgr. Germano Penemote, Nunciature Counsellor, as Apostolic Nuncio in Pakistan
9th Jan 2024
Fr. James Channan OP Director Peace Center Lahore paid a meeting to Nunciature Counselor Reverend Msgr. Germano Penemote and presented flowers to with His Excellency, Msgr. Germano Penemote, as appointed, Apostolic Nuncio / Ambassador of the Holy See in Pakistan with his staff Mr. Asher Nazir Executive Secretary Peace Center and Ms. Neelam Nisair Program Manager Peace Center.
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Masterson Anne Country Director Norwegian Church Aid NCA Pakistan visited Peace Center Lahore
9th Jan 2024
As minorities of Pakistan, we are facing many issues as discrimination, force marriages, force conversion, religious terrorism and religiously motivated violence, blasphemy laws and with it we have not equal rights in Pakistan.
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Interfaith Christmas Celebration at Peace Center Lahore
23rd Dec 2023
Peace Center Lahore organized annual Interfaith Christmas Celebration on 23rd December,2023 at Peace Center with the people of different religions. It was to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ – the Prince of Peace. In this gathering more than 100 delegates Christan, Musli, Hindu and Sikh religions participated Passage from the Gospel of St Luke about the birth was read, Christmas Carrols were sung,
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Interfaith Christmas Celebration, 2023 at President House Islamabad, Pakistan
22nd Dec 2023
President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi cutting Christmas Cake at President’s House Islamabad along with prominent religious from Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Baha’i religions. Beautiful example and fruit of Interreligious Dialogue in Pakistan.
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University of Punjab organized a conference on International Human Right Day,2023 at Lahore, Pakistan
14th Dec 2023
On December 9, 2023 Punjab University Department of Gender Studies in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan organized an awareness and sensitization seminar on the topic UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Gender Equality and awareness to end violence against women at Al Raazi Hall Punjab University Lahore.
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University of Punjab organized a conference on International Human Right Day at Lahore, Pakistan
12th Dec 2023
On 9th of December 2023, Punjab University Department of Gender Studies in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan organized an awareness and sensitization seminar on the topic UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Gender Equality and awareness to end violence against wome
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Interfaith Harmony Conference in Lahore
9th Dec 2023
On Dec 3,2023 Hafiz Tahir Mehmood, Chairman Pakistan Ulama Council organized grand interfaith harmony conference at Lahore and in this conference 200 Sikh pilgrims / Yatri along with Sardar Jitander Singh and Sardar Khosindar Singh Bhattia participated from India. Distinguished speakers emphasized these values at the Interfaith Harmony Conference.
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Hindu Diwali celebrated by interfaith leaders at Lahore, Pakistan
17th Nov 2023
Diwali, the festival of lights, joy, prosperity and happiness. It is a five-day long celebration that commences with Dhanteras and ends with Bhaiya Dooj. The festival of Diwali is celebrated on the darkest night of the year in the Hindu month of Kartik. This festival is being celebrated on Kartik Amavasya. People celebrate this festival with great grandeur and enthusiasm and enjoy it with their family, friends and relatives.
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Holy See visited Badshahi |Mosque
13th Nov 2023
On 9th November,2023 His Grace Archbishop Germano Penemote visited Badshahi Mosque Lahore along with Archbishop Sebastian Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore, Archbishop Bishop Joseph Arshad, Archbishop of Islamabad/ Rawalpindi, Bishop Indrias Rehmat, Bishop of Faisalabad,
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German Delegation from MISSIO visited Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan
10th Nov 2023
prominent religious leaders and Promoters of Interfaith harmony and Peace from different religions warmly welcomed the German delegation and they shared the impacts, challenges, opportunities and how they are promoting peace and interfaith harmony among the people of different religions in Pakistan.
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S.P Singha Award,2023 at Governor House Lahore, Punjab
12th Oct 2023
On 9th October, 2023 the ceremony of S.P Dewan Bahadur Singha Award.2023 organized by Mr. Samuel Payara Chairman Implementation of Minority Rights Forum (IMRF) at the Governor's House on Monday. Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman was the chief guest of the award ceremony of S.P Singha award.
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Conference on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,2023 Fostering Interfaith Harmony: A Catalyst for Peace and Progress
12th Oct 2023
Superior University Lahore organized a conference on UN SDGs with the title of Fostering Interfaith Harmony: A Catalyst for Peace and Progress on 12 October,2023 in Lahore.
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Rights of Non-Muslims 'Seerat Conference Rahmat-ul-Alameen (PBUH) for the Worlds
5th Oct 2023
Pakistan Ulema Council Pakistan and International Interfaith Harmony Council Organized “Rights of Non-Muslims in an Islamic State” on 1st of October, 2023 at the celebration of the birth of Muhammad – the Prophet of Islam. This conference was organized in the Alhamara Hall Lahore. Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi was the Chief Organizer.
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Faith Leaders Join Hands with Minhaj-ul-Quran International to Condemn Jaranwala Incident
2nd Oct 2023
In a sequence to this, Directorate of Interfaith Relations organised a Condemnation Reference at the Central Secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) on 20th September 2023. Different faith leaders, religious scholars and representatives from various walks of life attended it.
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International Day of Peace,2023
29th Sep 2023
UN International Day of Peace with the theme “ACTIONS FOR PEACE” celebrated at Peace Center in Lahore. On 21 September,2023 Peace Center organized the UN International Day of Peace ,2023 with the theme of “ACTIONS FOR PEACE”. In this conference believers of different religions; Christianity, Islam and Sikhism participated at Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan.
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Peace Conference on the incident of Jaranwala by Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan
1st Sep 2023
On 23rd August,2023 Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan organized Peace Conference about Jaranwala incident with interfaith leaders at Mansoorah, Lahore. Suraj ul Haq ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan was Chief guest in this is Peace Conference. Many prominent interfaith leaders were present in this conference as Fr. Pascal Paulus OP Prior Vice Provincial Ibn-e-Mariam Vice Province Pakistan,
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The National Minorityy Day,2023 organized by Provincial Secretariat of Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Punjab
18th Aug 2023
Mr. Asher Nazir Executive Secretary Peace Center Lahore received Ambassador of Peace Award,2023 from Social Welfare Department Government of Punjab, Pakistan
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National Minority Day, 2023
17th Aug 2023
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and Peace Center Peace Center Lahore organized 7th convention on National Minorities’ Day, in Lahore, emphasizing the importance of political parties fulfilling their commitments to minorities’ rights as outlined in their manifestos. The convention aimed to emphasize Pakistan’s commitment to religious freedom, tolerance, and equal rights, echoing Quaid-e-Azam’s
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Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad and Interfaith leaders condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden
10th Aug 2023
1st August,2023 Majlis Ulema Pakistan and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Harmony Organized a protest and condemnation demonstration against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden was held at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, lead by the Ambassador of Peace Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Pakistan Khatib and...
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One -Day Conference on Protection of Minority Rights in Pakistan by Peace Center Lahore
23rd Jun 2023
Peace Center Lahore organized one day conference on 19 June 2023 in Peace Center Lahore, and the title of the conference was the Implementation of the Landmark Judgement of the Supreme Court of Pakistan PLDSC 699, 19 June 2014, “Protection for the Rights of Minorities in Pakistan”. For this conference there was special collaboration of IMRF
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Fr. James Channan OP meets Mr. Shahadat Awan Federal State Minister of Law and Justice Government of Pakistan
14th May 2023
On 1 st September, 2022 Fr. James Channan OP visited the Federal State Ministry of Law and Justice and met to Mr. Shahadat Awan Federal State Minister of Law and Justice at Islamabad, Pakistan. In this meeting he gave the introduction of Peace Center and shared the activities, national and international event, programs, trainings and workshops for the promotion of peace and interfaith harmony in Pakistan.
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Annual Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Alvin Robert Cornelius Conference
13th May 2023
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial addressing the Annual Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Alin Robert Cornelius Conference on “Privileges of the Religious Minorities in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Implementation Minority Rights Forum (IMRF) organized Annual Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Alvin Robert Cornelius Conference
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Christian Youth Faith Formation Programs
27th Apr 2023
Peace Center Lahore organized Christian Youth Faith Formation Program on 25th April,2023 at Lahore. 45 Christian youth participated from the different location of Lahore. Fr. James Channan OP Director of Peace Center Lahore was the host and he warmly welcomed to Christian youth in Christian Youth Faith formation program.
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Meeting with Mr. Ashan Raza Shah Ambassador of Pakistan in Qatar
21st Apr 2023
At the invitation of His Excellency, Ahsan Raza Shah, Ambassador of Pakistan to Qatar, Embassy of Pakistan, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Fr James Channan and Allama Ahsan Siddiqui visit him in the Embassy. Situation of the grave need of interfaith dialogue as well as its growth and challenges were shared with the Ambassador. Mt. Raza Shah was very happy to receive this delegation and thanked them for representing Pakistan in the Doha conference. Fr James Channan presented his book “Path of Love” to the Ambassador.
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Activate the Divine Spark in the Hearts of Humanity
14th Apr 2023
Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan organized the program of Symphony of Peace Prayers, 2022 to celebrate The Fuji Declaration which was launched in May 2015 during a grand inauguration ceremony at Fuji Sanctuary in Japan.
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Fr. James Channan OP received appreciation Award from Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Governor of the Punjab at Governor House Punjab, Pakistan.
14th Apr 2023
Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman gave appreciation awards to human rights activists from across the country on behalf of the Pakistan Christian Council International (PCCI) during a ceremony at the Darbar Hall of the Governor’s House.
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Interfaith Christmas Celebration at Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan
14th Apr 2023
On 20 th December, 2022 Peace Center organized a beautiful program with the title of Interfaith Christmas Celebration with the people of different religions at Lahore, Pakistan.Many people from different religions participate in this program and they shared love, gifts and joy with one another and together they celebrated Christmas celebration.
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IRF Roundtable Pakistan Delegation Awards Ceremony in Washington DC
10th Feb 2023
WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, February 5, 2024 / EINPresswire.com / -- Title: IRF Roundtable Delegation from Pakistan Represents Country with Pride at 2024 Summit
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International Religious Freedom, 2023 in USA
8th Feb 2023
Fr James Channan has also been invited for several international conference in Qatar, Dubai, Guatemala and for the Summit of International Religious Freedom (IRF) in Washington DC on 30-31 January, 2023. He was invited as special guest at the Summit in Washington DC by International Religious Freedom (IRF) and with it he also invited at the National Prayer Breakfast on 2nd of February, 2023 in which President of America,
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Fr. James Channan OP presented his book Path of Love to Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Speaker of National Assembly Pakistan
30th Jan 2023
On 25th January,2023 Fr. James Channan OP Director Peace Center Lahore met to formal Prime Minister and Speaker of National Assembly in Islamabad and presented his book Path of Love: A Call for Interfaith Harmony. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is a Pakistani politician, businessman and agriculturist who is the Speaker of the National Assembly Pakistan. He served as the 19th prime minister of Pakistan from 22 June 2012 until completing his designated term on 16 March 2013. He has also served as the Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an anti-establishment coalition of political parties in Pakistan.
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International Interfaith Peace Conference in Islamabad
28th Jan 2023
President of Pakistan and all representatives themselves for the noble cause of peace and harmony in the world At the initiative of the Grand Imam of the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, International Interfaith Peace Conference was organized at the local hotel in Islamabad on 25th of January, 2023. His Excellency, Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan was th Chief Guest, Dr. Andrea
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International Human Right Day,2022
20th Dec 2022
Human Right Chair of Punjab University and Christian Care Foundation Pakistan organized a conference on International Human Right Day,2022. Fr. James Channan OP was Chief guest in the conference by Punjab University of Pakistan. In this conference more than 100 university students and the representatives of civil societies were present. On this International Human Right Day, 2022
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PINKRIBBON Women Awareness Seminar on Breast Cancer
8th Dec 2022
Pink Ribbon Women Awareness Seminar on breast cancer was organized 0n 22nd November, 2022 by Peace Center on International day of PINKRIBBON. The Head Nurses and Staff of Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore participated and She gave presentations and addressed the audience about the breast cancer and how to ensure regular check-ups to decrease the risk of getting this disease.
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Pakistan Church rushes winter aid to flood victims
24th Nov 2022
With the arrival of winter, Church groups are rushing aid to people affected by the devastating floods that hit the country in June. Temperatures are already dropping in Pakistan, which is still reeling from flooding that put one-third of the country under water, displaced eight million people and caused at least US$28 billion worth of damage. The coldest months will be December and January when the mercury will plummet to well below freezing.
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Wishing happy 70th Birthday to Fr. James Channan OP
18th Nov 2022
We present a tribute to Fr. James Channan OP on his 70th birthday for his services to bring global peace and interfaith harmony among the religions.
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Role of Interfaith leaders in Drug Abuse Prevention
17th Nov 2022
Regional Directorate Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab organized a meeting with the title of Role of Interfaith Leaders in Drug Abuse Prevention at Lahore Cantt. Mr. Asher Nazir, participated as Executive Secretary of Peace Center Lahore in this meeting and they discussed the current drug scenario in our society and preventative measures.
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Meeting with the Governor of Punjab to discuss interfaith dialogue in Pakistan
8th Nov 2022
On 27th October,2022 Fr. James Channan OP Director Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan was invited for meeting with Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Governor of the Punjab at Governor House Punjab, Pakistan. In his meeting Governor of Punjab appreciated to Fr. James Channan OP for his services and devotion for the promotion of Peace and Interfaith harmony among the religions in Pakistan. Earlier Fr. James Channan OP had been given National Peace Award by Dr Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan. Fr. James Channan OP is the author of four books and he presented his book “Path of Love” to His Excellency, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Governor of the Punjab, Pakistan.
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International Day of Peace,2022 at Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan
26th Sep 2022
Coordinator National Muslim Christian Dialogue Gujarat CC, Taswar , Jabran Masih Gill, Coordinator Peace Network Pakistan CC, Younas, Coordinator Star Organization CC, Dr. Marqus Fida, Coordinator Global Mission Awareness CC, Asher Nazir, Coordinator COPE Pakistan CC were invited and they were present in great number and took very active part in this international event on the theme of “End Racism: Build Peace “
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Meeting of Fr. James Channan OP with Dr. Qibla Ayaz
18th Aug 2022
The Council of Islamic Ideology is a constitutional body that advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam, namely to the Qur'an and Sunna. Dr. Qibla Ayaz is the current chairman of the of Council of Islamic Ideology Government of Pakistan.
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Meeting with World Bank Regional Safeguards Coordinators for Environment and Social Development
27th May 2022
Meeting with World Bank Regional Safeguards Coordinators for Environment and Social Development On 18 May,2022 Mr. Asher Nazir, Executive Secretary, Peace Center was invited a meeting by Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Punjab that the World Bank has scheduled with South Asia Regional Safeguard Advisor
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International Interfaith Conference in Doha, Qatar on Religions and Hate Speech
27th May 2022
The Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar organized international interfaith conference on 24-25 May, 2022 in Doha. It was held under the patronage of His Excellency, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
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“Love Among Religions Can Bring Peace” Interfaith exposure visits of Peace Center staff in Sindh, Pakistan
18th May 2022
Interfaith exposure visits of Peace Center Lahore team in the province of Sindh Pakistan. We visited Hindu Temple, Lal Mandar in Mirpur Khas, Sindh, Shrine of Muslim Sufi Saint, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Sindh and Sikh Gurudawara, Bitshaw city in Sindh, Pakistan. With great joy we met with Sikh leader, Sardar Parkash Sing in the Gurdwara Bitshah in Sindh.
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Reconciliation between Christians and Muslims at Punjab Institute of Mental Health in Lahore
14th May 2022
Peace and reconciliation are always possible. Blessed are the peacemakers as Jesus Christ has said and we read it in the Gospel of St Matthew chapter 5. During the month of May a grave tension erupted among Christians and Muslims in the Punjab Institute of Mental Health Care in Lahore. The tension started as Christian nurse has shared WhatsApp with her group of Muslim and Christian nurses.
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Interfaith Iftar (breaking of the fast)
22nd Apr 2022
On 13 April 2022 Peace Center Lahore and Christian Care Foundation jointly organized a program in Ramadan-Muslim’s month of fasting - with the theme of Iftar dinner Interfaith Prayers and Fasting for end of War between Ukraine and Russia at Pak Arab Housing Society, Lahore. Over 80 persons participated from different religions and they offered special interfaith prayers for peace and prosperity in Pakistan, and especially end of war between Russia and Ukraine. Muslim
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International Women’s Day,2022
18th Mar 2022
“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” on 8th March,2022 with the partnership of Peace Centre, Christian Care Foundation and Ministry of Human Right Government of Pakistan at Peace Centre Lahore, Pakistan. Fr. James Channan OP Director, Peace Center, Lahore and Mr. Tanveer Yaqoob, President Christian Care Foundation were the hosts.
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25th Feb 2022
A grand “National Interfaith Harmony and Peace Conference” was organized by the Dominicans on 14 th of February, 2022 in the beautiful premises of Peace Center in Lahore. In this conference over 60 prominent Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Baha’i leaders gathered to share and celebrate the achievement of interfaith dialogue and also to highlight the challenges we are faced with in promoting this important mission of dialogue among religions to make world more peaceful and humane.
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Fight against COVID-19 to improve the education system in Pakistan.
2nd Feb 2022
The basic purpose of the Peace Center Lahore to organize this Covid-19 Awareness Campaign was to make schools staff and students aware about Covid-19, and involve in different activities regarding COVID-19 and strengthen the schools, by activating its staff and students. Together Peace Center joins hands with the schools and organizations for the prevention of COVID-19 to improve the education system in Pakistan. In this program school staff and students were given the opportunities to share their issues and strategies to address the problem of COVID-19 in educational institutions.
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National Minority Day, 2021
17th Sep 2021
National Minorities Day which was announced in 2009 and included the active persuasion by Mr. Clement Shahbaz Bhatti, the Christian Federal Minister who was assassinated on March 2, 2011 LAHORE, Pakistan: Following its tradition of observing National Minorities’ Day every year, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) held a 5th Convention on August 10, 2021 on the theme of ‘Equality of Rights: Challenges of Implementation’.
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Interfaith Celebration of Independence Day on 14th August, 2021
19th Aug 2021
Peace Center and URI Pakistan jointly organized program to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August, 2021 at Peace Center. The chief guest of the program was Vice Provincial of Dominicans in Pakistan Fr. Younas Shahzad OP.
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3rd interactive youth Forum, 2021
12th Aug 2021
3rd interactive youth forum for the Commemoration of the international youth day organized by Institute for Social and Youth Development (ISYD) and Ministry of Climate Change in collaboration with The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Center for Women (ARROW) on 7th August, 2021.
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Christian Faith Formation Program for Youth
21st Jul 2021
Awareness Seminar on Christian Faith Formation, Leadership and Climate Action organized by Peace Center on 16th July, 2021. The main audience and beneficiaries of the program were Christian youth from various backgrounds. They represented their Church and community along with different challenges, they are confronting being minority in Pakistan. Many influential personalities were invited as guest speakers; Fr. Taufiq Younas OP, Ms Neelam Nisari, Mr. Ijaz Azad, Mr. Kamran Chaudhary, Pastor Khuram and Pastor Samuel Massey.
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Christian Faith Formation Program with Christian Women from different denominations
16th Oct 2020
Christian Faith Formation is the ongoing program to engage Christians from different denominations for the promotion and affirmation of Christian Faith. Peace Center invited young girls and women in the program on 9th October, 2020 at Peace Center. Fr. James Channan OP Director Peace Center and Regional Coordinator URI Pakistan presided the program.
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Breast Cancer Awareness, 2020 organized by Golden Star CC
12th Oct 2020
The year 2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. The same holds true when it comes to breast cancer.
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Celebration of International Day of Peace, 2020 At Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan
25th Sep 2020
The United Nations announced the theme of “Shaping Peace Together” for the celebration of International Day of Peace in 2020.
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Food Distribution among deserving families
2nd Sep 2020
We are experiencing difficult time due to COVID-19 pandemic, people are frustrated due to; unemployment, inflation, helplessness, and starvation. Along with raising awareness and promotion of peace and interfaith harmony, URI Pakistan and APPNA organizations collaborate & arranged grocery packs for 51 deserving families, living in a marginalized area of Sundar, district Lahore, Pakistan.
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Awareness Seminar on Equal Citizenship, Social and Cultural Diversity
21st Feb 2020
Kinnaird Centre for Learning and Cultural Development invited Mr. Faisal Ilyas, Executive Secretary Peace Center Lahore to attend a seminar on Equal Citizenship, Social and Cultural Diversity.
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Christian Faith Formation Program
20th Feb 2020
Peace Center Lahore organized Christian Faith Formation Seminar for youth. Christian youth came from different backgrounds to attend the seminar on 18th September, 2019. Fr. Dr. James Channan OP Director Peace Center Lahore and Fr. Patrick Peter OP Student Master, Ibn-e-Mariam Formation House gave very comprehensive lectures that how we can practice our Christian Faith while facing many challenges as minority in Pakistan.
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Gurdawar Darbar Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India!
20th Feb 2020
A Sikh-Christian Delegation around 35 people from different backgrounds gathered in Lahore on 23rd November 2019 and paid solidarity visit to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Sahib, he was (1469) the first guru of the Sikhs. The delegation was lead by Mr. James Rehmat Executive Director ECHD...
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Interfaith Christmas Celebration.
20th Feb 2020
Peace Center Lahore and URI Pakistan organized a beautiful program to celebrate the Interfaith Christmas with all friends and community members from different religions and backgrounds. The program was conducted on 17th December, 2019 at Peace Center and around 125 people attended the program. Fr. Younis Shahzad OP vice Provincial presided the program and Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad was the Chief Guest.
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Awareness Seminar on Equal Citizenship, Social and Cultural Diversity
12th Feb 2020
Kinnaird Centre for Learning and Cultural Development invited Mr. Faisal Ilyas, Executive Secretary Peace Center Lahore to attend a seminar on Equal Citizenship, Social and Cultural Diversity. BURGAD Organization for youth development and Kinnaird College for women jointly organized the seminar on 29th January, 2020, at Hladia Hall.
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National Interfaith Peace Conference
10th Jan 2020
Interfaith Council for Peace and Harmony, Pakistan organized National Interfaith Peace Conference with the collaboration of Federal Ministry Religious & Minorities Affairs Pakistan at Marriott Hotel Islamabad. Religious scholars, representatives of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikh communities, social activists, diplomats of various countries and people from different walks of life participated in the conference.
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Pakistan honors priest for promoting Christian-Muslim dialogue
31st May 2019
A Catholic priest has been honored by the Pakistan government for his “exemplary services” to promote interfaith harmony and peace in his own country and worldwide. Father James Channan, a Dominican who has spent 50 years following the spirituality of St. Dominic,
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ASIA/PAKISTAN - Dominican Fr. Channan: "Let us continue in the mission to promote peace and harmony in Pakistan"
31st May 2019
Lahore (Agenzia Fides - "Progress has been made in recent years with regards to the path of dialogue and interreligious harmony in Pakistan: today there are many organizations run by Muslims and other faiths committed in this field. The Government of Pakistan has also set up a special ministry for religious affairs and interreligious harmony, indicating an institutional commitment.
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We condemn the terrorist’s attacks in Sri Lanka
25th Apr 2019
We as Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan share your grief and pain. May the Risen Lord Jesus Christ console and wipe out your tears. Amen!
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Environmental Pollution and our Responsibility on Earth Day, 2019
24th Apr 2019
URI Pakistan organized a panel discussion on Earth Day, 2019 with the theme of Environmental Pollution and our Responsibility. On April 23, 2019 URI Pakistan arranged this panel discussion with the collaboration of COPE Pakistan, Peace Center Lahore, Faces Pakistan and Kul Maslik Ulma Board at Peace Center.
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Interfaith Peace Mela-2018
6th Dec 2018
Interfaith Peace Mela organized by United Religions Initiative and Peace Center Lahore along with different local organizations’ collaboration on December 5, 2018 at Peace Center Lahore where different cultural, educationist, peace building, interfaith, entertaining and joyful activities performed for the promotion of peace and harmony in Pakistan. Dr. Badar Munir was the Chief Guest and Fr. Dr. James Channan OP presided of the program.
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Father James Channan Interviews His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Coutts
5th Jun 2018
Father James Channan, URI Pakistan Regional Coordinator, presents an exclusive interview with His Eminence, Cardinal Joseph Coutts.
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Pakistan Cooperation Circles Join to Create Celebration of Peace and Equality
4th Jun 2018
URI is composed of hundreds of grassroots, interfaith Cooperation Circles (CCs) around the world. Many of the CCs in Pakistan joined to create a large celebration of peace and women. This brought together 26 people who were Muslim and Christian; male and female; adults and children. This is especially crucial in Pakistan, where the Christian minority struggles against acts of religiously-motivated violence, and women face oppressive discrimination. The participants talked to each other and shared their views about tolerance, peace, interfaith harmony, and equal rights for women.
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URI Pakistan Presents UMANG, January - March 2018 Issue
3rd Apr 2018
Greetings from URI Pakistan! Please enjoy the latest issue of the URI Pakistan Newsletter UMANG, which covers events from January - March 2018.
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Islamabad and Rawalpindi URI Cooperation Circles Coordinators Meeting with Regional Staff of URI Pakistan
14th Dec 2017
URI Cooperation Circles (Cooperation Circles) Coordinators meeting with the CCs of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Azad Kashmir, and Peshawar held in Hayet –e-Nou CC office at Chatta Buhktawar Chak Shahzad Islamabad on 9th November, 2017. Meeting chaired by Fr.James Channan OP Regional Coordinator URI Asia – Pakistan. In this meeting URI Pakistan Regional staff Mr.Asher Nazir Executive Secretary URI Pakistan, Sr.Sabina Rifat Women Wing Coordinator URI Pakistan, Ms.Asmara Daud Youth Trainer URI Pakistan, Ms.Neelam Nisari Program Manager URI were also present with Fr.James Channan OP
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URI’s Training on Communication Skills With Light of Hope CC
8th May 2017
On the 10th of April, 2017, URI Pakistan, in collaboration with Light of Hope Cooperation Circle, organized training with twenty-one participants, male and female, at Dilkusha Garden in Lahore. The participants consisted of college and university students from Lahore, and youth from a church-run literacy program. The training began with prayer: Christian prayers by Pastor Francis, and Muslim prayers by Ch. Zubair Ahmad Farooq. Ms. Zara Pervaiz Channan, Coordinator of Light of Hope Cooperation Circle, welcomed all participants: Ms. Tasneem Saeed, URI youth trainer, Mr. Ch. Zubair Ahmad Farooq, Mr. Asher Nazir, Executive Secretary of URI Pakistan, and Mr. Faisal, Executive Secretary of Peace Center Lahore.
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Interfaith Mela 2017
5th Apr 2017
Interfaith Peace Mission Dr. Allama G.R Chisti welcomed to all honorable guest Dr. Fr. James Channan OP, URI Regional Coordinator Asia – Pakistan, Mr. Vittorio Cammarota Country Director /Representative of UNIC, Mr. Jean Francois Cautain Ambassador of European Union, Dr.Amina Hoti, Dr. Prof Altaf Hussian Zikria University Bahawalpur, Om Parkash Hindu Leader, Ranjit Singh Sikh Leader, Bishop Rev. Aftab Anwar Messianic Congregation Pakistan, Ch. Zubair Farooq Ahmad Coordinator Lahore MCC. Chief Guest was HE Mr. Nawaf Saraireh Ambassador of Jordan and this event presided by Honorable Sardar Muhammad Youdaf Fedral Minister for Religious & Interfaith harmony Affairs.
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Religions Celebrate Together in Pakistan
3rd Jan 2017
The URI Pakistan and Peace Center Lahore organized an Interfaith Christmas Celebration on the 18th of December at Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan. Over 150 Christians, Muslims and Hindus participated. There were several leaders, coordinators, and members of URI in Pakistan, including: Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Grand Imam of the Badshahi Mosque Lahore and former Global Trustee of URI; and Chaudhary Zubair Ahmed Farooq, Additional Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Global Trustee of URI.
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Symphony of Peace Prayers Ceremony 2016
30th May 2016
A very inspiring and spiritually uplifting Symphony of Peace Prayers 2016 was organized at Peace Center, Lahore on 15th of May, 2016. This program was jointly organized by the Peace Center and URI Pakistan in which over 150 Christians and Muslims participated. There was a great variety of people; children and adults of all ages from different walks of life such as: professors, lawyers, religious leaders, human rights activists, promoter ...
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17th May 2016
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Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims of suicide bombing on Easter in Pakistan
7th Apr 2016
A very moving and spiritually uplifting Interfaith Prayer Service was organized at Peace Center, Lahore on 2nd of April, 2016 to commemorate the tragic incident in Lahore on 27th of March, Easter Sunday, in which 76 Christian and Muslim; children, women and men were killed and over 350 injured in a merciless and inhumane suicide bomb attack in a public park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
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Universal Peace and Harmony Conference in Islamabad
8th Jan 2016
I am sure all of you are well aware that Pakistan has been 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.
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International Day of Peace 2015
3rd Dec 2015
The International Day of Peace was celebrated at Peace Center, Lahore on 28th of September, 2015 ( We postponed it from 21st September due to heavy rains). There were around 100 participants from Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Baha'i communities.
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Candle Light Prayer for the Victims of Earthquake - Nepal.
29th Jul 2015
Candle light Prayers Ceremony was organized on May 2, 2015 by A Better Community for All Pakistan, Global Mission Awareness and Youth Peace Revolution on Global Love Day. Mr. Yuel Bhatti, Said program was held at ABC4ALL Office, Gulberg-3, Lahore ,evening. Welcome all the representative guests and said that we all are gathered hear for our sympathies and solidarity with Victims of Nepal where horrible Earthquake occurred and result of natural disaster in thousand peoples life killed and in same time in thousands are injured. Heavy economics crises. In last days in Peshawar with heavy rainy storm with result more that 50 lives suffered and killed.
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Celebration of International Women,s Day 2015
26th Mar 2015
A program was organized for women on 8th March 2015.Mr. Yuel Bhatti, Executive Secretary, URI Pakistan welcome the guests saying: That today we all are happy to be a part of this program. We will rejoice and celebrate. Thank you for inviting us men too. On this day throughout the world women are celebrating their day. This program is being hosted by URI Pakistan and the Peace Centre. URI is currently working in 87 countries. The formation of the Peace Centre was the vision of Father James Channon OP. Mr. Yuel Bhatti mentioned that in Pakistan there are now 45 Cooperation Circles.
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Interfaith Prayer Service in front of Lahore Press Club for Shahzad and Shama
24th Nov 2014
I would to share with you this very powerful expression of Christian-Muslim solidarity, prayer and unity to prayer to peace, raise voice for justice for the voiceless. Several of these photos of this report which is prepared by the Interfaith Relations depart of the Minhaj ul Quran have been published .
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International Day of Peace Celebrated at Peace Center, Lahore Pak
1st Oct 2014
On 20th of September, 2014 a very meaning and significant ceremony was organized at Peace Center Lahore, Pakistan to celebrated the International Day of Peace. There were 100 guests. The Chief Guests of the ceremony were His Grace, Sebastian Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore and a very famous Muslim religious leader and promoter of interfaith dialogue Allama Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, whereas, Prof. Kazy Javed presided over.
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Celebration of International Women's Day 2014
3rd Apr 2014
A colorful Program was arranged for women on 8th March 2014 at 5 Pm by URI women wing Pakistan .Women from all phase of life, Educated, illiterate, religious sisters, lawyers, rich and poorest, young and old working and domestic participated. There were about 150 women from Muslim, Christian and Hindu Faiths. Co- Sponsors were URI women Initiative, Women and Kids Education and Peace Center Lahore. The CCS participated in it were: ABC4ALL, Youth and Peace Revolution, Lahore M C C, Lahore CC Global Mission Awareness and.
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"Road of Love" Published
11th Aug 2013
Yes, "Road of Love" that is the name of my latest book. It is in Urdu with the tile "Muhabat Ka Rasta". It came out of the press yesterday on 11 April, 2013. This book contains my lectures, articles and interviews which I gave in USA, Germany, Italy, Vatican, Japan, Finland, Spain and Pakistan etc.. This book is mainly on Christian Muslim dialogue, with a lot of references of the teachings of the Catholic Church,
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Symphony of Peace prayers 2013
19th May 2013
Symphony of Peace prayers 2013 was organized by the United Religions Initiative Pakistan and Peace Center, Lahore, on 19th May, 2013 at Peace Center, Lahore Pakistan. Muhammad Imran Tiwana, T.V. Producer was the Chief Guest. Ch. Zubair Ahmed Farooq, Global Trustee and Mr. Shafqat Jalal from Sialkot were the Guest of honor.
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"Doctor of Divinity" Degree for Fr James Channan
29th Nov 2012
I would like to share this good news with you that Fr James Channan OP, Regional Coordinator, URI Pakistan has been awarded with "Doctor of Divinity" degree on 23rd of November, 2012. This Doctorate has been given by Pakistan Theological Seminary, its Head Quarter in Norway upon the recommendation of the Executive Board and Faculty of Pakistan Theological Seminary and International Gospel Mission. This degree is awarded in recognition of fr James Channan's apostolates in the field of evangelization, Christian Muslim and interfaith dialogue, ecumenism and peace building.
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URI Pakistan Prays For 14-Year-Old Activist
9th Oct 2012
Ms. Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded Oct. 9 by members of the Taliban as she was returning home from school in northwest Pakistan. The 14-year-old became a critic of the Taliban after the militant group took over the northwestern Swat Valley, where she lived. She has also spoken out about the importance of education for girls, something the Taliban has attempted to eradicate in regions it controls.
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Celebration of International Day of Peace - Sustainable Peace for A Sustainable Future
23rd Sep 2012
International Day of Peace 2012 was celebrated on 23rd September at Peace center, Lahore, Pakistan. The actual date of this day as declared by the United Nation as is 21st of September. However, we postponed due to the law and order situation in Pakistan. It was presided over by his Excellency Bishop Sebastian Shaw, OFM Apostolic Administrator. Archdiocese of Lahore, Mr. Akram Masih Gill, Minister of State for National Harmony , Government of Pakistan graced occasion as the Chief Guest.
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Symphony of Peace Prayers 2012
25th Jun 2012
I would like to share this news with great joy that the URI Pakistan, Peace Center Lahore and National Council for Interfaith Dialogue celebrated Symphony of Peace Prayers at Peace Center in Lahore on 20th of May, 2012. This day was chosen to express our solidarity and unity with Byakko Shinko Kai which has announced to observe this day. We felt very much united with you and other people at Fuji Sanctuary and 25 countries where this peace filled day was being observed. We could feels spiritually united longing for peace and harmony in the world.
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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Pakistan
23rd Sep 2011
On 21st of September which is declared an International Day of Peace by the United Nations, a befitting program was organized to celebrate this IDP at the Dominican Peace Center in Lahore. It was jointly organized by the two leading peace and interfaith dialogue organizations in Pakistan; namely United Religions Initiative (URI) and National Council for Interreligious Dialogue (NCID). There were around 250 peace lovers, religious scholars and members of the civil society, from the Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh and BahaI religions participate in this program and to assure their commitment to a peaceful and harmonious Pakistan and the world.
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Father Channan attends national harmony celebration and meets with President of Pakistan
20th Aug 2011
In August 2011, 2,000 members of Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Sikh and Buddhist communities gathered at Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Pakistans House in Islamabad to celebrate national harmony. The ceremony included the reading of a speech by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, regarded as the Father of Pakistan, in which he said that all citizens should be equal and there should be no discrimination on the basis of religiona dream that is still not realized in Pakistan. The President also paid tribute to the Christian political leadership who worked with Ali Jinnah and voted in favor of Pakistan. There was also a beautiful performance by high school children singing national songs.
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Master General of the Dominican Order Plants Peace Pole at Peace Center in Lahore
11th May 2011
Fr Bruno Cardore OP, Master General of the Dominican Order created a history in Pakistan when he planted a Peace Pole at Peace Center in Lahore on 9th of May, 2011 during his official visitation to Pakistan. This beautiful ceremony took place in the presence of more than 40 Dominican friars, Sisters and lay people. Prayers for peace in our country and around the world were offered, peace hymns sung, messages and speeches delieverd. During the ceremony each person was holding a flag of one country of the world. It was a great manifestation of expressing our longing for peace in the world.
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URI leaders in Pakistan join call to protect holy books
19th Apr 2011
URI Regional Coordinator for Pakistan Father James Channan and several other URI-Pakistan leaders of different faiths, including Yuel Bhatti, Baghat Lall Khokhar and Malik Tahir, participated in a national conference on the veneration of religions organized by the Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Muslim-Christian Dialogue Forum. The meeting in Lahore brought together top religious and interfaith leaders from accross the country for a conversation about the recent Quran burning in Florida by self-styled pastor Terry Jones, and other acts of violence toward religious figures and symbols.
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Cardinal Blesses the Peace Center in Lahore
3rd Feb 2011
Its with great joy that I would like to share this good news with you that the Blessing and Inauguration ceremony of our Peace Center in Lahore took place on 28th of November, 2010. The ceremony started exactly on time at 9.00AM and at time all the Chief Guest, VVIP guests and other dignitaries had arrived at the venue of Peace Center at Pak Arab Lahore. Fr James Channan OP, Prior Vice Provincial, welcomed the Chief Guest, His Eminence, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican and Guests of Honor; His Excellency, Adolfo, Tito Yllano, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Vatican), His Grace, Most Rev. Lawrence John Saldahan, Archbishop of Lahore, Most Rev. Bishop Rufin Anthony, Bishop of Islamabad
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Pakistan is going through turmoil
18th Sep 2010
Dominican Father James Channan, Prior Vice-Provincial of Ibn-e-Mariam, vice province of Pakistan speaks about the challenges in carrying out his mission in the country in the following interview. He gave the interview while attending his congregations general chapter in Rome recently.
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International Conference on Christian Muslim Dialogue in ItalyOctober 1-4 2009.
14th Oct 2009
There was an International Conference on Christian Muslim Dialogue in Villa la Collina, in Cadenabbia, Italy from October 1-42009. This conference was organized by the Konard-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany in which a group of 19 Muslim and Christian scholars and activists from Africa and Asia participated in it. This conference was in continuation of the response to the letter of 138 Muslim scholars which they had written in October, 2007 on the theme of A Common word on the Love of God and Love of Neighbor in Islam and Christianity.
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