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Benefit for Pakistani Christians Oct 29

10/28/2013

All are invited to join the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm at an event to benefit Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan. 

This event has been prompted by the recent attack on Christians there. On September 22, suicide bombers struck All Saints Church, Peshawar, as worshippers were leaving.  More than one hundred persons died, and nearly two hundred were injured.  Many of those who died were the principal source of income for their families.  Amid their grief, whole families, and the Christian community generally, face uncertain futures.  Already threatened by extremism, they confront economic and social loss as well.  Christians in Pakistan are a tiny minority of this Muslim-majority nation. Relations between Christians and Muslims have usually been good. But Pakistan, and Peshawar in particular, are the front lines of the war on terror. The violence of a few wreaks great damage.

The featured speaker on Oct. 29 will be the Rev. Dr. Titus Presler, president of Edwardes College, a church-related institution in Peshawar.  Dr. Presler will make a presentation on the current situation in Peshawar and be available for questions and further discussion.

A $20 donation will be requested and further opportunity for donations will be made available at the event.   All donations will go to directly to the families impacted. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.

Please note space is limited and those wishing to attend must contact the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at cacs@vts.edu.

See the official VTS press release on this event here.


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