Thursday, October 17, 2013

130.4 - Hero Award: Human chain in Pakistan

Hero Award: Human chain in Pakistan

Okay, our next Hero Award is again a group one.

About three weeks ago, a suicide bomber hit All Saints church in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack occurred after Sunday mass and killed over 100 people. It is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.

In response, the following Sunday a group called Pakistan For All, described as a collective of citizens concerned about the growing attacks on minorities, formed a human chain outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Karachi to protect the congregants and to declare their solidarity with the victims of the attack under the slogan "One Nation, One Blood."

Last week, they did it again, flying from Karachi to Lahore to form a human chain of as many as 200-300 people outside St. Anthony’s Church, bringing Muslim and Christian communities came together in a show of solidarity against religious bigotry and terrorism.

Mohammad Jibran Nasir, the organizer who made the calls for the event, said “Well the terrorists showed us what they do on Sundays. Here we are showing them what we do on Sundays. We unite.”

Heroes all.


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