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A Sad Day in Pakistan

A Sad Day in Pakistan

Churches in Pakistan often post guards outside their worship services to protect the worshipers. But the guards can’t always stop attacks.

On Sunday, September 22, radical Muslims attacked All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan , where guards were posted. News reports said it was the largest ever attack on Christians in Pakistan.

About 600 people attended the church that Sunday. The attackers’ bombs injured many of the worshipers and killed some of them. The boy in the photo was injured.

Ask God to protect Christians in Pakistan and to help the injured boy and other Christian children in Pakistan not to be afraid.


Update: Rimsha in Canada

Reading the Quran
Reading the Quran

A September 2012 post reported that Rimsha, a teenager in Pakistan, had been freed from jail. She was accused of burning pages of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, which is against the law in Pakistan. Some witnesses say she was falsely accused.

But Rimsha was still not safe after she got out of jail. She continued to receive threats, and had to move often.

Update: Rimsha has now found safety in Canada. News reports say that she has attended church with her family in her new homeland.

Please pray for Rimsha and her family. Pray for others who are harshly treated under Pakistan’s “blasphemy laws.”


Homework and Academic Fair Ideas

Are you looking for a topic for a school report or academic fair project? The free Bold Believers activity books in the Downloads section of this site provide information about many unique subjects. Read the list below to find examples of some of the topics featured in the books.

(Find additional homework help ideas in our posts Homework Help and Write a Report: Be a Voice.)

Bold Believers in Pakistan
9/11, the Taliban, al-Qaida
Blasphemy laws
Bonded laborers
Pakistani culture
Bold Believers Among the Khmu of Southeast Asia
Who are the Khmu?
Buddhist beliefs
Bold Believers in North Korea
Robert Thomas, missionary
Learning About Islam
Muslim beliefs and practices
Comparing Islam and Christianity
The Quran
Women in Islam
Bold Believers in Burma
Buddhism
Bold Believers in Colombia
Comparing Marxism and Christianity
Bold Believers in Turkey
Smyrna, a Turkish city
Bold Believers in Gaza and the West Bank
Jerusalem
Bold Believers in Eritrea
Eritrean Christians
Bold Believers in Egypt
Making papyrus
Comparing Christianity and the ancient religion of the Pharaohs
Bold Believers Among China’s Uygurs
Who are the Uygurs?
Bold Believers in China
Papermaking
Big things in China
Christians in China
Bold missionaries who went to China
Bold Believers in Iraq
Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims
Bold Believers in Algeria and Tunisia
Christians in North Africa (also see Bold Believers in Morocco and Egypt)
Berbers and Berber cave homes (also see Bold Believers in Morocco)
Bold Believers in Indonesia
Religions of Indonesia
Islands of Indonesia
Bold Believers in India
The states of India
Hinduism
Bold Believers of the Hmong People
The Hmong people
Bold Believers in Vietnam
The religions of Vietnam
Children of Christian prisoners
Bold Believers in Nepal
The religions of Nepal
Bold Believers in Chiapas (Mexico)
Christians in Chiapas
Bold Believers in Ethiopia
Ethiopian culture
Bold Believers in Uzbekistan
Uzbek culture

Flags of Turkey and Similar Flags

Flags

The flags of many Muslim countries display the crescent moon and a star. Before Islam began, pagans who worshipped many gods used the crescent moon as a symbol. (Islam is the religion of Muslims.) Muslim Turks who conquered Constantinople also used the moon as their symbol. (Constantinople in now called Istanbul. Istanbul is the capital of Turkey.)

People began to associate the crescent moon with the religion of Islam. Some Muslims today say the moon is not a symbol of Islam. However, the moon and star appear on the flags of many Muslim countries.

Print and color the page of flags here. The background of the flag of Turkey is red and the moon and stars are white. Find the colors of the other flags in the Countries section of this website, in the online CIA Factbook, or in other sources.

Enter the names of the countries in the search box of this site or the tags for this post to find stories that can guide you about how to pray for the country.


Update: Pakistani Parents with Their Children

Pakistan

A post on this site last year told the story of a Christian mother and father who went to prison after their children had a quarrel with Muslim children at school. The Christian parents were falsely accused of blasphemy. Read the story here.

Earlier this year, the court found that the charges against the couple were false. The father had been released on bail earlier, and now the children’s mother is also free!

Please continue to pray for the family and for Christians still in prison in Pakistan. Visit www.callformercy.com to learn about another mother in a Pakistani prison for blasphemy, Asia Bibi.