PAKISTAN (WordNews.org) March 8, 2016 — As thousands of Pakistani Christian families flee from Islamic violence to Thailand a move is underfoot to provide a safe haven for these families and education for their children.
Barnabas Fund said during a joint fact-finding mission with World Evangelical alliance Religious Liberty Commission.(WEA RLC) that authorities in Thailand “often treat these frightened refugees not as asylum seekers but as criminals.”
Nearly half of the Pakistani refugees in Thailand are Christians, however, Christians in Pakistan are extremely vulnerable to accusations of “blasphemy,” which carries a death penalty for “defiling the name of Muhammad,” according to Barnabas Fund.
Also, Barnabas Fund notes, Christian refugees have no access to jobs or education.
Barnabas Fund is working with local partners to launch a new project to support two schools in Bangkok for Christian refugee children who have fled from persecution in Pakistan. These schools will provide a safe environment where children are given a hope for the future.
Barnabas Fund said the two schools will cost a total of $15,000 (US) a year to run.
To learn more, visit https://barnabasfund.org/donate?appeal=PRB%203/16&project=82-1276