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Activating the Diaspora Community of Pakistani Heritage in the UK to Promote Equality & Human Rights in Pakistan

The Connecting Communities project was developed by Faith Matters with two key aims in mind. The first was to reach out to the large diaspora community of Pakistani heritage in the United Kingdom and to mobilize it. The second aim was to mobilize the community to work in numerous ways to promote equality and human rights in Pakistan.

We are clear that minority faiths in Pakistan such as the Ahmadiyya, Shia and Christian communities make up the history, the fabric and the future of Pakistan. It is said that the treatment of minorities reflects the state of the soul of nations and it is even more essential that the diaspora community of Pakistani heritage speak out on the protection of human rights and equality in the country of their origin. It is also no longer viable to believe that events in Pakistan do not affect the UK and the world is inter-connected, with direct and indirect impacts.

Faith Matters has been instrumental in protecting minority rights in the United Kingdom through projects such as TELL MAMA. We understand that minorities face discrimination and hate incidents and attacks in the United Kingdom. In rare circumstances, this leads to the death and murder of people and the murder of Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham is one heart-breaking example of this. Yet, we have to acknowledge that in Pakistan, discrimination leads in many cases to physical violence and the deaths of many people and we understand that the scales of the problems are distinctly different. This is precisely why we believe that the Connecting Communities project is essential. It is essential for communities of faith to speak out 'for the other.' This is what the Abrahamic faiths teach us all, to stand up for the weak and the dispossessed. Most of all, these religions call on believers on speak up for the voiceless and those whose lives are in danger. We hope that with you, we can start to make a difference by influencing media sources, civil society groups and key activists in Pakistan. If we, people of faith, cannot do this, then the future simply does not bode well. So do get in touch with us if you are interested in making a difference.

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