45th Session UNHRC: Side-event/Webinar - Rise of ISIS in South Asia organized by EFSAS

The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) hosted a very well-attended and successful Webinar titled, ‘Rise of ISIS in South Asia’, on the sidelines of the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). A panel of scholars, policy analysts and researcher


Jesus attends the wedding of Susanna at Cana. By Joseph Costa

It is saint John who tells us about 'the wedding at Cana' in Galilee. [John 2.1-11] He was present there.

At the wedding banquet, when the wine had run out, Virgin Mary mentioned this fact to Her Son Jesus, and He responded to Her thus:

 « Woman, what is the


EFSAS Commentary: The hypocrisy in Pakistan’s Jammu & Kashmir policy and the dangerous churn in its external alliances

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi is increasingly giving the impression that he is running amok. The scale of his many recent transgressions can be gauged from the fact that his reported slapping of Azam Khan, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Principal Secretary, which otherw


The Mysticism and Glory of Sufism and Kashmiriyat: Origins, History and the Politics behind it. EFSAS Study Papers


“Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat, Kashmiriyat”, or “Humanism, Democracy and Kashmiriness”, with these words the former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee described his doctrine towards preserving and fostering the peace, progress and prosperity of the


Better to Be a "Nigger" from Nigeria. by Jonathan Zadikany

Racists used to call African Americans "niggers" in order to remind them that they were abducted from Africa – from places like Nigeria. For some reason, they thought that reminding the African-American of the fact that he was abducted from Nigeria would be a source of shame for h


Jesus recomposes rotting Lazarus in the sepulchre and resurrects him. By Joseph Costa

As Jesus Christ's own Resurrection, in His Humanity, from the dead is the Mighty Rock upon which Christianity stands, then Jesus recomposing rotting Lazarus in the sepulchre and resurrecting him, must surely be at least a small pebble of some significance somewhere alongside Him, in second pl


Islamist Terrorism and ‘Feminist’ Narratives: The Case of Dukhtaran-e-Millat: Article by AFSAS

Introduction: At the signing Ceremony for Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001, just a few months into the US-led invasion in Afghanistan, United States (US) President George Bush Jr. flawlessly encapsulated the manner in which an agenda of women’s rights has become co-opted and pol


Jewish son of the Law examination of 12-year-old Boy Jesus. By Joseph Costa

Jesus Christ, in His Divinity, has existed from eternity when He was generated, not created, from the Father; but Jesus, in His Humanity, has existed only from when He was miraculously conceived, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the womb, and born, of Virgin Mary - an All Holy, All Beautiful,


China’s aggression on the India-China border will indelibly alter the bilateral equation. EFSAS Commentary

The 15 June attack by Chinese troops on Indian soldiers in the remote and desolate Galwan valley, which lies on the western fringes of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that presently demarcates the two countries, represented an extreme example of the increased Chinese belligerence in its neighbou


A Memory of Religious Plurality in Jammu & Kashmir; EFSAS report

Introduction: On the international arena, the notion of ‘Jammu & Kashmir’ (or the Kashmir region) is often associated with being the bone of contention between the two South Asian nuclear rivals; India and Pakistan. The 1947 Partition of British India into the Hindu-majority secul


Jesus Christ incinerating a pagan idol to ashes. By Joseph Costa

What I can't really understand, is what makes some people want to worship pagan idols, gods - inanimate matter - rather than worshipping living God, Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

In the time of king Solomon and under his rule, then Israel attained great power, prestige, and w


Allama Mashriqi & the 1943 Bengal Famine. By Nasim Yousaf

Allama Mashriqi was a prominent reformer, revolutionary, and humanitarian from the Indian sub-continent. One of the reasons for Mashriqi’s popularity was that he and his Khaksar Movement worked tirelessly to serve the masses. This article discusses the Bengal Famine of 1943, when the Khaksa


Pronouncing 'Hail Mary' - the powerful invocation. By Joseph Costa

Jesus tells us, that: "Man is not an animal without reason, that rushes at and bites a prey. Man has reason and a soul. With his reason he must behave as a man. With his soul he must behave as a saint. Who behaves differently, lowers himself below animals; he stoops down to embrace demons [d


The prodigal son - a more fuller account. By Joseph Costa

Jesus' beautiful parable of the prodigal son, must surely be one Jesus' most memorable parables. [Luke 15:11-32]

The father of the prodigal son is of course the figure of God the Father, highlighting His infinite mercy, compassion, and forgiveness towards the sinners who genuine


Jesus' Agony in the Garden-through Satan's extreme torture. By Joseph Costa

In His Sermon on the mount, circa 30-31 A.D., Adult Jesus Christ stated the sixth Beatitude, thus:

 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see [understand] God."  [Matthew 5.8]

About 18-20 years previously, circa 12 A.D., in the Temple in Jerusalem

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"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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