A Yorkshire Bishop and a Pakistan-born Christian from Huddersfield came together to journey to Gojra town in Pakistan where nine Christians were burned out fire of their homes two years ago. He will lay the foundation stones for an international inter-faith clean water project for the town.
This long tour is the conclusion of two years efforts to assemble connection among the faiths both at his home in West Yorkshire and in Pakistan following a Foreign Office supported peace mission that gathered three imams, three priests, three police officers and three lawyers from Gojra on a info seeking tour in the Diocese of Wakefield to learn from their English equivalents about justice, law and inter-faith relations.
This mission to Pakistan is called New Horizons and was organized by the Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract and Lay Canon Yaqub Masih, at Wakefield Cathedral and a Pakistan-born Christian from Huddersfield.
It was supported by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and concludes in with an oath between these two spacious spots of the globe to work jointly to endow with clean water for Gojra as a common venture that might bring together the faiths and progress relations linking Muslims and Christians.
This week Bishop Tony and Yaqub will travel to Gojra to place the foundation stones with the Governor of the Punjab and see the begining of the inter-faith scheme to supply clean water for the 3,000 people living locally.
Bishop Tony said “I am excited to be going back to meet friends in the town of Gojra and to continue the important work that we began many years ago. The laying of the foundation stones for the water filtration plants will benefit Christians and Muslims in that town and they will know that it is their brothers and sisters in Britain both Christian and Muslim – who have raised the funds to give them clean drinking water.”