Seminarians studying in Pakistan

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Amoon Nathaniel, seminarian from Pakistan
I want to see a developed Pakistan where, above all religions, humanity should be respected.’
– Amoon Nathaniel

Amoon Nathaniel, from Hyderabad in south east Pakistan, was just 15 when he and his father stood on the presbytery roof, weeping as they watched their church burning.

But the next day Amoon and his fellow parishioners began to repair their church. ‘They were all upset’, he recalls, ‘but they were determined not to be defeated by their fear.’

The vast majority of people living in Pakistan want to live in peace. But a small number of extremists cause pain and suffering to all religious minorities. And although Christians only make up around 2% of Pakistan’s population of 207 million, their witness to Jesus Christ is a threat to those few with hard-line beliefs.

Building bridges with faith

The arson attack was a turning point for Amoon. He knows that harbouring hate and fear for other faiths will only cause more heartache. And he wants to support the people of his church; help them strengthen their faith and show that power of love and reconciliation in his community.

He’s one of the brave young men who have presented themselves as candidates for the priesthood. In the midst of fear and insecurity, challenges and threats, their faith and enthusiasm is building a kinder, more respectful and tolerant country.

Your donation today will help train the brave leaders our Church needs to spread the Gospel of hope in Pakistan and other countries suffering poverty and violence.

+ Sebastian Francis Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan
‘I have seen that through interreligious dialogue, the believers of different religions can be brought closer together.’ + Sebastian Francis Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan

What your money can buy:

  • A regular donation of £10 per month will help train more brave young men who will share the Gospel of hope with their communities.
  • £20 could help cover basic food costs for the teachers and students
  • £50 could provide books and classrooms
  • £100 could help towards vital building construction and repairs, and allow more young men to train

Please give whatever you can. Your gift really does make all the difference.