Shahbaz Bhatti (Meeting)-Mar 18
March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: 3350 Weston Road • Toronto, Ontario • Canada • M9M 2V1 •
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March 3, 2011
Re: The Persecuted Church
Dear Fellow Pastors, Church Leaders and Workers:
Choice Christian Greetings!
This letter is to invite you and dedicated Christians and friends to “an Open Forum – Town Hall Meeting” hosted by the Weston Road Pentecostal Church, Friday, March 18, 2011 (tentative) 8:30PM – 9:30PM (tentative).
There will be opportunity for you to share your concerns, experiences and testimonies regarding life in a country where Christians are persecuted because of their faith.
We have invited and are waiting final confirmation that the Honorable Julian Fantino and Honorable Jason Kenney, members of Parliament will also be in attendance.
On March 2, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement expressing condolences both personal and on behalf of all Canadians, after the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister of Minorities: His statement included the following:
“….I had the honor of meeting Minister Bhatti last month and was greatly inspired by his courageous work in support of minority communities and human rights in Pakistan. Canada also shares a unique link with the Bhatti family, as Shabaz’s brother Peter Bhatti is a Canadian citizen…. The Prime Minister added these words….Canada also continues to urge Pakistan to prevent the abuse of it’s blasphemy laws, which restrict freedom of religious and expressions and have disproportionately targeted religious minorities.”
The organizers of this special event sincerely ask you to share this invitation with as many concerned citizens as possible. Thank you on behalf of Frank Domenichiello, (Board member of this church) and all the organizers of this event.
David DiStaulo, Lead Pastor