Bishop of Pontefract launched Interfaith Water Project to promote religious tolerance

Posted on the 11th Mar 2014 in the category News



Last week Bishop Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops, visited Gojra in Pakistan to lay foundation stones for an interfaith clean water project.  He travelled with Lay Canon of Wakefield Yaqub Masih.

 

As well as laying the foundation stones for the water project, Bishop Tony met Christian leaders of different denominations, broadcast on TV, met the President of Pakistan, the Governor of the Punjab, and Health and Housing ministers, and preached to over 12,000 people at one church gathering.  He also met with the Grand Imam of the second largest mosque in Pakistan.

 

On his return Bishop Tony said, "The visit to Pakistan exceeded our expectations. The launch of the water project from funds raised by Christians and Muslims here in England was well received by the Christians and Muslims in Pakistan.  Forty percent of deaths in Pakistan are attributed to driniking unclean water often containing dangereous amounts of arsenic. We are committed to trying to raise further funds."

 

Bishop Tony’s diary is a unique opportunity to see and hear news of Pakistan from a different perspective.  At the end of Bishop Tony’s diary are links to reports of his visit in the press in Pakistan. Read it here.