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Muslim Farmers Build Church in Pakistan
In a country known for religious violence, a community is re-writing the story and spreading the gospel of religious tolerance.
Muslim farmers in a small community near the city of Gojira in Pakistan’s Punjab Province are contributing money and labour to build a church for their Christian neighbours.
Ijaz Farook, a Muslim leader in the village, told the BBC that they are helping to show that it is possible to live together with people of different faiths and that” living together in unity” is important.
Their Christian neighbours have been torched by the love and affection shown by their Muslim brothers. Aftab James, the Parish Priest, said what their Muslim neighbours were doing was “quite significant”.
Pakistan is a hot bed of extremists’’ violence and hundreds have lost their lives in countless suicide attacks.