Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum (MCDF)
MCDF was established on Monday, November, 9, 1998 to promote religious tolerance between Muslims and Christians so that they could work for the promotion of peace, human rights, and democracy.
The forum was set up at a round-table conference, in which Muslims and Christian religious leaders were invited by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
The conference, attended by noted Bishops, fathers and Christians and Muslim religious leaders, through a unanimous resolution demanded Joint electorate system as provided in the constitution, prior to the 8th amendment. Saying the Constitution already provided the supremacy of Quran and Sunnah, the participants of the conference rejected the 15th Amendment Bill.
The participants demanded immediate removal of sense of insecurity among the minorities, elimination of discrimination, provision of fundamental rights and an improvement in the status of human rights, provided to all communities of Pakistan.
The said positive role of Christians, in establishment of Pakistan and its development, must be acknowledged as the sacrifices offered by them were not less than that of Muslims. For the first time in the country’s history a dialogue was offered from the platform of a majority party, said Samuel Azariah, adding it was a historic day for Pakistan and all its communities. He appealed to all Pakistanis to eliminate discrimination in religious affairs for the prosperity of the country. He said Christians were Pakistanis as Muslims, and deserved equal rights as guaranteed in the Constitution.
The conference was chaired by Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and participated by Bishop Bona Vaneer, chairperson Bishop Conference, Hyderabad, Bishop Samuel Robert Azariah, Moderator Bishop Church and Bishop of Raiwind, Arthur James, Group Capt Retd Cecil Chaudhry, Kanwal Feroze, Joseph Francis, general secretary, Pakistan Christian Party, Shahaz Bhatti, president Christian Liberation Front, Yunis Rahi Peter Jacob, Father James Channan of Rawalpindi, John Samuel of Diocese Church Faisalabad, Dr. George William, Administrator UCH, Edgar B Ram, Ms Mona Lisa, Rozina Warne, Samson Joseph, and Rega Francis.
Summary Reports of Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum (MCDF)
Christmas Celebration 2008
Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Muslim-Christian Dialogue Forum (MCDF) jointly hosted a Christmas programme in the Danish Hall of the central secretariat in which the Principal Officer of the American Consulate, Brian D. Hunt and Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri were the chief guests. Recitation from the Holy Quran and Bible was made followed by recital of Naat. Christmas hymns were also sung at the occasion. The leaders of both communities cut Christmas cake, lit the candles of peace and expressed solidarity by holding one another’s hands.
delegation attends Christmas celebrations
On the special invitation of Pastor Majeed Abel, a three member delegation of Minhaj-ul-Quran International led by Nazim-e-Ala Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi took part in Christmas programme and celebrations marking the 155th foundation of No-Lakha Church.
Delegation of Christian led by Pastor Visits Minhaj-ul-Quran
A 7-member Christian delegation led by Pastor Mike Boot FGA Bible College and River Fellowship, Lahore, visited the Central Secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on 15th December, 2008. The other members of delegation included Michacel Ramsdenea, Ghaza Yaknezer, Josepha John Boot, Markus Daves Poster Danial Rafiq and Irfan Shahzad.
of London visits Minhaj-ul-Quran Mosque
MAYOR OF LONDON Boris Johnson visited the Minhaj-ul-Quran International centre on Romford Road in London on Sunday 19th October 2008. This is the first visit the Mayor of London has made to a Muslim place of worship since his appointment to office. Mr Johnson said: “I am delighted to visit a mosque, a Muslim institution and place of worship”.
between Muslims & Christians in Frankfurt, Germany
Friday, the 3rd October 2008, was not only a memorable day for Germany, as it was the 18th Anniversary of the “Day of the German Unification”, this sunny day was also the beginning of the unity between Muslims and Christians in Frankfurt, Germany. This open invitation has been announced by Dr. Brigitta Sassin, German responsible for Muslim Christian dialogue by the council of Frankfurt, to various Christian communities in and around Frankfurt.
Award 2008 - Awarded to Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has been awarded "Peace Award 2008". Universal Peace and Harmony Forum arranged a Great Conference for award distribution at Punjabi Complex, Qadafi Stadium Lahore on 1st Sep, 2008. Prominent National and International Figures including Founder & President Global Mission Awareness (USA) Reverend Lef Hathland, Provincial Minister of Human Rights & Minorities Kamran Michel, Chairman Universal Peace & Harmony Forum Reverend Dr. Marqus Fida, Hafiz Zubair Ahmed Zaheer, Sardar Sham Singh, and other prominent personalities from different religions graced the occasion.
US delegation visits Minhaj-ul-Quran International
28 Aug, 2008
A 5-member US Christian delegation led by Mr. Leif Hetland, President Global Mission Awareness, visited the Central Secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on August 28, 2008. The other members of delegation included Dr Marqus Fida, Timothy Hatt, Jim Robens and Randall Danley.
program by Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum
27 Dec, 2007
In its continued efforts to bring unity among followers of different faiths, Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) has an annual interfaith program at the time of Christmas at its central headquarters in Lahore. This year again the local Christian community was invited to celebrate Christmas at the MQI secretariat with their Muslim friends. Another great aim of this annual event is to show to the Christian minority of Pakistan and the wider Christian community, the true moderate face of Islam and to wash away misconceptions propped up by extremists who claim to represent the true Islam.
2006 Ceremony held in Minhaj ul Quran France
30 Dec, 2006
In the occasion of Christmas, the first inter-confessionnal function ever held in The Pakistani community of France was organised by Minhaj-ul-Quran France on Dec 30, 2006. For this first occasion, both Christian and Muslim brothers and sisters from the Pakistani community were invited to share together a woderfull time and a delicious diner at Minhaj-ul-Quran France Headquarter. The choice by the organisers for this day was not a coincidence but a symbol, as on this day, Muslims were also celebrating one of their biggest sacred day : the Aid-Ad-Daha.
Christmas ceremony by the Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum of MQI
An exiting and exhilarating Merry Christmas ceremony was held at Central Secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Lahore today on 27 Dec,2006. The Principal Officer American Consulate Mr. Bryan. D. Hunt graced the occasion as the special guest while Bishop of Multan, Dr Andrew Francis and Bishop of Faisalabad Joseph Coutts were the Chief Guests. Sahibzada Hussain Mohy ud Din Qadri member Supreme Council MQI presided over the ceremony. Fathers, Pastors and a large number of Christian brothers also attended the ceremony. The ceremony was organized by the Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum of the MQI.
25 Dec, 2006
25th December; is an auspicious, sacred and Day of Joy, for Muslims of the world in common, and very particular for the inhabitants of Pakistan. This Day, a very brilliant, brave and devoted Prophet Hazrat Issa (Alaissalam) came to the world to spread the light of the almighty and omnipresent Allah, and His Knowledge to the suppressed and humiliated mankind. The mischievous Israelea’s (Zionists) tried to hang them on cross, but the Almighty Allah, saved his Prophet and lifted him to the skies. Amongst thousands of prophets and messengers, he was the Second Last viz, before the Last Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Award 2006 Awarded to Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri
13 Dec, 2006
Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has been awarded "Peace Award 2006". National Council for Inter Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (NCIDE) arranged a Great Conference for this purpose on 13 th December 2006. Prominent National and International Figures including Principal Officer American Centre, Bishop Dr Andrew Francis, Dr. Cecil Chaudhry and others graced the occasion.
Christmas Program at Minhaj-ul-Quran
02 Jan, 2006
To share the joys of Christmas and New Year with Christian brothers and sisters, MQI managed an exquisite program at the Central Secretariat. Renowned politicians and intellectuals from both the communities were invited to the program and was presided by Shaykh-ul-Islam Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Founder & Patron in Chief Minhaj ul Quran International & Chairman Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum.)
MCDF was established on Monday, November, 9, 1998 to promote religious tolerance between Muslims and Christians so that they could work for the promotion of peace, human rights, and democracy. The forum was set up at a round-table conference, in which Muslims and Christian religious leaders were invited by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
of Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum (MCDF)
09 Nov, 1998
A meeting of the Forum was held under the chairmanship of Chairman PAT Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri at Central Secretariat PAT. The meeting continued for four hours. It was extensively attended by the Christian counterparts including Bishop Samuel Izraia, Bishop Andrew Francis special advisor to Pope Jan Pal II for Asia, Father James Chanan OP, accompanied by 125 Bishops, leaders, fathers and priests. This was heartening to see that the delegation comprised both the Catholic as well as Protestant members.