Churches burned to the ground in Pakistan

On August 16, there was a large mob attack on a the Christian neighborhood in Pakistan, called Jaranwala, after some local Muslims accused Christians of burning a Qur’an. No one was killed, but 21 churches and many houses were burned. 2,500 people had to flee their homes. Two Christian men accused of desecrating the Qur’an have been arrested by the police. We also have stories of local Muslims who helped their Christian neighbors in need.


CSI’s partner in Pakistan was at the site of the attack that day. Some families have already been helped, and CSI is now mobilizing a larger aid action.

$200 can provide food, shelter, clothing, and medicine for one month for a family that has lost their home in this violence.