Pakistan: Pastoral Care – The Case of Persons Acccused of Blasphemy

Cases involving blasphemy are unpredictable and uncertain. They create hopelessness for the victim, family and community. Along with legal aid, good pastoral care can help victims and families to cope in an uncertain situation.

When any Christian person or family is accused of committing blasphemy against the religion of Islam, the shock affects them emotionally and socially. Due to religious pressure, there is no immediate solution.

A false accusation frightens the victim. They feel so lonely that they totally rely on God’s help. The people trying to support them are also not sure about the solution. The victims experience very strongly a loss of human dignity and human identity. Uncertainty is dangerous — it increases fear in the victim and affects his/her whole personality.

Source: UCANews

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