Pursue Justice 2018

We’re coming to you! 

This year Pursue Justice is going on the road. That’s right, we’re planning to bring our brilliant Pursue Justice event – packed with testimonies, updates and prayer – just that little bit closer to you in 2018! We’re kicking off the tour with our first event in London at St Paul’s Hammersmith on Saturday 28 April, we’ll then be heading to Elim Church Selly Oak for our Birmingham event on Saturday 16 June. We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of our Pursue Justice Live events in 2018.

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Pursue justice LIVE LONDON Details

When: Saturday 28 April 2018

Time: 1-4pm  (doors open 12 noon)

Where: St Paul’s Hammersmith, Queen Caroline St, London W6 9PJ (nearest tube station is Hammersmith)

Access and special requirements: St Paul’s Hammersmith is fully wheelchair accessible. If you require British Sign Language Interpretation please contact Heather at the CSW office: heatherfenton@csw.org.uk

Refreshments: The café within St Paul’s Hammersmith will NOT be open this year. There are plenty of cafés within Hammersmith tube station, so do grab a bite to eat before the event begins. There will be a short comfort break during the event.

Pursue Justice Live London speakers include:

Reverend Yunusa Nmadu

Reverend Yunusa Nmadu

Reverend Yunusa Nmadu is not only CEO of CSW-Nigeria, but also General Secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All, one of the largest denominations in Nigeria. In this role he is currently involved in the case of Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl from his denomination who was the only Christian out of 110 girls abducted from their school in Dapchi by Boko Haram on 19 February 2018, and who is still being held for refusing to renounce her faith.

Yunusa has over 20 years' experience in Inter-faith and Peace and Reconciliation projects. Having had first-hand experience of persecution himself, he escaped death by just 45 minutes in 2000 when the church he was pastoring was burnt down along with his car and library during the Kaduna State Sharia Crisis. While pastoring in Kaduna he pioneered a groundbreaking peace-building outreach initiative to the local Muslim community in a crisis-prone area in 2012, which reconciled the two religious communities and ended attacks on the church.

Ashur Kanwal

Ashur Kanwal is a Christian who grew up among severe discrimination in Pakistan: while he was at school, he was beaten, bullied and harassed from primary school right up until he graduated from university. After helping to teach at his father’s school, set up for Christians and Hindus to receive an education free of discrimination, Ashur and his sister were forced to flee Pakistan and take up residence in the UK.

Ashur is very involved in his local UK church, leading a young adults group and his church cricket team. He is currently studying computer game development.

Mervyn Thomas

Mervyn Thomas speaking at Pursue Justice

Mervyn Thomas is the Founder and CEO of CSW. He is also a member of the Foreign Office Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Chairman of the Religious Liberty Partnership (a collaboration of Christian organisations in over 20 countries), and a member of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship Religious Liberty Commission. Mervyn has travelled extensively with CSW, meeting those who suffer because of their religion or belief.

Lou Fellingham

Lou Fellingham

Lou is an internationally known worship leader, five albums in to a firmly-established ministry. She is known for her prophetic edge, distinctive voice, and unwavering energy to see lives changed through the power of the gospel in music and word. She is married to Nathan and they have three children.

Pursue justice LIVE BIRMINGHAM Details

When: Saturday 16 June 2018

Time: 1-4pm (doors open 12 noon)

Where: Elim Church Selly Oak, Exeter Rd, Birmingham B29 6EU (nearest railway station is Selly Oak).

Access and special requirements: Elim Church Selly Oak is fully wheelchair accessible. If you require British Sign Language Interpretation please contact Heather at the CSW office: heatherfenton@csw.org.uk

Refreshments: As we will not be breaking for lunch, please do grab a bite to eat before the event begins. There will be a short comfort break during the event, when light refreshments will be available.

Pursue Justice Live Birmingham speakers include:

Maher G. Nawaf

Maher Nawaf

Maher is the director of Yazda UK (a registered charity in UK and many other countries) and a board member of Yazda head quarter. Yazda is a multi-national global organisation established in the aftermath of the Yazidi Genocide in 2014, to support the Yazidi ethno-religious minority, Christians and other vulnerable groups.

Maher is an immunologist. He worked in several Iraqi universities and currently is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. After ISIS attacks to Iraqi minorities in 2014, Maher has prioritised aiding Iraq’s vulnerable minorities, particularly Yazidis and Christians.

Ashur Kanwal

Ashur Kanwal is a Christian who grew up among severe discrimination in Pakistan: while he was at school, he was beaten, bullied and harassed from primary school right up until he graduated from university. After helping to teach at his father’s school, set up for Christians and Hindus to receive an education free of discrimination, Ashur and his sister were forced to flee Pakistan and take up residence in the UK.

Ashur is very involved in his local UK church, leading a young adults group and his church cricket team. He is currently studying computer game development.

Mervyn Thomas

Mervyn Thomas talking at Pursue Justice

Mervyn Thomas is the Founder and CEO of CSW. He is also a member of the Foreign Office Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Chairman of the Religious Liberty Partnership (a collaboration of Christian organisations in over 20 countries), and a member of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship Religious Liberty Commission. Mervyn has travelled extensively with CSW, meeting those who suffer because of their religion or belief.