Man works with a shovel

Afghan refugee man works on building a house at the Shamshatoo refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan.


His message was received through the morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre, which focused on John 15:1-8, and how we “bear fruit” and become disciples of Jesus. 

Peters is presiding bishop of Peshawar in the Church of Pakistan. The Peshawar Diocese historically has covered also the Afghanistan territory. Since destruction of a protestant church in Kabul in June 1973, “there are no proper church buildings for Christians in Afghanistan”, noted bishop Peters.

He reflected on the characteristics of Jesusdisciples—and how those characteristics are present in todays disciples across the world. 

This is the divine character within us,” he said. Its a heartfelt reaction to the overwhelming grace we have been given.”

Discipleship, he added, is about coming together, learning from one another, and supporting one another. Its a reality check,” he said. Discipleship is a courageous and joyous way of life.”

WCC member churches in Pakistan

Ecumenical Prayer cycle: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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