||Can Christians Coexist with Muslims in Pakistan?
||Death Sentence for Blasphemy (1:11) -- Pakistani Struggles (1:13) -- Status of Pakistani Christians (1:27) -- Divisions in Gojra (2:04) -- Attack on Gojra Christians (1:54) -- Gojra After Violence (3:18) -- Extremist Muslim Minority (0:59) -- Christian Festival (2:54) -- History of Christianity in Pakistan (2:16) -- Christian and Muslim Harmony (2:01) -- Ambivalence of Christian Pakistani (1:06) -- Becoming an Islamic Republic (2:14) -- Marginalized Christians (2:45) -- Zia-ul-Haq (2:13) -- Blasphemy Law (2:24) -- Bishop's Suicide Protest (2:08) -- Family's Regrets over Suicide (1:53) -- Politics of Blasphemy Law (1:55) -- Culture and Law (2:48) -- Segregation (1:49) -- Church, State and Pakistan (3:08) -- Departure of Middle-Class Christians (2:00) -- Goan Musical Culture (1:59) -- Television Station (2:43) -- Signs of Hope for Reconciliation. (2:39) -- John Joseph's Legacy (1:03) -- Credits: The Crescent and the Cross: Can Christians Coexist with Muslims in Pakistan? (0:49)
||This topical documentary tells of Pakistan's relatively unknown three million Christians. In 1998, Bishop John Joseph shot himself in the head in protest against the blasphemy law. The law is wide-ranging and demands punishments up to the death penalty for anyone deemed to have insulted Islam. While many Christians are able to practice their faith freely, the law remains a vital means of Pakistan's constitutional discrimination today. Nevertheless, most Christians in Pakistan realize it's not a matter of Muslim versus Christian. There are positive signs of Muslims and Christians living peacefully together. Yet so long as the powerful extremist groups keep a stranglehold on the majority religion, Pakistan's Christian population will be worrying about their future.
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|Interest grade level
||8 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Journeyman Pictures (Firm), 2010.|
|Publisher number||50022 Films Media Group|