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Everone Hears When Fr Warner Speaks

Everone Hears When Fr Warner Speaks, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway…
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway."
— Mother Teresa

If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve." — Mother Teresa

The Christian Voice Must Be Heard By The Elected Representatives of Bandra

Fr Warner Prays With The Crowds For Peace And Calm

Jesus Watches The Pain of His Loved Ones

Jesus Watches The Pain of His Loved Ones, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

Halu and Me At The Prayer March..

Halu and Me At The Prayer March.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. We both are Shia Muslims and friends of the Christians in Bandra...

As I Walked With The Christians I Shot The Crosses Too

As I Walked With The Christians I Shot The Crosses Too, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?"
— Mother Teresa

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh Leads From The Front

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh Leads From The Front, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,668 items / 1,383,421 views

A very upright dedicated police officer , senior Inspector Samad Shaikh of Bandra Police Station Hill Road led from the front , this peaceful march of the Christians asking respect for their crosses that are being demolished in spite of being hundreds of years old in Bandra and part of the East Indian culture and heritage.


He was there walking along with the Christians and seeing that law order safety was maintained..at Walkathon 2 Prayer March that begin at Mount Carmel Church and ended at St Peter Church Bandra.

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh Leads From The Front

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh Leads From The Front, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,668 items / 1,383,421 views

A very upright dedicated police officer , senior Inspector Samad Shaikh of Bandra Police Station Hill Road led from the front , this peaceful march of the Christians asking respect for their crosses that are being demolished in spite of being hundreds of years old in Bandra and part of the East Indian culture and heritage.


He was there walking along with the Christians and seeing that law order safety was maintained..at Walkathon 2 Prayer March that begin at Mount Carmel Church and ended at St Peter Church Bandra.

Jesus At Crossroads

Jesus At Crossroads, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa

Fr Jaun Who Told Me Christianity Is Another Name For Humanity

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise. Mother Teresa

'I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.'" Matthew 19:23-24

A Protest Within a Prayer of Peace

A Protest Within a Prayer of Peace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,649 items / 1,383,411 views

leave our
heritage
religious
structures
alone
dont hurt
our religious
feelings
an action
we wont condone
instead for a change
start demolishing
illegal structures
booze joints
prostitution
gambling dens
hafta prone
your silence
shames us
say the Christians
who voted you to power
the very people you disown
elected representatives of bandra
to seats that you are enthroned
a healing touch is what is
required but you dont care
save for your own
come down to earth
be human be kind
be sensitive not
arrogant proud high blown
dont forget the seat now yours
is only temporary on loan
your errors of omission commission
with sound judgment you will atone
god above all between the devil
deep sea the gravestone

dedicated to Fr Warner

Prayer Walk For Protecting The Crosses of Mumbai

Prayer Walk For Protecting The Crosses of Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. You must be the change that you wish to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi

Navroz Mubarak From Marziya Shakir

Navroz Mubarak From Marziya Shakir, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 88,596 items / 536,894 views


Navroz or the New Day is 21st March. There are many specialties of the day. Moulla ibn Kais, one of the companions of the sixth Imam, Imam Jaffer Sadiq narrates that he visited the Holy Imam on 21st March and the Imam asked him whether he was aware of the importance of the day. Moulla replied that the day is the first day of the spring and is very important for the Iranians who observe this as a festival and exchange gifts. Imam replied that there are several attributes of the day and they are:

This is the day when Allah (SWT) took the Covenant from the souls of the humans that they should consider Him as One without any companion in prayers and that they should also believe in the Holy Prophets and the fourteen Masoomeens (the sin-less).

This is the day when the Holy Spirit entered the body of Adam and he started praying to Allah (SWT).

This is the day when the sun’s …

We Walk With God To Save Our Crosses

The Christians of Bandra Walk For Peace Through Prayer

The Christians of Bandra Walk For Peace Through Prayer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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Against demolishing of their Crosses and hurting their religious sensibilities and religious feelings desecrating their holy symbols that are part of their ancestral pride and heritage

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
(Matthew 5.3-12 ESV)

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? (Matthew 5:43-47 )

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36)

Jesus at Crossroads

Jesus at Crossroads, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45)

Joe Dias Cross at The Prayer March

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

United Stand For Peace And Humanity

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

United Stand For Peace And Humanity

The Christians Made Me A Good Muslim So I Came Out For Them

Than They Came For The Muslims

Than They Came For The Muslims, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,574 items / 1,383,195 views

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.


Pastor Martin Niemoller

The Poet Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church

Wake Up Bandra Walkathon 2 Prayer March Mount Carmel Church, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,556 items / 1,383,143 views


A prayer march to protest against the demolition of heritage religious structures.

On Sunday 20 March 2011 at 6.30 pm..from Mount Carmel Church near Lilavati Hospital.

Wear Black in Protest

Bombay Catholic Sabha
Catholic Secular Front
St Peters Church
Cross
Mobai Gothan Panchayat
St John Baptist Church
Bombay East Indian Association
Mount Carmels Church
St Vincent de Paul


This is my new set at Flickr.com I shot today walking with the Christian community and sharing their pain on demolition of crosses which is nothing but religious persecution against their peaceful community as soft targets of political connivance and hate.

The rally ended after moving through Chapel Road Waroda Road St Andrews Church Almeida Park at St Peter Church with talks by the various Christian organizations all united in their stand against oppression and apat…