Some readers are aware of recent disruptive events at Edwardes College in Peshawar. After a hiatus prompted by the sensitivity of the situation, I am resuming communications with the wider world through the blog – not only about Edwardes but also, as before, about more general developments in mission, world Christianity, interfaith relations and the like. Beginning with this post, I bring you on board with the Edwards situation.
A 4-month delay in the granting of a fresh work visa meant that I was not able to return to Peshawar after the summer until Nov. 21. A number of disturbing events occurred in December, which are described below in my Jan. 7 letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. I returned home for Christmas, then came back to Pakistan on Jan. 22, but have been working with the Church on the situation mostly from Islamabad. Further recent events and reflections will be posted in the coming days.