Kantor King Solomon High School pupil invited for tea at the House of Lords

PUBLISHED: 19:01 20 October 2017

Hannah Chowdhry with Lord David Alton. Picture: Wilson Chowdhry

Hannah Chowdhry with Lord David Alton. Picture: Wilson Chowdhry


A Barkingside pupil visited the House of Lords for tea, after receiving a personal invitation from Baron Alton of Liverpool.

During the two hour meeting, attended by bishops, nuns and priests, Hannah Chowdhry, a student at Kantor King Solomon High School, learnt about the severe persecution Christians face in Northen Nigeria, Syria and Iraq.

The ceremony was organised by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Hannah said: “It was really exciting to enter into the House of Lords, one of the most important political buildings in the UK.”

“Hearing the harrowing accounts of persecution across the middle-east was heartbreaking.

“In my capacity as a volunteer with the British Pakistani Christian Association, I am aware of the brutality minorities face in Pakistan but the scale of the problem elsewhere is a reminder that we live in a dark world.

“I will be praying for victims and for them all to live in a much-improved world.

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