[Anglicasn Mainstream] 6 Oct 2008--The Catholic-Christian Secular Forum (CSF) and thousands of others, representing civil society at large, wish to present this memorandum, with an SOS plea for action, before more lives and property is lost in the ethnic cleansing of Christians in India. I write this petition with tears in my eyes, knowing that our help will come from the LORD and those like you, whom He will use to get justice & freedom for HIS persecuted people. I promised the hundreds of victims – babies, women, nuns-priests-pastors & innocent others - whom I personally met, that I would at least tell the world of their desperate situation and appeal to the international conscience to act by signing this petition.
The CSF is India’s only ISO 9001:2000 certified NGO for "undertaking community development programs for human rights, social service, medical aid, education, charity & relief " of the laity, supported by the clergy. The certification is by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia & New Zealand. I, Joseph Dias, as General Secretary of this Mumbai-based NGO have repeatedly visited the many states affected by communal violence, as part of various fact-finding missions and wish to urge all right-thinking persons to please join me and other concerned secular minded world citizens, in appealing to the above, to act before India flares up in communal frenzy, as has been in the past. Hundreds lives (as in Gujarat) can be lost and destruction worth millions of US$ wrought, if no action is taken.