The South Asian Forum is part of the Evangelical Alliance, formed in 2010 for South Asian Christians in the UK to encourage, support and equip each other for mission, and to represent their concerns to Government, media and the wider Church.
The group is focused on reaching those in the UK from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Among the resources they offer is the booklet ‘Jesus through Asian eyes’. The booklet addresses 15 questions that aim to answer questions commonly asked by those from Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist backgrounds, ranging from ‘Isn’t it better to follow the religion of my family?’ to ‘Why aren’t all Christians like Jesus?’. You can buy copies of the leaflet for £1 (+ P&P) or read it online. It is also available in kindle edition on Amazon. The SAF also offers a series of Bible studies aimed at South Asians, and publishes a directory of Asian ministries within the UK.
Another key role of the SAF is as an voice for South Asian Christians within the UK, building on the Evangelical Alliance’s strong network and history of advocacy and working with the media. Look for responses to issues raised in the news as well as events for members focussing on outreach and encouragement for the UK’s South Asian Christians.
To find out more about the South Asian Forum and the Evangelical Alliance, visit http://saf.eauk.org/.