South Asian Forum
The South Asian Forum (SAF) was formed in 2010 by the Evangelical Alliance to unite and support the 75,000 South Asian Christians, originally from the eight South Asian countries, who are now living in Britain. It was set up to provide a forum 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.
As a 'minority within a minority' South Asians need a voice to respond quickly and with unity to issues: for example, pressure on Christians in Pakistan and the on-going fragility of the country, persecution of some Indian Christians, or the intense suffering caused by the divisions in Sri Lanka.
SAF is an integral part of the larger Alliance but with its own officers and steering group. Members of SAF - churches, individuals, organisations, networks - are also members of the Alliance, with a proportion of their donations allocated to the development of SAF.
SAF is led by national coordinator Manoj Raithatha.
For more information, visit www.eauk.org/saf.