Billy Graham’s Music Director Cliff Barrows Dies At 93

By BosNewsLife News Center cliffbarrowsphoto CHARLOTTE, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Cliff Barrows, the longtime music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) who accompanied the famed evangelists for decades, has died after a brief illness. He was 93. Barrows died Tuesday, November 15, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, the BGEA said.

Hungary “Forcing” Missionaries To Leave Under New Law

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos americansBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Foreign missionaries living in Hungary fear they will be forced to leave the country under new tax legislation, amid a wider government crackdown on religious groups.

Study Christian Persecution Grim And Hopeful

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistMusims-Burn-Christian-Homes-in-Pakistan-Christian-Persecution WASHINGTON/ROME (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We are to learn much more about the current state of Christian persecution from an innovative three-year global research project, and – no surprise – the early findings are distressing. But amidst the gloom are some significant rays of hope.

BREAKING NEWS: Host Limbaugh Released From Hospital; Thanks For Prayers

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife limbaugh-754998HONOLULU/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Thanking listeners for their "prayers and good thoughts," America's controversial conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was released from a Hawaii hospital, after experiencing severe chest pain and what he thought was a heart attack.

AMERICA WATCH: U.S. School Workers “Forced to Pray In Closet”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife praying_hands_bible1WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian school employees in Santa Rosa County of the U.S. state of Florida are forced to “hide in closets” to pray under a controversial court order, according to a non-profit public interest law firm.

U.S. Denies Entry To “Thousands” Of “Persecuted” Iraqi Christians (UPDATE)

(ADDS MORE BACKGROUND, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Joseph DeCaro and Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The immigration status of thousands of Christians fleeing bloodshed and persecution in Iraq remained uncertain Monday, November 28, due to new security measures in the United States following fresh terrorism concerns, aid workers said.

Cuba Pastor Blocked From Leaving Country

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Cuban pastor who was imprisoned and then granted asylum by the United States has been denied permission to leave Cuba, BosNewsLife learned Monday, August 1.  

MISSION WATCH: Ebola Suffering Christian Doctor In US; Infected Missionary Follows (Breaking)

Brantlyupdate By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MONROVIA/ATLANTA (BosNewsLife)-- American Christian doctor Kent Brantly, who contracted the potentially deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, has arrived in the United States where he was put in isolation for further treatment, his charity Samaritan's Purse confirmed.

Cuba Detains Christian Dissidents Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian dissidents in Cuba were under house arrest or  detained elsewhere Sunday, ahead of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the Communist-run island, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Church Evacuated Near School Shooting Site After Threat

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting from the United States and Israel Young children wait outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in NewtownNEWTOWN/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian mourners in Newtown, Connecticut, saw their prayers interrupted when they were evacuated at a Roman Catholic church as a bomb threat was reported by officials during services at the church, about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the site of Friday's school shooting where 20 children were killed.