Pakistan Christian Girls Forced To Marry and Convert

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- There is growing anxiety about the plight of several teenage Christians girls who were...

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Christian Man Detained For Blasphemy (Update)

protestagainst By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man has been detained in Pakistan's heartland Punjab province on allegations of blasphemy against Islam, shortly after a Christian couple was burned to death by a mob for allegedly insulting Muslims.

China Court Refuses Release Christian Bookstore Owner

By BosNewsLife Asia Service mi20shi20weihanBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese Christian Shi Weihan, the owner of a Christian bookstore and a well-known house church leader, remained detained Friday, April 17, after a Beijing court refused to immediately rule on his future, trial observers said.

India Christians Mourn Murdered Grandmother As Attacks Continue

BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central India have begun the New Year in mourning and with concerns about their future after a grandmother was apparently stripped naked, beaten to death and her body burned because her Christian faith was "disturbing the peace" in her village. The incident in the remote village of Dokawaya was the latest in a series of recent incidents in India's Chhattisgarh state, which included the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

Afghanistan Halts Work Church Groups; Christians Concerned

By BosNewsLife News Center 52642KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers in Afghanistan faced legal challenges Wednesday, June 2, after authorities ordered two Western church groups to stop their activities amid suspicions they were converting Muslims to Christianity -- an offense that carries the death penalty under Afghan law.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Killed In Massive Attacks In Northwest Pakistan

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BPeshawar-gunos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for attacks in a Christian neighborhood and outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan Friday, September 2, that officials said killed at least 12 and wounded dozens.

India Hindu Militants To “Behead” Evangelists

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife   NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a hardline Hindu group wants India's constitution to legalize the killing of Christian evangelists and, for instance, promoters of other non-Hindu religions.  

Pakistan Christians Forgive Church Attackers

By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to a Pakistani village in Pakistan's turbulent Punjab province after local Christians announced they had forgiven armed Muslims who attacked their church, mediators said.

Indonesia’s Pentecostals Preach Christ After Losing Members In Islamic Attacks (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The secretary-general of Indonesia's main Pentecostal denomination says up to 20 church members are killed annually due to their faith in Jesus Christ amid mounting concern about spreading Islamic extremism here. Johannis ('John') Hus Lumenta spoke to BosNewsLife at church headquarters in Jakarta, where mosques compete for attention with the Muslim call to prayer reverberating throughout this vibrant capital

14 Killed As Anti Christian Violence Spreads In India

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Southeast Asia Correspondent reporting from India with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's George Whitten NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high Wednesday, September 15, in several parts of India where reports of Koran burning in the United States sparked deadly attacks against Christian institutions.