‘Growing Number Of Christians In Afghanistan’ Despite Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Asia and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A growing number of Afghans, including politicians, are embracing Christianity and meet in "house churches" despite death treats and attacks by Islamic militants, according to Christians rights activists and news reports monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 4.

International Petition As Afghan Christians Face Execution (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists launched on Monday, February 7, an international petition urging Afghanistan to release detained converts to Christianity, amid fears they may be executed.

BREAKING NEWS: Afghanistan Releases Christian Convert Assadullah (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released on bail after international pressure, but concerns remain about his safety, his friends confirmed to BosNewsLife Friday, April 8.

‘No Churches Left in Afghanistan,’ US Says

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The U.S. State Department says there are no Christian churches left standing in Afghanistan after local courts backed the destruction of the last known church building in the troubled nation.

NEWS ALERT: Afghan Man Beheaded For Faith In Christ

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By Marshall Ramsey II, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HERAT PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in Afghanistan have beheaded what is believed to be a Christian convert and warned other Afghani Christians of "dire consequences" for leaving Islam, after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, July 3.

Afghan Christians Mourn Americans Killed At Hospital

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By BosNewsLife News Center afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan Christian were mourning Sunday, April 27, three Americans who were shot and killed at a Kabul hospital funded by an American Christian charity.

India Orders Deportation Afghan Christian Widow, Daughters Despite Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan Christian widow and three of her daughters faced possible deportation from India to their homeland Friday, January 20, despite concerns they may be killed or jailed for “apostasy”, after a UN agency reportedly refused to grant them refugee status.  
		                

NEWS ALERT: Afghanistan Postpones Trial Christian Convert; Execution Pending (UPDATE)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan has postponed the trial of a disabled man who faces the death penalty for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, trial observers and officials said Tuesday, November 23.

Concerns Mount Over Kidnapped Catholic Aid Worker In Afghanistan

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Corresponjudith-PTI-380dent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan Thursday, June 23, despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on June 9 by a crime group specialized in abducting foreign nationals.

Afghanistan Debates Execution Christian Converts

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian minority faced more danger Monday, September 23, after a key legislator suggested that those who convert from Islam to Christianity "are to be executed," Catholics familiar with the situation said.