Bangladesh Christians Captured, Forced to Return to Buddhism

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife) -- Buddhist extremists held eight Chakma Christians for four days to force them to return to Buddhism, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, September 25.

Bangladesh Jails Christian Evangelist; Appeal Planned

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian evangelist has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for "creating chaos" by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering north of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, trial observers said Thursday, March 24.

Islamic Militants Hack To Death Christian Grocer In Bangladesh

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By BosNewsLife Asia Serviceisis DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the murder of a Christian grocer who was hacked to death Sunday, June 5, after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh. The Islamic State (IS) group said the attack was "part of a series of operations" targeting Christians and other religious minorities in the impoverished Asian nation.

Aid Workers: ‘Christians Lost Everything In Bangladesh Fire’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Persecuted Christian families “lost everything” when a fire raged through a refugee camp...

Islamic Militants Threaten To Kill Bangladesh Evangelist (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife hujiDHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian evangelist says he has fled Bangladesh after Islamic militants threatened to kill him for converting to Christianity. Mark Huda Junayed Fino, 23, confirmed to BosNewsLife Saturday, March 26, that he is outside the country and studying at a Bible college in a somewhat more "safe Asian nation", though security concerns remain.

Aid Group Building Homes For Homeless Christians In Bangladesh After Deadly Violence

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A British Christian aid organization wants to build homes for the first group of thousands of homeless Christian Santal people in northern Bangladesh, a year after security forces destroyed their houses killing several villagers. "Next Monday will be the first anniversary of a night of terrible violence against Christians in Bangladesh when over 5,500 lost their homes and three were killed," Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Bangladesh Releasing Jailed Evangelist

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Bangladesh was to release Friday, April 1, a young evangelist who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for "creating chaos" by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering.

Bangladesh Christian Couple Attacked Over Baptism

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service Christianattacks DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to a village in northern Bangladesh after an angry mob attacked a Christian couple because they were baptised, while a Christian who carried out the baptism was beaten and lost his job, BosNewsLife learned.

Bangladesh – Making Cricket News for Wrong Reasons (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist bangladeshaustraliaMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Cricket is little known outside countries that were once part of the British Empire. Yet in some of those places, and particularly on the Indian sub-continent, it enjoys immense popularity. In India itself it is by far the most popular sport, and here in Australia our national team attracts a large and enthusiastic following. So it was big news in early October when Cricket Australia announced that it had abandoned plans for a short series of test matches in Bangladesh, because of security concerns.

Bangladesh Village Expels Couple For Embracing Christianity

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By BosNewsLife News Center five_wellDHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have reportedly forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity, BosNewsLife News learned Monday, January 19.