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.

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.

EU Concerns Mount Over Abducted Bangladesh Pastor and Daughter (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns are mounting over the whereabouts of a Rohingya Christian pastor and his teenage daughter,...

NEWS ALERT: Bangladesh Blocks Website Of Christian Dissident (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/HONG KONG (BosNewsLife)-- Bangladesh has reportedly blocked the website of leading Christian rights activist, author and journalist William Nicholas Gomes, who now lives in exile amid fears of repercussions.

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.

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 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.

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.

NEWS ALERT: Tortured Bangladesh Christian Activist Hiding In Hong Kong (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HONG KONG, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- He was tortured for his Christian faith, but still wanted to "sing the songs of David." He was naked, but "Jesus Christ" clothed him "with His Love." Words of Christian rights activist William Nicholas Gomes, a former Muslim who fled rough police and Islamic extremists in his native Bangladesh.  

Bangladesh Pastors’ Wife “Raped” By Angry Muslims

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BANGLADESH-RELIGION-EASTERBosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of a pastor in Bangladesh was recovering Thursday, January 29, after after she was reportedly gang raped by local Muslims, the latest in a series of violent incidents against the country's embattled Christian minority.