NEWS ALERT: Burma Army Burning Karen Villages

By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 70 houses, a mobile health clinic and two schools in eastern Burma have been burnt down by army patrols stepping up an offensive against predominantly Christian Karen villagers, rights activists said Thursday, February 11.

Christians Worldwide Pray For Burma

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BURMA_INCONTRILONDON/RANGOON (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians worldwide will unite in prayer for Burma next week as part of global day of prayer for the nation, organizers said

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Troops ‘Kill, Torture’ Christian Kachins Despite Ceasefire Pledge

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Burma Most Kachins are Christians.Via The Kachin MediaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese troops kill or torture civilians and destroy church buildings and even entire villages of the predominantly Christian Kachin minority despite pledges from Burma's nominally civilian government that it seeks ceasefire agreements with ethnic groups, investigators said Sunday, February 12.

NEWS ALERT: ‘Burma Troops Kill, Rape Christian Civilians; Churches Burned’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 20071102_burma NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights groups urged the world Friday, March 22, to pressure Burma to end a crackdown on ethnic and religious minorities after government troops reportedly killed and raped dozens of mainly Christian civilians while burning hundreds of churches and homes.

Burma Kachin Christians Flee Deadly Attacks; Fighting Spreading

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Churches and Buddhist monasteries in a mining area of Burma's northern Kachin state have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees, many of them Christians, since New Year's Day, after the Burmese military reportedly attacked a church and killed several people, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, January 10.

Myanmar Army Destroys Hundreds of Christian Homes

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News YANGON, MYANMAR (BosNewsLife)-- Myanmar's  ruling military has destroyed hundreds of Christian homes homes in recent days...

Daughter Burmese Dissident Fears Father Will Die

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burmaRANGOON/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The daughter of a detained prominent Burmese dissident fears her father will die in prison. In a statement, seen by BosNewsLife Tuesday, March 10, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, 20, said “Unless the situation in Burma changes, I will never see my father again.”

Thailand Returns Thousands Of Christians Fleeing Myanmar Attacks

  By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BANGKOK, THAILAND (BosNewsLife)-- Thailand has denied forcing back more than 2,000 mainly Christian refugees...

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Releases Aung San Suu Kyi; Christians Hopeful

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Aung San Suu Kyi has been released.RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burma's military government on Saturday, November 13, freed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent most of the last two decades in detention.

Activists: Christian Kachin ‘Killed In Burma As Offensive Continues’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The Burmese military continues to carry out "serious human rights abuses" including rape, torture and killings of predominantly Christian ethnic groups, Christian rights activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 11.