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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Children are among dozens of Christians who have been beaten and driven from their homes in central India by Hindu militants because they refused to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India's eastern state of Jharkhand say the murder of a Lutheran pastor by suspected Hindu militants marks a new chapter in an ongoing crackdown on devoted Christians in the region.The body of Pastor Abraham Soreng of Goosner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jharkand's Khunti district was reportedly found with several injuries on May 6. His funeral was held the next day in nearby Kadma village.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian pastor and his pregnant wife are reportedly recovering after they were attacked by Hindu militants for refusing to praise a Hindu god.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- New details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding the death of an Indian missionary who friend say was killed for his faith in Jesus Christ by members of India's Koya tribe amid mounting attacks in India against devoted Christians.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos. NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A young widow who was jailed in India for her evangelistic activities has died of a heart attack, BosNewsLife learned Friday, March 27. Vani, 31, was reportedly detained early last year on what her supporters viewed as trumped up charges of "kidnapping a teenage girl" and "forcing" her to convert to Christianity.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians faced severe persecution and at least five believers were murdered in India last year, a Catholic body said in a report monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, February 10. The report released by the India-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) documented 120 attacks on Christians and their institutions, including churches, across India in 2014 alone.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian police have detained hundreds of Christians demonstrating against attacks on churches in New Delhi and nearby areas amid concerns over a wider crackdown on Christianity in this predominantly Hindu nation.