By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Indian Christians of a thriving Pentecostal house church in Saudi Arabia were back in their home country Sunday, July 24, after they were unexpectedly released by Saudi officials from an overcrowded prison, a church official confirmed to BosNewsLife.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian groups in India have urged authorities to increase protection of churches during the Easter season after at least five churches in the country were reportedly targeted on by Hindu extremists and government officials. The Palm Sunday attacks included disrupting worship services and prayer gatherings, the detention of pastors, their wives and other church members, as well as the beating by a mob of a pastor for allegedly violating "anti-conversion laws".
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India BHUBANESWAR, ORISSA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities backed by Hindu militants have halted the reconstruction of a Baptist church that was destroyed in deadly anti-Christian violence in India's volatile state of Orissa, local Christians said Tuesday, August 23.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Staff of a missionary school in India's eastern state of Andhra Pradesh faced another day of anxiety Thursday, July 8, after Hindu militants attacked and threatened to kill them for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity, Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in northern India where Indian authorities have stopped buses carrying more than 70 Christian children and prevented them from proceeding to a Bible summer camp in Madhya Pradesh state, rights activists and officials said.
By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife) -- Police investigations continued Monday, June 11, into the reasons behind the murder of a Protestant pastor in southern India and the destruction of a church in the north where hundreds of Christians have reportedly fled their homes, BosNewsLife monitored.
By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent