BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia Releases House Church Christians (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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.  

India Extremists Beat Evangelical Pastor Unconscious; Family Attacked

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian evangelical pastor was recovering of injuries Sunday, October 21, after he and his family were beaten by "anti-Christian" Hindu extremists near the capital New Delhi, a major mission group and relatives said.

Churches Attacked Across India On Palm Sunday

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".

India State Halts Church Construction After Hindu Pressure

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.

India State Releases Jailed Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Four Christians in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, who were in prison since May on charges of forced conversion, have been released, an advocacy group says.

India Hindu Militants Attack Missionary School, Christians Say

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW 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.

India Detains Christians For “Converting” Children At Bible Camp

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.

India Police Investigating Murder Pastor, Church Burning

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
NEW 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.

India Christians Face Forced Conversions After Deadly Attacks

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two years after losing relatives and property in anti-Christian violence that killed over 100 people, survivors in India's Orissa state are still being pressured to "return" to Hinduism, according to a human rights investigation.

India Police Attack Christian Missionaries

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Christian missionaries in India are recovering after they were attacked by police and local residents over evangelism activities, BosNewsLife learned.