Indonesia Christians Sentenced For Evangelism; US Under Pressure
By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The United States was under pressure Friday, October 4, to condemn "grave violations” of religious freedom in Indonesia amid reports that two Indonesian Christians were sentenced to three years imprisonment for evangelism.
Indonesia’s Pentecostal Church Evangelizing Despite Opposition
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- When Ferry Mamangkey had a liver health scare he knew he needed a miracle. Now many prayers and "miracles" later, the recovered 62-year-old evangelist has become 'Indonesia's Billy Graham' traveling through often remote areas of this diverse archipelago of thousands of islands. "My healing was a miracle. The Lord touched me in my home. Now I am praying for the sick as part of the Gospel outreach."
Church Bombings in Indonesia Kill 13, Dozens Injured
By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group claims its fighters have bombed three churches in the capital of Indonesia's East Java province during services on Sunday, May 13, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens more.
Indonesia Christmas Marred By Attacks With Rotten Eggs, Sewage
By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christians in Indonesia were recovering of shock Wednesday, December 26, after Muslims threw rotten eggs, manure and bags with urine at Christians trying to celebrate Christmas, witnesses said.
Religious Leaders End Protest Over Woman Sentenced For Blasphemy in Indonesia
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Religious leaders in Indonesia's North Sumatra province have reportedly agreed to stop protesting the prison term given to a local Buddhist woman for allegedly insulting Islam. Meiliana, a 44-year-old ethnic Chinese woman, had complained the Muslim call to prayer, repeated five times a day, was being played too loudly at the mosque near her house in the port town of Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra.
Indonesia Militants, Officials Close West Java Church
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)– A Protestant congregation in Indonesia's West Java province was without a church and other properties Sunday, October 16, after suspected Islamic militants and local authorities raided the building, a pastor said.
Four Christians Butchered As Terror Rocks Indonesia Province
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife JAKARTA,INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)— At least four Christians were killed in a suspected Islamic terror attack on the Salvation...
Indonesia To Prosecute Muslim Hardliners For Attack On Church
By BosNewsLife Correspondents Stefan J. Bos and Joseph C. DeCaro
Indonesia Christians Fearful As Radical Cleric Returns
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians and moderate Muslims in Indonesia fear new tensions after a hardline Islamic cleric...
Indonesia Islamists Breakup House Church Meeting
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indonesia's hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) group broke up a house church meeting in...