By BosNewsLife Africa Service and BosNewsLife Asia Service TRIPOLI/JAKARTA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in two heavily Islamic nations were struggling Thursday, March 21, as believers in Libya faced rebuilding their torched church while half-a-world away in Indonesia, Christians were ordered to dismantle their place of worship.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The army patrolled the streets of a village on Indonesia's Sumatra island Wednesday, January 28, after two churches were burned down by a Muslim mob.
(At least six people have been killed and hundreds injured in the latest riots in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, after the General Election Commission (KPU)...
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of Indonesia's main Pentecostal denomination urges church members to...
BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Worship Amid Deadly Blasts, Closing Churches, Saying Farewell (Oct.27-Nov.3)
By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's October 27-November 3 newsweek was marked by reports of deadly attacks against Christians, church closures, detentions, a violent storm and saying farewell to one of the news agency's own giants.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian survivors of a massive earthquake in heavily Islamic Indonesia urgently need food, blankets,...
By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have celebrated Christmas in a volatile area of Indonesia's West Java province, despite concerns of more attacks against them, Christians said Saturday, December 26.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Fears that Islamic State supporters may be planning attacks in Indonesia are a further concern to the country’s Christian minority, who are already suffering from the growing Islamist presence in their nation. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper reported that Indonesian police stepped up security at places of worship, along with embassies and shopping malls, following the recent Paris attack
By BosNewsLife News Center JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims have protested the construction of a Protestant church in the capital of Indonesia's South Sumatra Province, the latest in a series of obstacles against church projects in the mainly Muslim nation, news reports said Wednesday July 15.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The secretary-general of Indonesia's main Pentecostal denomination says up to 20 church members are killed annually due to their faith in Jesus Christ amid mounting concern about spreading Islamic extremism here. Johannis ('John') Hus Lumenta spoke to BosNewsLife at church headquarters in Jakarta, where mosques compete for attention with the Muslim call to prayer reverberating throughout this vibrant capital