BosNewsLife Covering Plight Of Persecuted Christians in Indonesia

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting from BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos from Jakarta JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of people in Indonesia are becoming Christians, despite efforts by authorities and militants to halt this trend, according to an extensive BosNewsLife investigation. Amid the turmoil, the world's largest Muslim nation experiences unprecedented church growth. Following are links to the SEVEN latest stories about the trials and triumphs of those seeking Christ or who raise debate about Indonesia's attitudes towards minorities. Click on the headline or read more. Media can reach reporter Stefan J. Bos for interviews or additional audio via or +36 70 31 71 611

Jakarta’s Christians On Edge Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians prayed as Indonesia's capital Jakarta was bracing for a...

NEWS ALERT: Netherlands Party Condemns Indonesia Militant Threats Against Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Johan Th. Bos in the Netherlands and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center AMSTERDAM/JAKARTA (BosNewsLife)-- The Dutch far right Party for Freedom (PVV) says the Netherlands should demand that Indonesia improves protection of Christians amid reports that hard-line Muslims prepare for a religious war with that country's Christian minority.

Indonesia Muslim Mob Halts Church Services

By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Muslim protesters have prevented a Protestant church from holding its Sunday service in Indonesia's province of West Java after similar incidents elsewhere in this heavily Islamic nation, Christians said Thursday, November 15.

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.

Indonesia Christmas Marred By Attacks With Rotten Eggs, Sewage

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Indonesiachristians 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.

Indonesia Muslims Burn Churches, Homes Over Blasphemy

BosNewsLife Asia Service levelledJAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to the troubled district of Masohi in Indonesia's Central Maluku province, where angry Muslims torched churches, dozens of homes and other properties after a Christian teacher allegedly made comments insulting Islam, rights investigators said Wednesday, December 17.

Libya Church Torched After Death Evangelical; Indonesia Church Facing Destruction

By BosNewsLife Africa Service and BosNewsLife Asia Service LibyaTRIPOLI/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.

Indonesia Court Pressured To Repeal Blasphemy Laws

By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- A major Christian rights group has urged Indonesia’s Constitutional Court to repeal blasphemy laws that it claims have been "widely misused to persecute religious minorities" in the Islamic country.

Minority Rules – Is It Too Late For Indonesia? (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Indonesia is supposed to be one of the more moderate of all the Muslim countries. Christians comprise more than 10 per cent of the population, and the country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion