Indonesia Regent Orders Closure Of Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Indonesia's semi-autonomous province of Aceh faced a tense Sunday, July 1, after local authorities ordered the demolition of 20 churches.

Indonesia Police Evicts Christian Students

By BosNewsLife Asia Service setia1JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of Christian students were searching for accommodations Saturday, October 31, after security forces evicted them from two sites in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.

West Papua Churches Urge UN To Halt Attacks

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The West Papua Council of Churches urges the United Nations to help end a...

MISSION WATCH: Christians Facing Hardship In Indonesia’s Tsunami Stricken Areas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers are among those rushing to save lives in Indonesia where giant tidal waves, triggered by a volcanic eruption, crashed on the western shores of Java and the southern beaches of Sumatra, the country's two most populous islands, killing more than 430 people including Christians.

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 Easter After Church Suicide Attack Injures 20

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indonesian Christians faced a tense Easter after President Joko Widodo pledged...

Churches Destroyed In Indonesia’s Aceh Province After Deadly Clashes

By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceIndonesiachristians JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province have begun destroying several small churches after hardline Muslims demanding their reportedly killed at least one Christian.

Angry Indonesia Muslims Surround Homes Of Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high Sunday, December 26, near Jakarta where a group of angry Muslims backed by police surrounded homes of Christians in protests against what they called "unauthorized religious services", BosNewsLife learned.

Indonesia To Prosecute Muslim Hardliners For Attack On Church

By BosNewsLife Correspondents Stefan J. Bos and Joseph C. DeCaro
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indonesia will put on trial over a dozen Islamic hard-liners who were allegedly involved in a September attack on two leaders of the Batak Christian Protestant Church just outside Indonesia's capital Jakarta, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, November 19.

Army Moves In After Muslim Mob Burns Indonesia Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service imagesJAKARTA, 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.