Kazakhstan Baptists Refuse Fines For ‘Illegal’ Worship

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Kazakhstan-president-Nursultan-NazarbayevASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Baptist church member in Kazakhstan can't leave the country and may lose his garage because he refuses to pay fines for attending a worship meeting without state permission, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 12.

Indonesia Christians Sentenced For Evangelism; US Under Pressure

By BosNewsLife Asia Service puel 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.

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 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 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 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 Muslim Mob Smash Church With Urine, Stones

By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians on the outskirt of Indonesia's capital Jakarta tried to resume their lives Wednesday, May 23, a week after an angry Muslim mob threw plastic bags filled with urine at their church congregation celebrating the ascension of Christ and allegedly tried to kill their pastor.

Persecution Christians Seen Rising In Islamic Nations

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Africa and Asia JAKARTA/ABUJA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea leads a list of nations where "Christians face the most severe persecution", but "Muslim-majority" countries represent nine of the top 10 amid spreading Islamic extremism around the world, a major Christian watchdog said in comments obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, January 5.  

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.