US Missionary Returned To North Korea Labor Camp

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service kenneth-bae-detained-american-in-north-koreaPYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary has been returned to a harsh labor camp in North Korea, despite international concern about his health. The 45-year-old Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen detained for 15 months, was transferred from a hospital to the camp on January 20, a State Department spokesperson said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, February 9.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Releases American Missionary

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an American who was detained since November last year and allegedly mistreated for activities linked to mission work and spreading Christianity in the hardline Communist nation.

Thinking Big – Revival in North Korea (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist north-korea1SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Koreans think big. Many churches in South Korea are, from this year, putting aside one per cent of their annual income for a special fund to help advance unification with North Korea and build up the church there.

North Korea Urged To Release American Christian Amid War Games

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators expressed concerns Monday, July 26, about the plight of a jailed American Christian in North Korea, while U.S.and South Korean warships practiced anti-submarine maneuvers off the Korean peninsula to warn Pyongyang against aggression.

BREAKING NEWS: Korean Christian Worker Feared Kidnapped By North Korea

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- A South Korea-based Christian mission group says one of its workers responsible for contacts with underground churches and rescuing Christians in North Korea has disappeared and may have been kidnapped by North Korean secret service agents. In a statement obtained by BosNewsLife, Serving Life International (SLI) said it was concerned about the whereabouts of Deacon Kim WonHo.

NEWS WATCH: North Korea Starts Nuclear Sites With Christians Trapped In Prison Camps

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Listen to BosNewsLife shorter report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center kimPYONGYANG/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's autocratic leader has announced the restart of all nuclear facilities for both military use and electricity, adding to concerns about hundreds of thousands of inmates, including many Christians, who remain trapped in prison camps.

NEWS ALERT: Concerns Over Detention Australian Missionary In North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service missionarySEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns were mounting Wednesday, February 26, over the whereabouts of an elderly Australian Christian missionary, more than a week after he was detained in North Korea. John Short, 75, was arrested in the capital Pyongyang last Sunday, February 16, while openly expressing his Christian faith during on what was his second mission trip to the isolated Communist-run nation, his wife told media.

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations

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By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

NEWS ALERT: US Missionary Bae and Miller Return Home From North Korea Prison

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BosKenneth Bae WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- The last two Americans held captive by North Korea have returned home and one of them, Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, thanked those who supported him with prayers and advocacy.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Frees U.S. Missionary and Other American

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos kenneth-bae-detained-american-in-north-koreaPYONGYANG/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released American missionary Kenneth Bae, who his family said was imprisoned for his Christian faith, along with fellow U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller, BosNewsLife learned.