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.

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.

Millions Pray For Persecuted Church

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 3881BUDAPEST/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians from Vancouver to Vladivostok were praying Sunday, November 8, for persecuted Christians, amid reports of increased repression in several countries around the world.

Thousands Of North Korean Christians Receive Food And Secret Training

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Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent North Korea US AidSEOUL/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of North Korean Christians have received food and Christian education from a major Western organization, despite fresh attempts by North Korea's leadership to crackdown on foreign aid, BosNewsLife established Wednesday, March 18.

American Missionary Detained In North Korea Inspired By Biography (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_korea_Robert_Park_26dec09_eng_480SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A young American missionary, who has reportedly been detained for illegally entering North Korea on Christmas Day, was inspired to go there by a biography about the "first Christian martyr" of present day North Korea, suggested an e-mail obtained by BosNewsLife Sunday, December 27.

Concerns Over US Missionary Serving 15 Years In North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife kenneth-bae-detained-american-in-north-koreaPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Thursday, May 30, over the whereabouts of an American evangelical missionary after North Korea confirmed it had sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor for alleged "hostile acts" against the Communist-run isolated state. Pae Jun-ho, known in the U.S. as Kenneth Bae, was tried on April 30, the state news agency KCNA said.

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.

NEWS ALERT: Christian Broadcaster Boosting North Korea Programs Amid War Threat

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos broadcasterPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) said Thursday, April 11, that it is launching new programs aimed at North Korea to bring "a message of peace and hope" to "counter the swirling rumors of war" in the troubled region. TWR's announcement came after South Korea’s foreign minister warned that North Korea was expected to conduct a nuclear capable missile launch Thursday, April 11, a development that prompted that country and the U.S. to increase their military alerts levels.

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.