Laos Jails Pastors For Spreading Christianity

By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAOSVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christian pastors have been jailed in southern Laos for spreading Christianity, their supporters told BosNewsLife Thursday, February 7. The jailed Christians, who lead evangelical congregations in Savannakhet province, were identified as Pastor Bounma of Alowmai Village Church in Phin district, Pastor Somkaew of Kengsainoi Village Church in Phin district, and Pastor Bounmee of Savet Village Church, in Sepon district.

Laos Christian Villagers Face Expulsion For Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian villagers in southern Laos face expulsion from their homes and death threats Friday, March 21, because they refuse to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, friends told BosNewsLife.

Laos Church Leader Jailed Without Trial, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos la-lgflagVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential house church leader is jailed in Laos for more than half a year and he may be killed as authorities fear the spread of Christianity in the region where he has been working, an advocacy group said Friday, April 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Lao Christians ‘Reclaim’ Confiscated Church Buildings (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  
VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Members of three evangelical churches in southern Laos began reclaiming their church buildings confiscated by Lao authorities in a daring move to worship during Palm Sunday, the countdown to Easter, a representative told BosNewsLife.

Laos Authorities Slaughter Livestock Christian Families

By BosNewsLife Asia Service photo_bamboochurchwithdestroyedroofVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian families in a rural area of Laos were without livestock Sunday, July 12, after authorities slaughtered the animals because they refused to renounce their faith, religious rights investigators said.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Detains Pastor For Spreading Christianity (UPDATE)

(ADDS REPORTS ABOUT EXPELLED CHRISTIANS FROM HOME) By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Police in northern Laos have detained a pastor "for attracting people to the Christian faith" as part of a wider crackdown on evangelism in the region, a representative told BosNewsLife Saturday, June 9.

Laos Christians Facing Expulsion For Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Laos-150x150VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have told Christians to recant their faith in Christ or face expulsion from their village amid a wider crackdown on churches, a human rights official and friend of the believers told BosNewsLife.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

‘Laos Jails Village Church Leader For Not Renouncing Faith’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a growing village church in central Laos was behind bars Wednesday, August 22, for refusing to renounce his faith in Jesus Christ, his supporters told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Detains Thai, Lao Christians For Bible Study

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have jailed four Christians, including two Thai citizens, in northern Laos after they were caught explaining the Bible to at least one Lao man, their supporters told BosNewsLife Saturday.