Nepal Detains Christians In Crackdown On Evangelism
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Four Christians are behind bars in Nepal for allegedly converting people to Christianity as part of an apparent government-led crackdown on evangelism...
Nepal Christians Accused Of “Witchcraft” Released From Prison
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Four Nepali Christians who were sentenced in December 2016 to five years imprisonment for "violence and witchcraft" after praying for a mentally ill woman have been released, rights activists confirmed Friday, October 6.
Nepal To Prosecute Evangelical Christians For Spreading Bibles
By Mark H.J. Fino, BosNewsLife Special Asia Correspondent KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Seven evangelical lay Christians Christians and a pastor who were detained and allegedly mistreated in Nepal after being caught handing out Bibles to children have been released but could face a trial for "proselytizing", church sources told BosNewsLife.
MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU,NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Native Christian missionaries in Nepal say they will continue evangelism despite unrest over a newly constitution that enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing. The new constitution signed by Nepal's president on September 20 outlaws "any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another," with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.
India Christians Recover After Hindu Militants Attack Pentecostal Church
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)—Evangelical Christians in central India are recovering after Hindu militants reportedly attacked them at a Pentecostal church, injuring a pastor and other believers while forcing several worshipers to “reconvert” to Hinduism.
Nepal Rocked By Church Bombings Amid Concerns Over Constitution
By Mark H. Junayed, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nepal KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)— Christians in Nepal flock to prayer services after several church bombings, carried out by suspected Hindu militants, injured at least three people in recent days, church leaders told BosNewsLife.
Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country's new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal.
BREAKING NEWS: Christians Suffering In Earthquake Hit Nepal; Death Toll 4,000
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers were among those desperately searching for survivors who may be buried amid the rubble in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu, or trapped in remote mountain villages, as the death toll soared past 4,000 from Saturday's massive earthquake.
Nepal Urged To Respect Christians Rights In New Constitution
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- An advocacy group has urged Nepal's assembly meant to write a new constitution and serve as Parliament to guarantee religious freedom of Christians and other minorities, amid calls for a constitutional ban on all conversions to Christianity or other religions.