Nepal Detains Suspect In Deadly Church Blast

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos childshoeonbloodshedcarpet1KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nepal tried to worship Saturday, June 13, after police detained a Hindu militant for alleged involvement in a bomb blast that killed three people and injured over a dozen others at a Roman Catholic Church, and the prime minister pledged to end political strife in this impoverished mountainous nation.

Nepal Rocked By Church Bombings Amid Concerns Over Constitution

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By Mark H. Junayed, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nepal christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU, 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 Defends Law Against Evangelism

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepal's government has defended a proposed law that Christians say effectively bans evangelism and could lead to a crackdown on devoted believers. Under the new legislation, anyone who preaches or tries to persuade others to change religion could receive up to five years imprisonment and receive a fine of 50,000 Nepalese Rupees (some $700).

MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU,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.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Suffering In Earthquake Hit Nepal; Death Toll 4,000

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service Nepal-earthquake-4 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 Hindu Militant Asks Forgiveness For Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service HK952_1KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- The jailed chief of a Hindu-militant group has asked forgiveness for his alleged involvement in the May 23 church bombing in Nepal that killed three people.

Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, 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.

Nepal Detains “Mastermind” Of Deadly Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service artchurch1KATMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Nepal say police have detained an alleged leader of a feared militant group who was seen as the mastermind of a deadly attack on a church and other institutions.

Nepal Christians Face Militant Threats And Legal Challenges

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Servic
NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (BosNewsLife)-- A militant group that once forced hundreds of government officials into resigning is now threatening Christian clergy with violence if they do not give in to its extortion demands, Christians said Wednesday, September 29.

Nepal Churches Growing Despite Persecution, Tensions, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian advocacy group said Thursday, June 3, that Nepal's churches are experiencing "unprecedented growth" despite reported political turmoil and persecution.