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.

Nepal Urged To Improve Religious Rights After Church Attack

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged Nepal's new prime minister to help guarantee freedom of religion in a new constitution, just days after a bomb nearly destroyed a church.

Nepal Frees Pastor After Two Years Jail For Eating Beef

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian pastor was free Wednesday, September 10, after spending nearly two years behind bars in Nepal "for eating beef" amid growing pressure on Christians in the predominantly Hindu nation, rights activists confirmed.

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).

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 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.

Nepal Christians Accused Of “Witchcraft” Released From Prison

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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.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Nepal Church Collapse Kills 24; Dozens Injured

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from the region ap-nepal-people-crowd-around-site-in-katmandu-eng-210-30sep09_11MANILA/KATHMANDU-- A makeshift three-storey church building has collapsed on attendees of a major Christian conference in eastern Nepal, killing at least 24 people, and injuring over 60 others, police said Wednesday, September 30.

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.