Pakistan Government To Reopen Christian Girls Schools After Attacks

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan rubble-of-a-high-school-blown-up-by-terrorists-in-swat-pakistanPESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A key government official has pledged to re-open Christian schools and other education institutions for girls in Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province (NWFP) after they were attacked by Muslim militants.

India Alliance Urges Parties To Halt Anti-Christian Violence

BosNewsLife Asia Service indian-christianNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A nation-wide alliance of church leaders, denominations, mission groups and other Christian organizations in India urged all political parties Tuesday, February 2, to make defending religious minorities a key priority ahead of upcoming general elections, amid concerns over spreading anti-Christian violence in the country.

Pakistan Christians Protest Police “Torture” And Sexual Abuse

By Jawad Mazhar Special Correspondent for BosNewsLife reporting from Sargodha, Pakistan pakistan1SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Monday, February 2, to an impoverished area of the Pakistani city of Sargodha where police “tortured” Christian residents, which included beatings and sexually molesting girls and women, local Christians told BosNewsLife.

India Missionaries Injured In Mob Violence

By Rodney Drinnen, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent newsupdate012309bNEW DELHI, INDIA (Worthy News)-- Two native missionaries in India were recovering from injuries Sunday, February 1, as they were beaten by an angry mob in the northeastern state of Manipur after showing a film in the life of Jesus, the latest in a series of attacks against evangelists in the Asian nation, co-workers said.

India Missionary Facing Trial Over “Forced” Conversions

By Joe DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent indianowNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife) -- A major mission group in India said one of its missionaries was out of jail Saturday, January 31, but cautioned he still awaits trial for allegedly forcing people to convert to Christianity in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

MISSION WATCH: Wycliffe Building Airstrips To Rescue Missionaries

By Joe DeCaro BosNewsLife Special Correspondent photo_lg_papuanewguineaORLANDO, FLORIDA (BosNewsLife) -- U.S.-based Bible translation group Wycliffe Associates (WA) is raising funds and providing volunteers to restore and reopen airstrips in Papua New Guinea to evacuate missionaries for medical reasons should the need arise, an official said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, January, 30.

Bangladesh Pastors’ Wife “Raped” By Angry Muslims

BANGLADESH-RELIGION-EASTERBosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of a pastor in Bangladesh was recovering Thursday, January 29, after after she was reportedly gang raped by local Muslims, the latest in a series of violent incidents against the country's embattled Christian minority.

BREAKING NEWS: Frail Chinese Christian Activist “Near Death”

BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 2007-8-30-3931941hua-zai-chengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Christian man, known for his work among reportedly persecuted believers, was "near death" Thursday, January 29, but authorities denied him a final meeting with his imprisoned Christian wife, friends told BosNewsLife.

“Blasphemy” Christians Released In Pakistan But Violence Continues

Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan pakiISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Five Pakistani Christians who were detained and charged with "blasphemy" against Islam during April 2007 spend their first weekend in freedom Sunday, January 25, after they were freed from prison, but the news was overshadowed by reports of violence against believers, in which at two persons died died.

INDIA WATCH: Christians Detained And Attacked Across India

By BosNewsLife International Correspondents Rodney Drinnen and Stefan J. Bos christians1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- There was renewed concern Friday, January 23, over the situation of Christians in India as several remained detained on charges of "forcible conversion" and others recovered from injuries after Hindu militants attacked homes and prayer services, Christian rights investigators said.