By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan PESHAWAR, 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.
BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW 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.
By Jawad Mazhar Special Correspondent for BosNewsLife reporting from Sargodha, Pakistan SARGODHA, 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.
By Rodney Drinnen, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent NEW 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.
By Joe DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent NEW 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.
By Joe DeCaro BosNewsLife Special Correspondent ORLANDO, 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.
BosNewsLife 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.
BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, 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.
Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan ISLAMABAD, 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.
By BosNewsLife International Correspondents Rodney Drinnen and Stefan J. Bos NEW 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.