Sri Lanka Christians Fear Persecution As Fighting Continues

By Kristov Esocia, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent sri-lankaCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Major fighting continued Tuesday, January 20, between Sri Lanka's navy and independence seeking Tamil rebels, adding to concerns among minority Christians who fear renewed persecution by authorities, officials and rights investigators said.

Bangladesh Village Expels Couple For Embracing Christianity

By BosNewsLife News Center five_wellDHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have reportedly forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity, BosNewsLife News learned Monday, January 19.

Detained Chinese Christian Activist In Life Danger

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife mi-peng-ming-photoBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A well-known Christian human rights activist is in life danger after spending over fours in a Chinese prison where he has been denied necessary medical treatment , his family and supporters said in statements monitored by Worthy News Monday, January 19.

Pakistan Christian Girls Raped And Kidnapped

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with Mary Priddy, BosNewsLife International Correspondent _44510469_pakistan_afp416ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) -- Two Christian teenage girls were free Saturday, January 17, as they were rescued after being kidnapped, sold to other men as sex slaves, and forced into Islam by two radical Muslims, Christian rights investigators said.

BREAKING NEWS: China Expels House Church Leader From Beijing

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife mi-pastor-bike-zhangBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces expelled well-known expels evangelist and leader of China's growing house church movement, Pastor 'Bike' Zhang Mingxuan, from the capital Beijing Friday, January 16, while he was praying for a dying Christian man, a well-informed advocacy group told BosNewsLife.

Karen Girl Raped and Killed by Burma Army Soldier

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burma1RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Villagers of the mainly Christian Karen minority in Burma on Monday, January 5, were mourning the death of a seven-year old girl who was raped and murdered by at least one government soldier, the latest in a series of sexual abuses of minorities in the country, investigators said.

Pakistan Police Free Christian Girl From Slavery

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan pakistanflag2SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian teenage girl, who was abducted and enslaved by a Muslim, was with her parents Saturday, January 3, after a local court ordered police to free her, Christians said.

China Court Case Against Officials Banning Worship Services

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china24BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- In a unprecedented move, a Chinese court has agreed to hear a case filed by a pastor against government officials who prohibited worship services in his house church, observers familiar with the trial said Wednesday, December 31.

NEWS ALERT: Taliban Imposes Islamic Law In Pakistan Region (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan 09pakistan-600HANGGU, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians and other non-Muslims faced potential persecution Tuesday, December 30, as militants linked to Taliban and Al-Qaeda groups imposed Shariah, or Islamic law, in the Orakzai Agency tribal region of the restive Pakistani North West Frontier Province (NWFP), officials told BosNewsLife.

China Christian Workers And Survivors Missing In Earthquake Zone

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife q06_17024871BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian volunteers and survivors of China's worst earthquake in a generation remained missing Sunday, December 28, after Christmas Eve police raids on homes under construction in the devastated Sichuan province amid anger among authorities over the involvement of churches in relief efforts, an advocacy group said.