Nepal Detains Christians In Crackdown On Evangelism
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Four Christians are behind bars in Nepal for allegedly converting people to Christianity as part of an apparent government-led crackdown on evangelism...
“He Knew!” Persecution Eases in Sri Lanka (COLUMN)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I read regular commentaries on the persecuted church and one in particular has stuck in my mind. It's a chilling 2013 article in America’s Baptist Press agency titled “Sri Lankan churches attacked, closed.” It detailed an escalating series of attacks on churches by mobs of Buddhist extremists. In many cases local authorities refused help, sometimes even effectively endorsing the violence. Some people had reportedly become afraid of stepping foot in church. Yet, it was something else that caught my attention and has remained in my memory...
Sri Lanka Pastor Forgives Bombers (UPDATE)
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- The senior pastor of a Sri Lankan...
China ‘Abusing’ Family Of Christian Activist Amid Crackdown
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife and BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian woman and pro-democracy activist in southern China says...
Church Bombings In Philippines Kill 20, Injure Dozens
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Linda Bordoni and Robin Gomes MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife) -- Two bomb blasts shook a Catholic cathedral in the troubled southern Philippines where Islamic militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding some 80 others, police officials said.
BREAKING: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Arrives in Canada After Deathrow Case
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD/OTTAWA (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi fled her country and arrived in Canada on...
Hindu Hardliners Threaten To Kill Indian Priest; Police Near Church
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Security was stepped up Easter Sunday, April 8, around a historic Catholic church and an adjacent convent of missionary nuns in eastern India where Hindu hardliners threatened to murder a priest, sparking fears of renewed anti-Christian violence that killed many people in the area, church officials told BosNewsLife.
India Militants Attack Christian Widows For Faith
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian widows were still recovering from their injuries in India on Thursday, September 12, after they and other believers were reportedly attacked by Hindu militants for refusing to abandon their faith in Christ.
BREAKING: Lawyer Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Gets Shelter In Netherlands
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan has received "temporary shelter" in The Netherlands, the Dutch foreign minister confirmed Thursday, November 8.
BREAKING: Lawyer of Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Flees To Netherlands Amid Death Threats
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman who faced the death sentence in Pakistan for blasphemy has fled to The Netherlands amid international fears for his safety.