BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Members Of Largest House Church

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese police detained "over 100 members" of one of China's largest unregistered Protestant churches Sunday, April 10, after its members tried to hold an open-air prayer meeting in the capital Beijing, a Christian rights group said.

India Police Investigate Murder Of Seminary Rector K.J. Thomas

By BosNewsLife Asia Service PRIESTKILLEDBANGALORE, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India's southwestern city of Bangalore continued searching Thursday, April 4, for murder suspects after the priest and rector of a major Catholic seminary was found beaten to death.

India Dalit On Hunger Strike For More Rights In New Economy

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent raiNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Despite concerns over his health, a prominent human rights activist continued his hunger strike Saturday, December 19, to force the Indian government to reserve jobs in the booming private sector for Dalits -- the 'lowest caste' in India's ancient system of Hinduism -- and other poor communities.

Sri Lanka Rocked By Attacks Against Christians, Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Sri Lankan Christian nuns offer prayers COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has been rocked by attacks and threats against individual Christians, their pastors and congregations as part of a new wave of violence and intimidation by suspected Buddhist and Hindu militants that began three months ago, BosNewsLife established. Christians in Sri Lanka's Kagelle District have been especially targeted, with reports that at least three pastors and their congregations have been attacked by militants in the area. "They have been insulted verbally, had their properties burned, and undergone severe pressure to close their church doors,"said well-informed advocacy group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), which closely monitors the situation.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan to Execute Christian Mother For ‘Blasphemy’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian mother of four to death for "insulting" Islam's Prophet Muhammad, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, November 10. Asia Bibi, 45, is believed to be the first woman sentenced to death under Pakistan's blasphemy law.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Frees Christian ‘Blasphemy Girl’; Flown To Safety

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A 14-year-old mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blaspheming Islam was released from a notorious prison near the capital Islamabad Saturday, September 8, and flown to an unknown location, an advocacy official involved in her case told BosNewsLife.

India Hindu Militants Killed Christian Boy, Says Family

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos boykilledNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Grieving family members were still awaiting justice Friday, January 3, in northern India, more than a month after a seven-year-old Christian boy was allegedly tortured and killed by Hindu militants because of his faith in Jesus Christ.

China’s Leading Pastor Starts Prison Sentence

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Wang Yi, the pastor of one of China's largest unregistered churches, has begun serving...

Beijing’s Largest House Church Facing Eviction

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians of one of China's capital's largest Protestant "house" churches prayed on the last Sunday, April 3, before they face eviction by authorities wary to lose control over religion.

Pakistan Couple, Man, Jailed For Blashemy

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan ClassLAHORE/KASUR (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian couple, remained detained Thursday, March 11, as they began serving a 25-year prison term for blasphemy against Islam shortly after another Christian received a similar sentence, the latest in a series of cases that have worried the human rights community.