Vietnam Detains Dozens Of Pastors, Church Leaders
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60 Christian pastors and church leaders remained locked in "deplorable conditions" in four prison camps around Vietnam Monday, October 14, just days after religious leaders accused authorities of "attempting to destroy religions" in the Communist-run nation, activists and Christians told BosNewsLife.
Dozens Injured In Vietnam’s ‘Bloodiest Religious Crackdown’ In Recent Years
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Thursday, September 12, over dozens of Christians who were injured in what has now been called "one of the bloodiest religious crackdowns" in recent years in Vietnam.
Catholics Injured In Vietnam Crackdown On Prayers For Land
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HO CHI MINH CITY (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to Vietnam's largest city Friday, August 2, after several people were injured in a violent government crackdown on Catholics praying for the resolution of land disputes, Christian rights activists said.
Vietnam Resettles Persecuted Christian Families, Group Says
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- In a rare such case in Communist-run Vietnam, five ethnic minority Christian families from the country's Central Highlands have been able to resettle with the help of Vietnamese authorities after they were forcibly evicted from their homes because of their faith in Christ, rights activists said Tuesday, July 2.
Australian Evangelist Trip To Vietnam Sparks Debate On Faith
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day tour by Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic in Vietnam has sparked discussion about faith among Vietnamese youth and could pressure the government to rethink the state’s tight control of religious activities, rights activists said in comments seen by BosNewsLife Monday, June 17.
Vietnam Police Accused Of Killing Hmong Christian
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The family of a Vietnamese Hmong Christian believe he was killed while in police custody because of defending his church and standing up against "corrupt local officials", rights activists said Tuesday, June 11. The statement came after police claimed their investigation showed that the death of Hoang Van Ngai on March 17 was caused by “suicide by self-electrocution.
Vietnam High Lands Christians Attacked; One Church Leader Killed
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Vietnam's Central Highlands faced suffering on Good Friday as anti-Christian villagers and security forces killed at least one church leader and injured several families, local believers and rights activists said.
Vietnam ‘Destroys’ Churches of Hmong Christians
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security forces have destroyed two churches of minority Hmong Christians in northwestern Vietnam and threaten to tear down a third, a Christian news agency said Wednesday June 27.
Vietnam’s ‘Napalm Girl’ Finds Christ
By BosNewsLife Asia Service TRANG BANG, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The girl-turned-woman who helped end the Vietnam War when she was pictured screaming naked as blobs of sticky napalm melted through her clothes, says she has embraced Christianity as a way to forgive and find healing in love.
Vietnam Detains Christian Tribespeople
By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christian ethnic minority tribespeople were reportedly in custody Thursday, May 10, on charges of "anti-state activity" as part what rights activists view as a wider government crackdown on indigenous Degar Montagnard people.