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 Frees Long-Time Jailed Priest, But Pastor “Killed” By Military

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos indexpriestHANAOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Church officials in Vietnam say one of the country's longest serving prisoners of conscience was released under pressure from the United States, but Christians remain concerned about an alleged Communist government-led crackdown on devoted believers, which included killing an evangelical pastor and a Christian convert.

Vietnam Pastors Survive Attack; Recovering Of Injuries

By BosNewsLife Asia Service vietnamese_church_06-07-09HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Two Mennonite church leaders have survived an attack by five men in Vietnam but are still recovering of their injuries, Christians told BosNewsLife. Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and his associate pastor were reportedly assaulted with bricks and rocks and, after collapsing to the ground, kicked relentlessly near their Bible college north of Ho Chi Minh City.

NEWS ALERT: Thousands To Attend Vietnam’s Historic Christmas Eve Celebration

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife namdinh1HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are to attend an evangelical Christmas eve celebration in Vietnam despite difficulties with authorities, the latest in a series of "historic" Christian gatherings in the Communist-run nation, organizers said Wednesday, December 23.

NEWS ALERT: Vietnam “Massacre” Of Hmong Christians; Pastors “Beheaded”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security forces beheaded pastors and shot to death "many" other Hmong Christians who gathered to await Jesus Christ's return after a false prophecy by an American preacher, according to a leading advocacy group's leader.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam, China, Send Top Church Leaders To Jail

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Two of Asia's most known Christian leaders were detained Tuesday, July 26, with Vietnam confirming it sent ailing Catholic priest and democracy activist Thadeus Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly back to jail, while China reportedly sentenced a top leader of the underground Protest church movement, Shi Enhao, to two years labor camp for "organizing illegal" worship services.  

Vietnam Pastors Receive Long Prison Terms; Elderly Christian Tortured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists asked Vietnam Monday, November 29, to release pastors who received long prison terms on charges of “undermining national unity."

Vietnam Activists Fear New Religious Law

aVietnamPoliceBy BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)—Church leaders and rights activists fear that lawmakers in Vietnam will pass a new law on religion that would “likely worsen oppression” of minority Christians and other groups in the Communist-run Asian nation. Some 27 advocacy and religious groups have urged Vietnam's government to make necessary changes to the legislation to prevent “further abuse of religious” minorities.

Catholics Protest Vietnam Sewage Plant On “Church Land”

By Voice of America (VOA) Correspondent Marianne Brown reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam, special to BosNewsLife. HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to the streets of Vietnam's capital Hanoi after hundreds of people marched through the center in an ongoing dispute between the state and the Catholic Church over the use of land.