Vietnam Pastors Survive Attack; Recovering Of Injuries

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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.

New Concerns Over Health Jailed Vietnam Priest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There were new concerns Friday, September 23, about the health situation of jailed Vietnamese priest Nguyen Van Ly, who already spent over 15 years in prison "for his work in advocating religious freedom, democracy and human rights in Vietnam" his supporters said.

Vietnam Security Forces Crack Down On Christmas Celebrations (UPDATE)

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians of house churches and other non-recognized groups prepared Friday, December 24, for a tense Christmas, after security forces halted Christmas celebrations and detained believers in several areas of Vietnam, Vietnamese Christians and rights investigators said.

NEWS ALERT: Thousands Accept Christ At Vietnam’s “Unprecedented” Christmas Gathering

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos prayerforvietnamHO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Up to 8,000 people came forward to "accept Christ" andfollow Him at an "unprecedented" massive Christmas gathering in Communist-run Vietnam,Vietnamese Christians confirmed Saturday, December 12.

NEWS ALERT: Vietnam House Church Attacked; 12 Injured

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- An unregistered house church in Vietnam's capital Hanoi faced uncertainty over where to worship Sunday, November 20, after armed men reportedly broke up their meeting, seriously injuring a dozen Christians, including women and children.
		                

Widow Of Murdered Vietnam Christian “Forced” To Hand Over Children

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service 7798HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Monday, May 31, that the widow of a murdered Vietnamese Christian will be forced to give up her children to the Communist-run state, rights activists said.

Vietnam Christian Prisoner Dies After Torture

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 276_Demonstration_-arrestHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A young Montagnard Christian man has died in a Vietnamese prison because of torture and abuse, the latest in a series of attacks on Christian prisoners in the communist-run nation, representatives said Wednesday, April 28.

Jailed Pastor Abused in Vietnam After Speaking To US Delegation  

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of jailed Vietnamese pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh fears for her husband's life after he spoke openly about mistreatment in prison, according to friends familiar with the situation. Tran Thi Hong reportedly said that her husband, a 45-year-old missionary pastor, "is being punished" for speaking "honestly" to a U.S. delegation about the "tortures, threats and mistreatment" he endured behind bars.

Vietnam House Churches Report Police Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service vietnamese_church_06-07-091HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Vietnam anticipated more raids on house churches Saturday, August 8, after a police crackdown on several congregations in recent weeks.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Evangelist Palau Cancels Festival In Hanoi Amid Government Pressure

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Luis Palau was welcomed by large crowds when he arrived at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City last week. Via Luis Palau Evangelistic AssociationHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Luis Palau, the first American evangelist to openly preach in Vietnam since the Vietnam War, has cancelled his massive evangelism 'festival' in the capital Hanoi after authorities delayed permissions and local churches were no longer able to organize the event in time.