Dutch Pentecostal Preacher Ben Hoekendijk Dies At 81
By Stefan J. Bos with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent Johan Th. Bos in the Netherlands HARDERWIJK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Ben Hoekendijk, the Dutch evangelist...
Dutch Town Celebrates Easter Near Closed Churches
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Christian songs reverberated throughout the Dutch town of Urk as residents took to the...
BREAKING: Protests As Netherlands Plans Deporting Afghan Christians Facing Death
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ZEIST, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch Christians have gathered in the central Netherlands to prevent the deportation of an...
BREAKING: Dutch Media Evangelist Leo Habets Dies At Age 70
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.
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.
Indonesia’s Prominent Priest Demands End To Church Attacks Ahead Of Presidential Poll
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The priest of Jakarta Cathedral, Indonesia's most known Catholic parish, has urged the government to prevent a repeat of attacks against churches ahead of upcoming presidential elections. Markus Yumartana, 53, said he hopes authorities would continue on the path of religious tolerance that he claimed surrounded the recent Asian Games, the largest sports event ever held in terror-prone Jakarta, the capital.
BREAKING:’Noah Ark’ Smashes Ships As Storm Hits Dutch Town Urk
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from The Netherlands URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A replica of Noah's Ark was drifting away in a severe storm Wednesday, January 3, at the port of Dutch town Urk, smashing several boats and prompting the rescue of seven people on board the massive vessel, eyewitnesses told BosNewsLife. There were no reports of injuries, but rescue teams struggled to regain control of the wood-and-steel ark, which has no engine and measures 70 meters (230 feet) long and some 13 meters (43 feet) high.
EU Legislators Urge Pakistan To Halt Execution Of Christian Woman
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- European legislators have visited Pakistan amid concerns that Christian Asia Bibi, a married mother of five, may become the first woman to be executed by the State on controversial charges of 'blasphemy against Islam.'
Hungary Blacklists Dutch Journalist Stefan J. Bos, Founder BosNewsLife
BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency BosNewsLife has condemned Hungary's right-wing government for "blacklisting" eight journalists, including its founder Stefan J. Bos, who also reports for other media.
Dutch Bible Group Continues Tent Campaigns Amid Church Closures, Influx Muslims
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A Dutch group says it will continue "old-fashioned" evangelism campaigns throughout the Netherlands amid massive church closures and an influx of mainly Muslim refugees. The Dutch Biblestudy Center (NBC) told BosNewsLife it is touring this crowded small nation of 17-million with its circus-like red and blue colored tent.