NEWS ALERT: Dutch Town Urk Allows Evangelism After Outcry

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- The local goverment of the famous Dutch town of Urk has pledged to allow an annual evangelism tent campaign after its earlier decision to ban the event led to political protests and international media coverage.

Dutch Town Urk Supports Officials Opposing Gay Marriage

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- The Dutch town of Urk, known for its many churches and fishing traditions, says it will not dismiss public servants refusing to officiate at gay weddings, despite a draft law adopted by parliament forcing municipalities to fire registrars opposing same-sex marriage.

NEWS ALERT: Secret Christian Church in Mecca

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent SAUDI ARABIA HAJJMECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians have set up an underground church in Mecca, viewed by Muslims as the "holiest city in Islam", while tens of thousands of other Saudi Christians are worshipping via the Internet, a mission group confirmed Friday, April 24.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Afghanistan Releases Christian Convert Facing Execution

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>Said Musa outside Afghanistan >Christian convert Shoib Assadullah remains jailed >Dutch government lobbied for release By BosNewsLife News Center KABUL/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released, a well-informed Christian aid and advocacy group confirmed Thursday, February 24.

Dutch MPs Cancel Egypt Trip Over “Ethnic Cleansing” Row

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- A visit to Egypt by the Dutch parliament's foreign affairs committee has been canceled because lawmaker Raymond de Roon from anti-Islam Freedom Party (PVV) was refused a visa after accusing Cairo of "the ethnic cleansing" of minority Christians.

NEWS ALERT: Murdered Dutch Missionary Buried In Netherlands; Ebel Kremer Mourned Worldwide

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
NAIROBI/GRONINGEN (BosNewsLife)-- A Dutch missionary who was murdered when armed robbers stormed a mission center in Kenya where he supported orphans, was buried Monday, March 7, in the Netherlands.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch-Iranian Pastor In Netherlands After One Year Jail

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By BosNewsLife News Center AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A prosecuted Dutch-Iranian pastor arrived in the Netherlands Friday, September 16, after spending one year in an Iranian jail on charges of spreading Christianity, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

BREAKING: Protests As Netherlands Plans Deporting Afghan Christians Facing Death

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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...

Dutch Town Celebrates Easter Near Closed Churches

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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...

NEWS WATCH: Nine Killed, Dozens Injured In Netherlands’ Plane Crash; Turkish Airlines ‘Unsafe’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Amsterdam ap-turkish-airliner-crash-netherlands-190eng25feb09AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife) -- A Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard crashed into a field in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, February 25, killing nine people and injuring more than 50, an area official said.