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More Christians, More Peace (Column)

March 5, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistMartin Roth

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- When do Christians fight back? It is a question that has generated enormous controversy over 2,000 years. Jesus himself told us to turn the other cheek. He warned the apostle Simon Peter that a person who lives by the sword will die by the sword. But even the most ardent Christian pacifist would surely struggle to find reasons why Assyrian Christians should not take up arms against an enemy that is murdering, kidnapping and raping their people on a mass scale...

Hungary Asks Court To Probe ‘Islamic State’ Crackdown On Christians

March 3, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosministernow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's foreign minister says his country has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the "brutal actions" committed against Christians by the Islamic State group.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Mourn Assassinated Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

March 2, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ManyrememberMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) Tens of thousands of people have come out in Moscow to mourn former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed late Friday. Many carried Russian flags and the photo of the 55-year-old politician, who was one of the most vocal opponents of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Laos Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick

March 1, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian leaders remained behind bars in southern Laos on Sunday, March 1, after they were sentenced to nine months imprisonment for praying for a sick believer who later died, a rights official told BosNewsLife.

Movie Exposes Horror of War on Christians (Column)

February 28, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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LOS ANGELES, USA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As a child growing up in Syria, Sargon Saadi  loved making home movies with his brother and cousins. It led eventually to his decision to travel to the U.S. to study filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago - famous for its arts and media programs - and then to move to the heart of the movie world, Los Angeles, where he has worked as a cinematographer on many films. But something happened while he was living in America...

NEWS ALERT: Syria Christian Filmmaker Urges Help After Kidnappings

February 27, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent
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DAMASCUS/LOS ANGELES (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christian activist and filmmaker Sargon Saadi has urged Christians in the West to step up efforts to help besieged Assyrians, after the kidnapping of 150 Assyrian Christians by militants of the Islamic State group.

Saudi Man Sentenced To Death For Renouncing Islam

February 26, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

SAUDI ARABIA HAJJRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a young Saudi man for renouncing his Muslim religion and "various other acts of blasphemy", BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, February 26.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic In Shock After Restaurant Massacre Kills 9

February 25, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

imagesczechPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic is in shock after nine people, including the gunman, died in a shooting at a restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod, 300 kilometers south west of Prague, though the government denied it was a terrorist attack.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

February 24, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

image-resizerDAMASCUS/LONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group, known for beheading Christian believers, has kidnapped at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, well-informed sources said Tuesday, February 24.

China’s Church Going Global (Column)

February 23, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- My wife is Korean, and I have long been fascinated by the growth in Christianity in South Korea. From just modest numbers in the early 20th century it has evolved to represent, 100 years late later, around 30 per cent of the population. Now we see something similar starting to happen in China...
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