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Minority Rules – Is It Too Late For Indonesia? (Column)

January 25, 2015
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Martin Roth

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Indonesia is supposed to be one of the more moderate of all the Muslim countries. Christians comprise more than 10 per cent of the population, and the country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion

Christian Girls, Women, Attacked In Pakistan

January 25, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say there has been "a dramatic increase" in the number of Christian girls and women facing "brutal assaults" in Pakistan, with local police often refusing to intervene.

India Christians Jailed Over Conversions (Update)

January 24, 2015
(UPDATE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDING EVANGELISM DETAILS)
By BosNewsLife Asia Service
india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in India have expressed concern about an ongoing crackdown on evangelism after several believers, including children, were detained for "forcing" conversions.

Vietnam Pastors Survive Attack; Recovering Of Injuries

January 23, 2015

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.

Pope Prays As Niger Violence Kills 15, Destroys 70 Churches

January 22, 2015
Listen to Linda Bordoni via Vatican Radio: 
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Linda Bordoni

Baptist_Church_MainVATICAN CITY/NIAMEY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has appealed for "peace and reconciliation" in Niger where anti-Christian violence killed at least 15 people more than 70 churches were reportedly torched in what believers called the "greatest loss" in the African nation's recent church history.

Britain Evangelicals Welcome No Topless Photos In The Sun

January 21, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (BosNewsLife)-- Britain's Evangelical Alliance, which represents millions of evangelical Christians, has "cautiously welcomed" The Sun newspaper's decision to no longer publish photos of topless women on its infamous Page 3.

Sudan Detains Second Pastor Amid Crackdown

January 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

sudan-map-2KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians say authorities in Sudan have detained the second pastor of South Sudanese descent in less than three weeks in the capital.

13 Christians Kidnapped In Libya

January 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
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LIBYA, TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- More than a dozen Christians remained missing Tuesday, January 20, more than two weeks after they were reportedly kidnapped in Libya by militants linked to the feared Islamic State group.

Christian Aid Workers Kidnapped In Central African Republic

January 19, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian aid workers have been kidnapped in the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, adding to concerns over the situation of foreign missionaries, officials and local Christians said.

Growing Tolerance, Reduced Persecution – Something to Pray About (Column)

January 18, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Martin Roth

PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Events in the Middle East during 2014, and now in Paris at the start of 2015,suggest that militant Islamism is on the move. At the same time it often seems that the persecution of Christians is intensifying throughout the Muslim world
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