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BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Mob Attack Churches, Torch Homes In Lahore

May 25, 2015
pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) Several people were injured when anti-Christian mob violence broke out again in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the scene of suicide bombings against two churches in March that killed 17 worshippers.

The Dilemmas of Prayer (Column)

May 22, 2015
Martin Roth
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is the kind of news that makes us praise God: a British Catholic newspaper reports from Algeria that Muslims in their thousands are seeking Bibles and turning up in church, wishing to learn about Christianity.

Pakistan Court Charges 106 Suspects Over Torching Christian Couple

May 21, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
pakistan_christian_oLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has charged 106 suspects with involvement in last year's lynching and burning to death of a Christian couple in an incident that underscored wider persecution of believers in the heavily Islamic nation, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 21.

Ethiopia Muslims Demand Christians’ Farm (Update)

May 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ethiopia_map_ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man in southeastern Ethiopia fears for his life after a Muslim mob reportedly forced him out of his home and farm.
Fikere Mengistu's family owned the land for more than 90 years, but Christians said some 20 Muslims want to take over the farm, located in Deder town's Kufanzik village, to build a mosque. Advocacy group International Christian Concern (ICC), which is assisting his family, told BosNewsLife that Muslims already "destroyed his fence and have looted his possessions". ICC accused local police of being compliit in these attempts to "steal" his land. Police officials have denied wrongdoing.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Sentences Eight Over Embryo Trade

May 19, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-abortion activists have welcomed a ruling by a Hungarian court which found eight people guilty over harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue for use in cosmetics, amid government efforts to protect life from the moment of conception.

Director Scorsese Reveals Persecution Of Japanese Christians In New Movie

May 18, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent
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TOKYO/TAIPEI (BosNewsLife)-- Renowned movie director Martin Scorsese has released initial details of his forthcoming movie “Silence,” about the persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century, and God’s perceived silence in suffering.

Fighting Back – Must We Always Turn the Other Cheek? (Column)

May 8, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Martin Roth

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- When do Christians fight back? Many are asking that question after the horrific beheading of 21 Christians in Libya. Some continue to believe that Jesus enjoined us not to fight at all. That we must always turn the other cheek

Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

May 7, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Martin Roth
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.

Brazil Pastor Faces Jail For Mission Work In Senegal

May 6, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

map-senegalDAKAR, SENEGAL (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Jose Dilson, a Brazilian missionary who has worked in West Africa for 25 years, faces a possible prison term over the conversion of a militant Muslim leader's son, well-informed Christian sources say.

Militants Attack Nigeria Church, Pastor’s Daughter Killed, Several Injured

May 5, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigerian-churchABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria are mourning the death of a pastor's daughter who was killed when a church building was torched during "a vicious attack" on a village in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State, Christians said.
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