A Cross We Must Bear? (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

china_christianityMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- My weekly Bible study group has been using a fascinating book titled “Cries from the Cross” by Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor at Chicago’s Moody Church. It is a short work, but full of riches, as Lutzer examines the last words of Jesus, cried out in anguish as He hung on the cross.

Syrian Christians Blamed For Islamic State-Like Atrocities (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- An article in The Times newspaper alleging atrocities by Christian militia in Syria has sparked some “I told you so” posts on social media, from people claiming that Christianity is inherently just as violent as Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan’s Highest Court Suspends Execution Of Christian Mother Bibi


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

asiabibiLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's highest court has suspended the death sentence of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who faces execution by hanging under under the country's controversial blasphemy legislation.

Pakistan Brothers Remain Detained For Blasphemy


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

APTOPIX Pakistan Asia EclipseISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian brothers remain detained on charges of blasphemy against Islam after one of them was accused of having "disrespectful material" on his website, a senior rights official confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, July 20. "A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011," said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Pakistan-based advocacy 'Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement' (CLAAS).

Iraqi Priest Freed In Syria, But Frustration Remains


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

SIRIA_F_0711_-_Francescano_liberatoDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Iraqi Franciscan priest abducted by Islamic militants in northwest Syria has been released, but Christian leaders cautioned that persecution of minority groups continues in the war-torn region.

Hundreds Killed In Nigeria Anti-Christian Violence


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

nigerian-churchABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militant group Boko Haram is stepping up attacks in heavily Christian towns and village in Nigeria's troubled northeast, killing more than 750 people since May 29, Christian rights activists say. News of the violence came after Boko Haram militants were pushed back by Nigeria's military when they tried to to gain access to Maiduguri, Borno State's largest city.

NEW EUROPE: Hungary Building Anti-Migration Fence Despite International Protests

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Morahalom, Hungary

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MORAHALOM,HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Despite international protests, Hungary has begun building a huge anti-migration fence along its 175 kilometer (109 miles) border with Serbia. Some 900 soldiers are involved in the project using materials provided by inmates. Hungary's government says it is crucial to stem the flow of migrants choosing the Balkans route to reach Europe as an alternative to the dangerous boat trips that have killed many.