BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Christians, Children Torched (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
jihad-1024x819ABUJA,NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Nigeria were among those facing a new wave of Islamic violence as the Boko Haram terror group killed 86 people, including children, who were heard screaming as they burned to death after militants torched huts, survivors and officials said Sunday, January 31.

Persecution of Christians Rising as Islamic Extremism Spreads (COLUMN)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

maxresdefaultMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Aid and advocacy group Open Doors has just released its annual report – known as the World Watch List - of the 50 countries where it claims Christians face the most severe persecution for their faith, but it raises a depressing quiz question: Of the 22 countries that comprise the Arab League, only three are not on the 2016 List; name those three countries....

Study Christian Persecution Grim And Hopeful

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistMusims-Burn-Christian-Homes-in-Pakistan-Christian-Persecution

WASHINGTON/ROME (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We are to learn much more about the current state of Christian persecution from an innovative three-year global research project, and – no surprise – the early findings are distressing. But amidst the gloom are some significant rays of hope.

Sudan Acquits Pastor But Other Christians Detained

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor in Sudan has been acquitted of "obstructing a public servant's duties", activists told BosNewsLife, but other church leaders and believers remained detained Wednesday, January 6, amid an apparent government crackdown against devoted Christians in the Islamic country.

Persecuted Coptic Church: 'Trusting God, Surviving, Thriving' (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

stmaryCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.