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Mexico State Urged To Compensate Evangelical Christians For Suffering

March 10, 2014

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

evangelicals-300x203MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists on Monday, March 10, welcomed a report by the top human rights authority of Mexico's southwestern Oaxaca state which recommends to compensate evangelical Christians for "torture" and damage done to their forcibly closed church building. In a report, the Oaxaca State Ombudsman’s Office confirmed what it views as serious religious freedom violations in the municipality of San Juan Ozolotepec.

Cuba Detains Baptist Pastor Ahead Of Summit

January 27, 2014

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

Mario Felix Lleonart (1)HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Baptist pastor remained under house arrest in central Cuba Monday, January 27, after he was reportedly detained by the Communist island's political police and state security forces as part of a larger crackdown on dissidents, ahead of a regional summit. The troubles began Sunday, January 25, after police surrounded the home of Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, who is pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Taguayabon, Christian rights investigators said.

Brazil Evangelicals Mourn Murdered Pastor

January 12, 2014

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by Vatican Radio's James Blears
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BRASILIA, BRAZIL (BosNewsLife)-- Local authorities in Brazil continued investigating Sunday,  January 12, the murder of an evangelical pastor at his church in the city of Belo Horizonte.

Colombia FARC Rebels Close Churches, Kill Pastors

December 19, 2013

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

colombia_farc-rebels-march-in-la-macarenapreview1BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in south-eastern Colombia face a difficult Christmas amid reports that at least 150 churches have been closed down by leftist rebels. Open Christian worship and other religious activities are forbidden in the rural areas controlled by the rebels, known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, December 19.

Mexico “Jails, Tortures” Four Evangelicals

November 12, 2013

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

evangelicalsMEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have urged Mexico's government to prosecute local officials responsible for "the unjust imprisonment" and "torture" of four evangelical Christians from November 5-8 in the western state of Oaxaca.

NEWS ALERT: Detained US Pastor To Leave Iran

October 23, 2013

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

eddie-romero-1-522x293TEHRAN/LOS ANGELES (BosNewsLife)-- An American pastor who was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a Tehran prison to demand the release of Iranian Christians, will return to the United States Wednesday, October 23, his daughter told reporters.

US City Bans ‘God Bless America’ Signs

October 7, 2013

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

GODBLESSAMERICABARTOW, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A group of outraged Christian residents in a Florida city planned to meet local officials Monday, October 7, after they were ordered to remove their "God Bless America" yard signs, local media reported.

NEWS ALERT: America’s Pastor Chuck Dies At 86

October 3, 2013

By BosNewsLife Americas Service
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WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Chuck Smith, one of the most influential figures in modern American Christianity and a key figure in the ascent of mega-churches, died Thursday morning, October 3,  after losing his two-year battle against lung cancer, church officials said.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy

September 28, 2013

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

BREAKING NEWS: Several Killed In Terror Attack On Washington Navy Yard (BNL Terror Alert).

September 16, 2013

By BosNewsLife Americas Service
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WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Gunmen opened fire in the Washington DC Navy Yard killing as many as 13 people and injuring 10 others in what appeared a terror attack, just days after the nation remembered the victims of the September 11 acts of terrorism.
Security forces in America's capital were still searching for at least one gunman.
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