BREAKING NEWS: US Christians Pray After Nightclub Attack Kills 50; More Violence Feared

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

os-deputies-investigating-fatal-shooting-outside-florida-mall-20160205ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BosNewsLife)-- Prayer vigils are held in the U.S. state of Florida and nationwide for all victims of the country's worst-ever shooting incident that killed 50 people and injured 53 in a gay nightclub, Christian officials said.

NEWS ALERT: Wycliffe Associates Tackling Persecution After Militants Kill Bible Translators

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
bibleversetwoORLANDO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- U.S.-based group Wycliffe Associates (WA) is rushing to train and shelter indigenous Bible translators from areas controlled by Islamic militants, after at least four of its workers were killed in the Middle East, BosNewsLife established Sunday, April 17.

White House Prayer Vigil As Obama Visits Cuba Amid 'Crackdown On Christians'

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
indexWASHINGTON/HAVANA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists planned prayers near the White House Sunday to express concern that Barack Obama will be the first American president visiting Cuba in nearly 90 years, despite a reported crackdown on churches and other rights abuses on the Communist-run island.

NEWS ALERT: Mexico Protestant Christians Expelled From Homes

By BosNewsLife Americas ServiceHuichol_Woman_artisans

MEXICO CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Protestant families have been forcibly displaced from their homes in western Mexico because of their faith after the government refused to prevent the deportations, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, January 29.

BREAKING NEWS: US Pastor Abedini Receiving Medical Treatment After Release From Iran

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

downloadTEHRAN/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian-born American Pastor Saeed Abedini was expected to receive medical attention in Germany on Sunday, January 17, after he was released by Iran following more than three years of imprisonment in what his wife said were harsh circumstances. Naghmeh Abedini told reporters that after she learned Saeed Abedini was released early Saturday, January 16, she woke their two children saying: "Daddy is coming home."

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Releases Pastor Abedini, Reporter, Other Americans (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


TEHRAN/VIENNA (BosNewsLife)-- Iran on Saturday, January 16, released Iranian-born American pastor Saeed Abedini along with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and two other Americans who had been held in Iranian prisons

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.