Sri Lankan Chuch Continues To Meet Despite Destruction

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a church in northwestern Sri Lanka which was destroyed by suspected Buddhist militants says his congregation will continue worship services. "No attack can stop us. We shall continue to meet and pray under a tree," said Kamal Wasantha, who leads the Kithu Sevana Prayer Centre in Paharaiya. "We shall continue to meet and pray under a tree."

China House Church Pastor Sentenced To Prison For 'Divulging State Secrets'

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

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese house church pastor who has been detained since December 9, 2015, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a court in China’s central Guizhou province on controversial charges of “divulging state secrets,”, trial observers said.

India Christians Mourn Murdered Grandmother As Attacks Continue


BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central India have begun the New Year in mourning and with concerns about their future after a grandmother was apparently stripped naked, beaten to death and her body burned because her Christian faith was "disturbing the peace" in her village. The incident in the remote village of Dokawaya was the latest in a series of recent incidents in India's Chhattisgarh state, which included the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

'China Woman 3 Years In Jail For Holding Bible Study Meeting'

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

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A local court in China’s western Xinjiang province has reportedly sentenced a Christian woman to three years in prison for holding a Bible study meeting "without government approval" and "gathering a crowd to disturb public order".

Nepal Acquits 8 Christians Over Conversion Children

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Nepal has acquitted eight Christians who were accused of trying to convert children to Christianity,but rights activists said they remain concerned about a lack of religious freedom in the predominantly Hindu nation. The seven men and one woman had been charged ... Read more...

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Postpones Christian Woman's Death Sentence Appeal

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifebibi

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- After waiting seven years in jail, Pakistan's first Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy had her final Supreme Court appeal adjourned, as angry Muslims packed the court room to demand her execution.