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New Movie Spotlights Christian Persecution – Too Late for Mideast (Column)

June 27, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

TOKYO, JAPAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A forthcoming film from famed director Martin Scorsese is set  to confront the movie-going public with the persecution of Christians. It's “Silence,” based on the celebrated 1966 historical novel by Japanese Christian writer Shusaku Endo, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

China Facing Spiritual Void (Column)

June 12, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

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BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- As Christianity grows powerfully in China, it should come as no surprise that many new converts are prominent members of the country’s ruling Communist Party elite, along with their families

Pakistan Christians Stopped, Harassed, When Traveling Abroad

June 7, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Pakistani Christians have launched legal proceedings against the country’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), after twice being refused permission to board a flight to Sri Lanka on the pretext that they might defect, BosNewsLife learned.

China’s Top Body Warns Communists Against Christianity, Religion

May 26, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China's top anti-corruption body has warned Communist Party members – the elite of the nation – that they must refrain from religious activities amid concerns over the rapid spread of Christianity here.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Mob Attack Churches, Homes In Lahore (Update)

May 25, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Xavier P. Williams reporting from Pakistan
pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) Several people were injured when anti-Christian mob violence broke out again in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the scene of suicide bombings against two churches in March that killed 17 worshippers. Christians in the area told BosNewsLife that angry Muslims, some armed, opened fire, ransacked churches, destroyed homes and attacked residents. Many Christians were reportedly fleeing the area.

The Dilemmas of Prayer (Column)

May 22, 2015
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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is the kind of news that makes us praise God: a British Catholic newspaper reports from Algeria that Muslims in their thousands are seeking Bibles and turning up in church, wishing to learn about Christianity.

Pakistan Court Charges 106 Suspects Over Torching Christian Couple

May 21, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pakistan_christian_oLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has charged 106 suspects with involvement in last year's lynching and burning to death of a Christian couple in an incident that underscored wider persecution of believers in the heavily Islamic nation, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 21.

Director Scorsese Reveals Persecution Of Japanese Christians In New Movie

May 18, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent
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TOKYO/TAIPEI (BosNewsLife)-- Renowned movie director Martin Scorsese has released initial details of his forthcoming movie “Silence,” about the persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century, and God’s perceived silence in suffering.

Fighting Back – Must We Always Turn the Other Cheek? (Column)

May 8, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- When do Christians fight back? Many are asking that question after the horrific beheading of 21 Christians in Libya. Some continue to believe that Jesus enjoined us not to fight at all. That we must always turn the other cheek

India Missionary Killed For Faith In Christ

May 4, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- New details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding the death of an Indian missionary who friend say was killed for his faith in Jesus Christ by members of India's Koya tribe amid mounting attacks in India against devoted Christians.
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