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Minority Rules – Is It Too Late For Indonesia? (Column)

January 26, 2015
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Indonesia is supposed to be one of the more moderate of all the Muslim countries. Christians comprise more than 10 per cent of the population, and the country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion

Christian Girls, Women, Attacked In Pakistan

January 25, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say there has been "a dramatic increase" in the number of Christian girls and women facing "brutal assaults" in Pakistan, with local police often refusing to intervene.

India Christians Jailed Over Conversions (Update)

January 24, 2015
(UPDATE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDING EVANGELISM DETAILS)
By BosNewsLife Asia Service
india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in India have expressed concern about an ongoing crackdown on evangelism after several believers, including children, were detained for "forcing" conversions.

Vietnam Pastors Survive Attack; Recovering Of Injuries

January 23, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

vietnamese_church_06-07-09HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Two Mennonite church leaders have survived an attack by five men in Vietnam but are still recovering of their injuries, Christians told BosNewsLife. Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and his associate pastor were reportedly assaulted with bricks and rocks and, after collapsing to the ground, kicked relentlessly near their Bible college north of Ho Chi Minh City.

Growing Tolerance, Reduced Persecution – Something to Pray About (Column)

January 18, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Events in the Middle East during 2014, and now in Paris at the start of 2015,suggest that militant Islamism is on the move. At the same time it often seems that the persecution of Christians is intensifying throughout the Muslim world

Kazakhstan Baptists Refuse Fines For ‘Illegal’ Worship

January 16, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Kazakhstan-president-Nursultan-NazarbayevASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Baptist church member in Kazakhstan can't leave the country and may lose his garage because he refuses to pay fines for attending a worship meeting without state permission, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 12.

North Korean Christians – Shining As Purified Gold (Column)

January 11, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife Columns)-- For the 12th straight year the Open Doors organization has ranked North Korea as the country in which the persecution of Christians is most severe. Its annual World Watch List, released in December, notes that an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 North Korean Christians are imprisoned in labor camps.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christians Shocked As Militants Kill 145 Students, Teachers

December 16, 2014

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PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were among those grieving as officials confirmed that Taliban militants stormed an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar killing at least 145 people, most of them children.

India Christians Injured In Pre-Christmas Attacks

December 13, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Persecution of minority Christians in India is escalating ahead of Christmas with attacks reported in several areas including in southern regions and the capital New Delhi. In one of the latest known incidents Saturday, December 13, evangelical Christians were attacked and beaten by Hindu militants for singing Christmas carols in India's southern city of Hyderabad, seriously injuring a pastor and four others, rights activists told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: European Parliament Demands Withdrawal Pakistan Blasphemy Laws

November 27, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

asiabibiISLAMABAD/STRASBOURG (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, urged Pakistan to withdraw blasphemy laws after a Christian mother of five lost her appeal against the death penalty
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