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Laos Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick

March 1, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian leaders remained behind bars in southern Laos on Sunday, March 1, after they were sentenced to nine months imprisonment for praying for a sick believer who later died, a rights official told BosNewsLife.

China’s Church Going Global (Column)

February 23, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- My wife is Korean, and I have long been fascinated by the growth in Christianity in South Korea. From just modest numbers in the early 20th century it has evolved to represent, 100 years late later, around 30 per cent of the population. Now we see something similar starting to happen in China...

Burma Christian Women Killed For Preaching Christ

February 21, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service


YANGON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Two young women have been raped and killed in Burma because of their Christian work in a Buddhist village, Christian activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, February 21.

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

February 18, 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

Report: Thousands Of Christians Attacked In India; 5 Killed

February 10, 2015

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

latestattackNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians faced severe persecution and at least five believers were murdered in India last year, a Catholic body said in a report monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, February 10. The report released by the India-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) documented 120 attacks on Christians and their institutions, including churches, across India in 2014 alone.

NEWS ALERT: India Police Detain Hundreds Of Christians

February 6, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ChristianNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian police have detained hundreds of Christians demonstrating against attacks on churches in New Delhi and nearby areas amid concerns over a wider crackdown on Christianity in this predominantly Hindu nation.

Persecution, Prayer in Pakistan; Simple Calendar Showing God’s Hand Amid Suffering (Column)

February 1, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothMELBOURNE/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I have just received a surprising gift from some returning missionaries. It's a small 2015 calendar, with each month’s page depicting a color photograph of a church. An accompanying card tells me that these are all vibrant churches, full of joyful worshippers who love to sing the praises of Jesus.

Jailed Bhutan Pastors Released On Bail; Some Charges Dropped

January 28, 2015

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


THUMPU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor who was jailed in Bhutan on charges linked to his Christian activities remained free Wednesday, January 28, after at least some charges were dropped, BosNewsLife learned.

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


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.
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