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BREAKING NEWS: China Topples Cross From Church In Massive Crackdown

July 28, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday, July 28, as part of a government crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity, Christians said.

Hindu Militants Attack Indian Evangelical Christians In South

July 26, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
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NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in southern India struggle to organize Bible studies and worship meetings after a church was reportedly attacked by Hindu militants.

NEWS ALERT: Finnish Christian Workers Killed In Afghanistan (Update)

July 25, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian community was left in shock Friday,  July 25, after two Finnish Christian aid workers were shot dead, officials confirmed. The two women were killed by gunmen in the western city of Herat, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Westerners, including Christian believers.

China Releases Jailed Christians; Pastor Detained

July 9, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
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BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Two more Christians detainees from 'Nanle County Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province have been released, just days after Pastor Zhang Shaojie was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, representatives confirmed Wednesday, July 9.

BREAKING NEWS: China’s Popular Pastor Zhang Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment

July 4, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

zhang shaojie in prisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Zhang Shaojie, the popular pastor of 'Nanle Country Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on charges of "fraud" and "gathering a crowd to disturb public order”, Christians confirmed Friday, July 4.

BREAKING NEWS: China Pastor Gong’s Health “Deteriorating” In Prison (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

July 3, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

House-church-movement-leader-Gong-ShengliangBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The health of the jailed founder of one of China's largest evangelical house-church denominations is "rapidly deteriorating" and he may die due to a lack of medical care, his daughter and other Christians confirmed Thursday, July 3.

Sri Lanka Evangelicals Attacked By Angry Mobs

July 2, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ap1107130542 (1)COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in heavily Buddhist Sri Lanka are facing attacks and death threats with authorities reluctant to intervene, according to the organization representing them. The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) documented several cases in recent weeks including in northwestern Mannar district .

Pakistan Halts Christian Exodus; Sri Lanka Detains Refugees

June 29, 2014

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

pakistan_christiansISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities prevented more than one thousand "persecuted" Christians from fleeing Pakistan and hundreds of Christian asylum seekers have been detained in Sri Lanka, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Sunday, June 29.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Church Leaders Charged With ‘Murder’ After Praying

June 26, 2014

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

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Four church leaders and another Christian detained in southern Laos have been charged with "murder" because they prayed for a woman who embraced Christianity shortly before she died, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Thursday, June 26.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains Church Leaders Over Christian Funeral

June 24, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have detained four church leaders and another believer for organizing a Christian funeral service as part of a crackdown on Christianity in the area, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday, June 24.
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