BREAKING NEWS: Korean Christian Worker Feared Kidnapped By North Korea


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- A South Korea-based Christian mission group says one of its workers responsible for contacts with underground churches and rescuing Christians in North Korea has disappeared and may have been kidnapped by North Korean secret service agents. In a statement obtained by BosNewsLife, Serving Life International (SLI) said it was concerned about the whereabouts of Deacon Kim WonHo.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Hears Witnesses In Lynching Death Of Christian Couple; Suspect Released


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeshahzad-masih-and-shama-bibi

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) is hearing witnesses after a key suspect in the lynching death of Christian couple Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi was released on bail, a rights official told BosNewsLife.

"He Knew!” Persecution Eases in Sri Lanka (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist


housechurchesCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I read regular commentaries on the persecuted church and one in particular has stuck in my mind. It's a chilling 2013 article in America’s Baptist Press agency titled “Sri Lankan churches attacked, closed.” It detailed an escalating series of attacks on churches by mobs of Buddhist extremists. In many cases local authorities refused help, sometimes even effectively endorsing the violence. Some people had reportedly become afraid of stepping foot in church. Yet, it was something else that caught my attention and has remained in my memory...

Britain Urged To Defend Religious Freedom After Pakistan Easter Bombing


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
cameron1LAHORE/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The persecution watchdog of Britain's largest body of evangelical Christians has condemned the deadly Easter bombing in Pakistan and urged the British government to act immediately to "enshrine freedom of religion or belief" in its foreign policy.

BREAKING NEWS: Survivors Searching For Loved Ones After Pakistan Blast Kills 72


By Xavier P. William, Special Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Lahore, Pakistan
extravictimsnowLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were among those searching for loved ones Monday, March 28, after a suicide bomber ripped through the laughter of children killing at least 72 people and injuring more than 350 in a park in Pakistan's second-largest city of Lahore, where the Christian community celebrated Easter.

BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Of Christians Killed In Pakistan Easter Bombing


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

lahoreattackLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- At least 63 people were killed and more than 300 others injured when a suicide bomber linked to an Islamic terror group blew himself up in a children's park in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab, where Christians celebrated Easter, officials and Christians said.