A Quiet Tragedy – Pakistani Christians Seeking Refuge in Thailand (COLUMN)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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BANGKOK, THAILAND (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The impact of the massive wave of Christian refugees from the Middle East has been so overwhelming that, sadly, we too often forget that Christian refugee groups are suffering in other parts of the world.

Sri Lanka Rocked By Attacks Against Christians, Churches


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

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has been rocked by attacks and threats against individual Christians, their pastors and congregations as part of a new wave of violence and intimidation by suspected Buddhist and Hindu militants that began three months ago, BosNewsLife established. Christians in Sri Lanka's Kagelle District have been especially targeted, with reports that at least three pastors and their congregations have been attacked by militants in the area. "They have been insulted verbally, had their properties burned, and undergone severe pressure to close their church doors,"said well-informed advocacy group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), which closely monitors the situation.

China Detains Christian Activists,Lawyers


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

china_christianity1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- At least fifteen Chinese human rights lawyers and activists, including Christians, have been detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power” or “inciting subversion of state power” as part of an ongoing crackdown on people deemed dangerous to China's Communist leadership, well-informed Christians said.

Study Christian Persecution Grim And Hopeful

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistMusims-Burn-Christian-Homes-in-Pakistan-Christian-Persecution

WASHINGTON/ROME (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We are to learn much more about the current state of Christian persecution from an innovative three-year global research project, and – no surprise – the early findings are distressing. But amidst the gloom are some significant rays of hope.

Pakistan Activists Tackle Massive Abuse, Abduction Of Christian Girls


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PAKISTAN-RELIGION-BLASPHEMY-ISLAM-CHRISTIANLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian and Muslim rights activists have launched a New Year campaign in Pakistan to tackle the massive abduction and abuse of Christian girls and young women who are often forced to marry Muslims and convert to Islam. “The kidnapping of Christian girls and forcibly marrying them to a Muslim is the most common procedure for forced conversion to Islam,” complained Sardar Mushtaq Gill, national director of the Pakistan-based advocacy group Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD).