Burma Opposition Army Captures Pastors and Bible Students

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Burma say that the country's biggest non-state army is detaining some 100 pastors while conscripting Bible students into its ranks as fighters and destroying churches.

Burma Jails Kachin Baptist Pastors

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
YANGON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A Burmese court has sentenced two ethnic Kachin Baptist pastors to prison terms for "supporting rebels and defaming the military" after they guided journalists around a church which was bombed by the Burmese military, trial observers told BosNewsLife.

MISSION WATCH: Burmese Christians Denied Aid After Heavy Flooding, Group Says


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

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese Christians are being denied aid by local Buddhist authorities after devastating flooding killed more than 100 people, while many survivors remain afloat in boats and others return to homes or fields sealed in mud, missionaries have told BosNewsLife.

Persecution Fatigue – Can We Mourn Every Murdered Christian? (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE/NAYPYIDAW (BosNewsLife Columns)-- On my blog some weeks ago I reprinted portions of a speech given in the Australian Parliament by a politician who had secretly travelled into a rebel-held region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Suu Kyi Warns US, EU Of ‘Over-Optimism’ About Burma


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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the United States and European Union not to be "over-optimistic" about Burma and said her Asian nation is not yet a democracy, despite sweeping reforms after decades of military rule.

‘Burma Army Attacks Christian Kachin; Two Killed’


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

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YANGON, BURMA (BosNewslife)-- Burma was under pressure Sunday, June 30, to halt violence against the predominantly Christian Kachin minority after at least two civilians were reportedly killed by government troops. Rights group Christian Solarity Worldwide (CSW) identified one of those killed as Zahkung Lum Hkawng, 45, who it said was "tortured, beaten and shot dead by the Burmese Army" in the Asian country's Northern Shan State on June 14.