Islamic State a New Worry for Indonesia’s Beleaguered Christians (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

IndonesiachristiansJAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Fears that Islamic State supporters may be planning attacks in Indonesia are a further concern to the country’s Christian minority, who are already suffering from the growing Islamist presence in their nation. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper reported that Indonesian police stepped up security at places of worship, along with embassies and shopping malls, following the recent Paris attack

Churches Destroyed In Indonesia’s Aceh Province After Deadly Clashes


By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceIndonesiachristians

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province have begun destroying several small churches after hardline Muslims demanding their reportedly killed at least one Christian.

Kazakhstan Baptists Refuse Fines For ‘Illegal’ Worship


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Kazakhstan-president-Nursultan-NazarbayevASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Baptist church member in Kazakhstan can't leave the country and may lose his garage because he refuses to pay fines for attending a worship meeting without state permission, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 12.

Libya Church Torched After Death Evangelical; Indonesia Church Facing Destruction


By BosNewsLife Africa Service and BosNewsLife Asia Service

LibyaTRIPOLI/JAKARTA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in two heavily Islamic nations were struggling Thursday, March 21, as believers in Libya faced rebuilding their torched church while half-a-world away in Indonesia, Christians were ordered to dismantle their place of worship.

Indonesia Christmas Marred By Attacks With Rotten Eggs, Sewage


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Indonesiachristians
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christians in Indonesia were recovering of shock Wednesday, December 26, after Muslims threw rotten eggs, manure and bags with urine at Christians trying to celebrate Christmas, witnesses said.