Vietnam Frees Long-Time Jailed Priest, But Pastor "Killed" By Military

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

indexpriestHANAOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Church officials in Vietnam say one of the country's longest serving prisoners of conscience was released under pressure from the United States, but Christians remain concerned about an alleged Communist government-led crackdown on devoted believers, which included killing an evangelical pastor and a Christian convert.

Vietnam Activists Fear New Religious Law


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HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)—Church leaders and rights activists fear that lawmakers in Vietnam will pass a new law on religion that would “likely worsen oppression” of minority Christians and other groups in the Communist-run Asian nation. Some 27 advocacy and religious groups have urged Vietnam's government to make necessary changes to the legislation to prevent “further abuse of religious” minorities.

Vietnam Pastors Survive Attack; Recovering Of Injuries


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

vietnamese_church_06-07-09HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Two Mennonite church leaders have survived an attack by five men in Vietnam but are still recovering of their injuries, Christians told BosNewsLife. Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and his associate pastor were reportedly assaulted with bricks and rocks and, after collapsing to the ground, kicked relentlessly near their Bible college north of Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam 'Government Assailants' Attack Christian Center, Several Detained


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say violence against a Christian center and the detention of several believers in southeast Vietnam is the latest in a series of attacks targeting devoted Christians and unregistered churches in the Communist-run nation

Christians Fear More Repression Under Vietnam's New Constitution


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

vietnamesesoldier01_1303425322023HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists expressed concern Friday, December 6, that a revised constitution for Vietnam can be used to repress religious leaders and faith groups. Vietnam's amended constitution will come into effect on January 1 next year.