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Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

May 7, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.

‘Defying ISIS': Book Urges Christians to Act in ‘Holocaust’ (Column)

May 2, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

RothpictureBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Western Christians have been shell-shocked by the Islamic State (ISIS) holocaust against fellow believers in the Middle East, and have little idea how to respond, beyond prayer and some giving to relevant charities. That's how I see things. So a timely new book is relevant. It is “Defying ISIS” by Johnnie Moore, an American author, business executive and religious freedom activist.

BREAKING: Jesus Christ Risen From Death, Followers Say

April 5, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A man claiming to be the  Messiah  rose up from death Sunday, April 5, after he died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls, his friends said.

Iran Missionaries Distribute Thousands Of New Testaments

April 3, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Missionaries say they have been able to distribute more than 18,000 Persian New Testaments ahead of Easter in Iran despite reports of persecution.

Islamic State Attacking Christian Villages In Syria

April 1, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Servicechristiannn

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Syria face a difficult Easter after the feared Islamic State (IS) group launched attacks on several Christian villages along the Khabur river in north-eastern Syria, Christians told BosNewsLife.

Iran Pentecostal Pastor Released But Uncertainty Remains

March 18, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor has been offered "conditional release" from prison, but he faces an uncertain future in Iran, BosNewsLife learned.

More Christians, More Peace (Column)

March 4, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistMartin Roth

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- When do Christians fight back? It is a question that has generated enormous controversy over 2,000 years. Jesus himself told us to turn the other cheek. He warned the apostle Simon Peter that a person who lives by the sword will die by the sword. But even the most ardent Christian pacifist would surely struggle to find reasons why Assyrian Christians should not take up arms against an enemy that is murdering, kidnapping and raping their people on a mass scale...

Hungary Asks Court To Probe ‘Islamic State’ Crackdown On Christians

March 3, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosministernow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's foreign minister says his country has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the "brutal actions" committed against Christians by the Islamic State group.

Movie Exposes Horror of War on Christians (Column)

February 28, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

LOS ANGELES, USA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As a child growing up in Syria, Sargon Saadi  loved making home movies with his brother and cousins. It led eventually to his decision to travel to the U.S. to study filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago - famous for its arts and media programs - and then to move to the heart of the movie world, Los Angeles, where he has worked as a cinematographer on many films. But something happened while he was living in America...

NEWS ALERT: Syria Christian Filmmaker Urges Help After Kidnappings

February 27, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent
DAMASCUS/LOS ANGELES (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christian activist and filmmaker Sargon Saadi has urged Christians in the West to step up efforts to help besieged Assyrians, after the kidnapping of 150 Assyrian Christians by militants of the Islamic State group.
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