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Iran Frees House Church Member; Pastor Gets Longer Sentence

January 12, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A member of a major evangelical house church movement in Iran has been released on bail after some 10 months behind bars, but a Pentecostal pastor was given an additional one year sentence, Iranian Christians and activists told BosNewsLife Wednesday, January 7.

BREAKING: World Leaders Lead Charlie Hebdo March Amid Controversy (Live)

January 11, 2015
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By BosNewsLife News Center

marchhPARIS, FRANCE (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among leaders participating in Sunday's march to honor 17 victims of terrorism, which began with a massacre at a satirical weekly and continued with attacks on a Kosher supermarket, after he urged Jewish people to relocate.

Proclaiming Christ, Persecuting Christians (Column)

January 1, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothPALESTINIAN TERRITORIES (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The latest attempts by Palestinian leaders to enlist Jesus to their cause are an insult to Christians and should be rejected. “We celebrate the birth of Jesus, a Palestinian messenger of love, justice and peace,” declared Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Jailed Evangelical ‘Free In Christ’ In Iran

December 24, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
Farshid Fathi MalayeriTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor in one of Iran's most notorious prisons announced on Christmas Eve he was "free in Christ" behind bars after forgiving guards and other inmates who mistreated him. Farshid Fathi, said though he faced a fourth Christmas in jail separated from his family, he had been "comforted by Immanuel", the Hebrew word for 'God is with us'.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Frees Four Evangelical Christians

December 21, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

hosein-barunzade-rahman-bahmani (1)TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Four Iranian evangelical Christians were free Sunday, December 21, after they were unexpectedly released from prison ahead of Christmas, but many other believers remained detained, several Iranian Christians confirmed.

US Congress Urges Egypt To Free Coptic Christian; Fate Others Uncertain

December 18, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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CAIRO/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- The United States Congress has urged Egypt to immediately release a Coptic Christian who has been jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013 after he converted from Islam.

Detained Iranian Christians Denied Access To Lawyer

November 24, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Three leaders of Iran's largest evangelical house church movement faced an appeal hearing against their long prison terms, but they were denied access to their lawyer ahead of the trial, supporters said.

NEWS ALERT: Iran House Church Christian Released From Prison

November 17, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian involved in an underground house church in Iran has been granted "conditional release" from prison, but Iranian Christians remain concerned about a fellow believer serving a five-year-sentence, supporters told BosNewsLife Monday, November 17.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Sentences Church Leaders To Long Prison Terms (Update)

October 20, 2014
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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  behnam-irani-249x158

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)- An Iranian Islamic court has sentenced three leaders of the country's largest evangelical house church movement to six years imprisonment each on charges linked to their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned Monday, October 20.

Muslim Militants Release 20 Christians In Syria; Priest Under House Arrest

October 13, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

syria-priest-717x450-440x276DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 20 Christians kidnapped by fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida in Syria have been released but their priest remained under house arrest Monday, October 13, awaiting an Islamic court trial, church sources said.
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