‘Over 100 Vietnam Pastors Jailed In Crackdown’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife) -- Christian rights activists say more than 100 Vietnamese pastors of house churches in Vietnam remain jailed in Vietnam for refusing to join the central church in the communist nation. "The government-controlled "official church" wants to combine multiple house churches in order to control and diminish the influence ... Read more...

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Church Leaders Face Execution For Faith And Dissent

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bossudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Sudanese authorities have charged two church leaders with crimes that carry the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on Christians and political dissent in Sudan, rights activists confirmed to BosNewsLife Thursday, August 11.

Iran Frees Two Members Of Church Of Iran, Others Detained


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

imagesIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two members of Iran's largest evangelical house church movement who were among several Christians detained last month have been released on bail, but at least one member remains behind bars, Christian activists said Wednesday, June 1. Activists also expressed concern about the deteriorating health of Maryam (Nasim) Naghash-Zargaran, a Christian concert serving a four-year sentence in Tehran's Evin Prison on what her supporters say are trumped up charges because of her faith.

India’s Christians Facing Record Crackdown (COLUMN)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist


WEB-Reuters-Christians-India-Photog-BabuNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- One of the sadder entries in the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List - of the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith - is that of India, which has risen into the top 20 for the very first time. It is at No. 17, compared to No. 21 in 2015 and No. 28 in the previous year.

MISSION WATCH: Christian Broadcaster Launches Gospel App For Refugees Fleeing War, Poverty


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeapp

BUDAPEST/BRATISLAVA (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest Christian broadcasters has launched an application for smartphones and other mobile devices to reach millions of refugees in the Middle East or travelling from that troubled region to Europe. Trans World Radio (TWR) told BosNewsLife that its 'Refugee Bridge' app is designed "to meet the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of displaced people by offering practical and Biblical content in the Arabic language."

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations


By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife

aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Shoot 3 Christians, Threatens To Kill Hundreds More


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISIS-executes-Assyrian-Christian-hostages-screenshot-Twitter-640x480DAMASCUS/BEIRUT (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic State militants have released a video of how they shot to death three Christian hostages and threatened to execute hundreds more of the Syrian Christian minority abducted in February. In the recently released Islamic State execution video the three Assyrian men, crouched in orange jumpsuits, are forced to state their Christian faith and names before being shot in the back of the head.