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BREAKING NEWS: Anti-Christian Violence In India Kills One, Dozen Injured

September 30, 2008
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- New clashes between Hindus and Christians in India's eastern state of Orissa has left at least one woman dead and more than a dozen people injured, some critically, police said Tuesday, September 30.

NEWS WATCH: OSCE Condemns Belarus Parlementary Ballot; Christians Concerned

September 29, 2008
MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe condemned Monday, September 29, parliamentary elections in Belarus saying they "fell short of OSCE commitments for democratic elections," after opposition candidates candidates failed to win any parliamentary seats.

Iraq Christians Demand More Political Rights

September 29, 2008
MOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's embattled Christian minority was awaiting support from parliament Monday, September 29, after Iraq's prime minister requested safeguards for small religious communities in this mainly Muslim country following protests against a controversial election legislation.

Indonesia Pastor Forced To End Worship Services

September 28, 2008
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor in North Jakarta was struggling Sunday, September 28, to hold a church meeting after local officials and residents pressured him to cease worship services at his home, Christians said.

Vietnam Security Forces Destroy Former Vatican Embassy

September 27, 2008
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in Hanoi on Saturday, September 27, after workers backed by security forces destroyed the one-time residence of the papal nuncio that once served as the Vatican embassy and residence near St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

NEWS WATCH: Anti Christian Violence Overshadows EU-India Summit

September 26, 2008
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Major rights groups have urged the European Union to discuss rapidly spreading anti-Christian violence in India during an upcoming summit and pressure Indian leaders to end the clashes.

Laos Threatens Expulsion Christian Villagers; Widow Forgives Husband’s Killers

September 25, 2008
VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian villagers in Laos were reportedly facing uncertainty Thursday, September 25, after local authorities told them they will be expelled because several Christian families refuse to renounce their faith in Christ. It came as a widow said she had forgiven those who killed her husband because of his church activities, the latest in several violent incidents against Christian villagers in parts of the Communist nation.

Belarus Bans Christian Festival, Group Says

September 25, 2008
MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Belarus has banned a Christian music festival, initiated by Catholics, minutes before it was due to begin, a religious rights group said Thursday, September 25.

Christian Aid Reaches Destroyed Indonesian Village (UPDATE)

September 25, 2008
(ADDS MORE DETAILS. CAUTION: CONTAINS GRAPHIC DETAILS IN 3rd AND 4th PARAGRAPHS) JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- An international Christian aid group said Thursday, September 25, it has begun helping to rebuild a mainly Christian village in a remote area of Indonesia, which was destroyed by Muslim militants earlier this year.

Eritrea Evangelist May Die In Prison, Report

September 25, 2008
ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- An Eritrean evangelist who has been imprisoned since 2006 has reportedly told friends he may die soon as he receives harsh prison treatment because of his evangelistic activities among fellow inmates, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, September 25.
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