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Netherlands’ Group Launches Shelters For Ex-Muslims

October 31, 2008
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A major Netherlands-based group serving Christians persecuted for their faith has launched a global initiative to set up shelters for ex-Muslims who have converted to Christianity, BosNewsLife established Friday, October 31.

Pakistan Reopens Grave Of “Murdered” Christian (UPDATE)

October 31, 2008
(FOLLOW UP OF PREVIOUS STORY, ADDS NEW DETAILS)SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have excavated the grave of a Christian young man who was allegedly axed to death by an influential Muslim employer and Muslim relatives, amid allegations local officials covered up the murder case.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: India Terror Blasts Damage Church; 50 Killed, Pastor Injured

October 30, 2008
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A dozen bomb blasts rocked the Indian state of Assam Thursday, October 30, killing at least 50 people and injuring 300 others, including Christians, a main alliance of churches and mission groups told BosNewsLife.

NEWS WATCH: EU, IMF Agree to Multibillion-Dollar Rescue Package for Hungary

October 30, 2008
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The International Monetary Fund, the European Union and World Bank have agreed to a $25 billion economic rescue package for Hungary to strengthen confidence in its economy. It has been described as the largest financial aid measure for an emerging-market economy since the start of the worldwide financial troubles, and the first for an EU-member country.

Algeria Continues Church Closures

October 30, 2008
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Groups of devoted Christians in Algeria were without places to worship Saturday, March 29, after authorities closed down more than a dozen Protestant churches amid anger over alleged attempts by evangelical believers to convert Muslims.

India Catholic Priest Dies After Orissa Violence

October 29, 2008
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic priest who was attacked by Hindu militants during anti-Christian violence in the troubled Indian state of Orissa has died, church sources confirmed Wednesday, October 29.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Report: Algeria Acquits Christians Charged With Blasphemy

October 29, 2008
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure a court in northwestern Algeria acquitted three Christians charged with blaspheming Islam and threatening a member of their congregation who re-converted to Islam, a Christian news agency reported Wednesday, October 29.

Christian Youth “Axed To Death” In Pakistan

October 29, 2008
SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The family of a Christian young man who was allegedly axed to death by his influential Muslim employer demanded an autopsy Wednesday, October 29, saying local authorities have refused to find the true circumstances surrounding his death.

National Day Of Prayer For Nigeria As Persecution Spreads

October 28, 2008
LONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- A major Britain-based religious rights group said Tuesday, October 28, it would hold an annual Day of Prayer for Nigeria, following “the brutal murder of a Christian school teacher� on charges of blasphemy.

Report: UN Aid Worker Beheaded For Embracing Christianity

October 27, 2008
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Among at least 24 aid workers killed in Somalia this year was a United Nations worker who was beheaded last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, among other charges, Christian rights investigators said Monday, October 27.
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