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Egypt Again Detains Christian Brothers; Believer Kidnapped

May 31, 2009

BosNewsLife Middle East Service

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian brothers were behind bars again Sunday, May 31, just weeks after being released from an Egyptian prison where they were held for a year on false charges of murdering a Muslim in Mallawi, Upper Egypt.

Iran Security Forces Raid House Church Amid Crackdown

May 30, 2009
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian family members and friends were still searching Saturday, May 30, for several former Muslims who converted to Christianity, after Iranian security forces detained them during a raid at a house church.

Rights Groups Demand Release Thousands Of Eritrean Christians

May 29, 2009

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

asmaraASMARA/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of five religious rights groups have demonstrated outside the Eritrean embassy in London against “human rights violations” in Eritrea where up to 3,000 Christians remain detained without charges, organizers said Friday, May 29.

China To Sentence Uyghur Christian To Labor Camp, Mother Says

May 28, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

sonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The mother of imprisoned Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimitihas urged the international community to help "rescue her son" after learning that China's main law enforcement agency plans to sentence her son "secretly to three years of re-education through labor" because of his Christian activities.

Tamil And Sinhalese Christians Unite To Overcome Aftermath Of Sri Lanka War

May 27, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

srilankaCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- At least a quarter of a million civilians, including Christians, remained displaced Wednesday, May 27, in Sri Lanka following the government's final military crackdown on independence seeking Tamil rebels, but Tamil and Sinhalese Christians said they have united to overcome the crisis and show reconciliation is possible.

Suspected Al Qaeda, Taliban Militants Destroy Pakistan Church, Christians Say

May 26, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pakistanmilitantsISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Muslim militants with links to the terror groups Al Qaeda and the Taliban attacked a historic church in northwestern Pakistan and burned Bibles and other Christian books, but police are reluctant to investigate the case and detain suspects, Christians said Tuesday, May 26.

China Releases House Church Christians

May 25, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

outdoorBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure Chinese authorities have released early the last 16 Christians of a house church group who remained detained in Henan province, their supporters confirmed Monday, May 25.

Asian Mission Group Mourns Death US Missionary Leader

May 24, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

winter1NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A key Asian mission group mourned Sunday, May 24, the death of Ralph Winter the founder of the U.S. Center for World Missions and, later, William Carey International University. He was 84.

Burma Military Involved In Massive Rape And Discrimination, investigators claim

May 23, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

burmaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- United Nations officials on Saturday, May 23, remained concerned over the situation of Burma's political prisoners, including detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as Christian rights investigators reported fresh evidence of
"human rights violations" by the ruling military in the country.

Outrage Over US Military Bible Burnings In Afghanistan

May 22, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos with reports from the United States and Afghanistan

burning_bookWASHINGTON/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- The president of a US-based group helping Christians persecuted for their faith has expressed outrage that United States military personnel haveburned confiscated Bibles in Afghanistan.
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