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China’s Government “Orders” Crackdown On House Churches

August 31, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ch_church_img_0688_lg-150x1501BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China's government has issued a secret directive to dismantle at least six major house churches in and outside the capital Beijing ahead of the upcoming 60th anniversary of Communist rule in the country, according to Christian right investigators.

NEWS WATCH: Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls Muslims To Prepare For ‘Savior’

August 28, 2009

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel

iran-ayatollah-gett_129582s1JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims around the world to mobilize their troops alongside Iran against Israel and the United States to prepare for the coming of the "Mahdi" seen as "the savior of Islam".

EU Ambassadors Discuss Belarus Threats To Close Megachurch

August 27, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

newlife1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- European ambassadors to Belarus have met with the leader of New Life Church in the capital Minsk to discuss “threats” from authorities to "destroy" one of the country's largest evangelical churches by confiscating its building, a former cowshed, church officials said in a statement obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, August 27.

Pakistan Jails Christian Teenager for “Blasphemy”

August 26, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pakistan_-_donne_cristiane1ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani Christian teenager was behind bars Wednesday, August 26, after being beaten on "false" charges of "blasphemy" and several Muslims have demanded a death sentence for him, his family and supporters, rights investigators said.

BREAKING NEWS: Senator Kennedy Dies At 77 (News Watch)

August 26, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center

ted_kennedy1WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- United States Senator Edward Kennedy, a Liberal influential figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's mostknown political families after two older brothers were assassinated, has died,his family said Wednesday, August 26. He was 77.

Protestants Protest Religious Restrictions In Belarus

August 25, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center

lukashenko1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Some 50 Protestant pastors, many of whom were punished for religious activities, have written to President Aleksandr Lukashenko complaining of long-standing restrictions, an advocacy group said Tuesday, August 25.

Islamic Militants Kill Christian Convert in Somalia

August 24, 2009

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

al-shabab-somalia1MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia were facing another potential day of bloodshed Monday, August 24, amid fresh reports that Muslim militants are hunting down converts to Christianity, killing at least one man in recent days for abandoning Islam.

Hungarian Police Detain 4 Men in Gypsy Killings

August 23, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

hungary_budapest_debrecen_2101BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police have detained four men on suspicion of carrying out attacks in which at least six Roma, or Gypsies as they are also called, were killed. The violence has underscored growing ethnic tension in the European Union nation.

Indian Christians Pray And Fast A Year After Orissa Massacre

August 22, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

indian20churches_p9231231NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian Christians and churches prepared to fast and pray this weekend for peace, a year after anti-Christian violence killed over 100 people in India's troubled state of Orissa and left tens of thousands displaced.

Cuban Pastor’s Wife Receives High Fine For “Disturbing Order”

August 21, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center

CUBAHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor’s wife who lost her baby after a neighbour attacked her on the street, is being fined the equivalent of over two months salary on charges of "disturbing the public order" on that day, Christian trial observers said Friday, August 21.
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