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BREAKING NEWS: Iran Frees Detained Dutch-Iranian Christian Abrahamian

August 31, 2011

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has released a Dutch-Iranian pastor who was jailed for 359 days on charges of spreading Christianity among Farsi-speaking Iranians and relations with foreign organizations, well-informed Iranian Christians said Wednesday, August 31.

Nepal Urged To Improve Religious Rights After Church Attack

August 31, 2011

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged Nepal's new prime minister to help guarantee freedom of religion in a new constitution, just days after a bomb nearly destroyed a church.

NEWS ALERT: India Releases Christian Missionary After 17 Months Imprisonment

August 29, 2011

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- India has released a Christian missionary after he served 17 months in prison on "false" charges of supporting anti-government Maoist rebels, his mission group announced Monday, August 29.

 

Iran Detains Evangelical Pastor; Whereabouts Unknown

August 27, 2011

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The whereabouts of an evangelical pastor in Iran remained unknown Saturday, August 27, some 10 days after he was detained by Iranian security forces as part of a reported government crackdown on Christian converts, BosNewsLife established.

BREAKING NEWS: US Churches Urged To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Irene (News Watch)

August 26, 2011

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Christian volunteers, community leaders and emergency professionals urged churches in the U.S. eastern coastal regions on Friday, August 26, to evacuate their buildings and homes amid concerns Hurricane Irene will be the most powerful storm in decades.


NEWS ALERT: Tortured Bangladesh Christian Activist Hiding In Hong Kong (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

August 25, 2011

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

HONG KONG, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- He was tortured for his Christian faith, but still wanted to "sing the songs of David." He was naked, but "Jesus Christ" clothed him "with His Love." Words of Christian rights activist William Nicholas Gomes, a former Muslim who fled rough police and Islamic extremists in his native Bangladesh.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Christians Pray Amid Gunfire And Uncertainty

August 24, 2011

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

TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan Christians risked their lives to meet in prayer in the capital Tripoli Wednesday, August 24, as fugitive Moammar Gadhafi assured "martyrdom or victory" in the battle against his opponents who he called "aggressors", Christian aid workers said.

India State Halts Church Construction After Hindu Pressure

August 23, 2011

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

BHUBANESWAR, ORISSA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities backed by Hindu militants have halted the reconstruction of a Baptist church that was destroyed in deadly anti-Christian violence in India's volatile state of Orissa, local Christians said Tuesday, August 23.

Concerns Mount Over Whereabouts Chinese Christian Lawyer

August 21, 2011

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)--  Family members and other Chinese Christians say they remain concerned over the whereabouts of a prominent Christian human rights lawyer, several days after his probationary sentence was supposed to end.


BUDAPEST BRAINWAVE: King Orbán’s Church Version

August 20, 2011

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife-Columns) -- Sitting on his throne overlooking the Danube river Viktor Orbán wanted more. Hungary's prime minister and uncrowned king realized it's wasn't enough that his deep bowing servants in parliament agreed to stifle the press with a media law.


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