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Burma Crackdown On Local Bible Studies, Worship, report

October 31, 2011

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Burma, also known as Myanmar, are imposing new restrictions on Christian and other religious activities in the Kachin State region, an influential religious rights group said Monday, October 31

Sudan to Introduce Strict Islamic Law, Activists Warn

October 30, 2011

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is rewriting his country's constitution to implement Sharia, or Islamic, law, a move that is expected to put more pressure on the African nation's Christian minority.

 

NEWS ALERT: Christian Convert Missing In Iran

October 29, 2011

By Marshall Ramsey II, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)– A Christian with a Muslim background, Fariborz Arazm, remained missing in Iran Saturday, October 29, nearly two weeks after his detention by plain clothes security officers, Iranian Christians said.

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria

October 28, 2011

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

CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.

NEWS ALERT: Jailed Egypt Christian Sent To Mental Hospital

October 27, 2011

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)– An Egyptian Military Court ordered that an imprisoned Christian activist be admitted to a mental health hospital to determine whether he's responsible for his actions, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 27

Burma Military Detains Pastor

October 27, 2011

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Burma on Thursday, October 27, remained concerned over the whereabouts of five men, including a pastor, whose homes were reportedly burned and destroyed after they were briefly detained by Burmese government soldiers.

Theater Row Raising Concerns Over Hungary’s Extreme Nationalism

October 26, 2011
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest 

HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The appointment of a right-wing director at Budapest's New Theater raises new worries about freedom in the arts. Hungarians are protesting what they see as too much interference by the government.

Polish man who saved girlfriend in Auschwitz dies at 90

October 25, 2011

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Jerzy Bielecki, a Polish inmate who led his Jewish girlfriend out of the Auschwitz death camp in 1944 has died at the age of 90, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, October 25.

 

NEWS ALERT: Iran’s security service pressuring jailed pastor to renounce Christ, report

October 24, 2011

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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared security service is pressuring an Iranian pastor to covert back to Islam ahead of an expected ruling by the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini on whether the Christian can be executed by hanging for "apostasy", trial observers said Monday, October 24.

 

Somalia Christians Face More Violence Amid Suicide Attack, Beheading

October 23, 2011

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia were confronted with more violence Sunday, October 23, amid reports that a suspected Islamic militant blew himself up while earlier the militant al-Shabab group beheaded a 17-year-old Christian near the capital Mogadishu.

 
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