India Hindu Mob Attacks Evangelical Pastor, Church Members


By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in southeastern India were due to worship Sunday, January 29, amid heightened tensions after Hindu hardliners attacked a pastor and church members, representatives said.

 

US Evangelist Schambach Dies At 85


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Robert William Schambach, the legendary American evangelist who brought "countless thousands" to personal faith in Jesus Christ has died of heart failure, his organization and daughter said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, January 28. He was 85.

Hungary Court Hears Wiesel’s “Holocaust Lies” In Controversial Case


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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Budapest court is to rule next month in a case of a Nazi-concentration camp survivor who claims Nobel Peace Prize winning author and human rights activist Elie Wiesel "lies" about his Holocaust past, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 27.

 

India Pastor’s Home Attacked Following Deadly Violence


By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Hindu extremist attacked the home of a frail protestant pastor who survived previous attacks by Hindu militants in India's eastern Orissa state, where at least two church leaders were killed last year, his wife and missionaries told BosNewsLife Thursday, January 26.

 

NEWS WATCH: Eastern EU States Under Western Pressure Amid Social Unrest


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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Romania and Hungary are among several former Communist nations of the European Union facing social and political turmoil, as the EU and other Western institutions demand far reaching political and austerity measures in exchange for multi-billion dollar financial assistance. The resulting tensions have revived a debate over how much sovereignty eastern EU members should give up, more than two decades after freeing themselves from the Soviet Union's sphere of influence.

NEWS ALERT: China House Church Leader Released; Family Jailed Professor Flees To U.S.


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)- China has unexpectedly released the deputy chairman of a major organization representing the country's growing number of house churches, after he served six months of a two-year "re-education through labor" sentence, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday January 24.