Several Detained In Iran Crackdown On House Church Movement, Christianity


TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Several Iranian Christians remained behind bars Tuesday, February 28, including an elderly frail woman, after security forces launched a "systematic series of arrests in different parts of Iran" to "counter the growth of Christianity and the house church movement"Iranian Christians said.

 

Iran Pondering Over Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's Execution


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's government is trying to play down credible reports that jailed Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's execution is imminent for refusing to recant his faith in Christ, amid mounting international concern BosNewsLife monitored Monday, February 27.

Hungary Expands Recognized Churches To Just 32; Opposition Concerned

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure Hungary's parliament expanded the number of recognized churches from an initial 14 to 32 Monday, February 27, but hundreds of religious groups remained unrecognized.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Attack Rocks Nigeria Church; Several Killed (Update)


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives during a worship service of the large Church of Christ in Nigeria's restive city of Jos early Sunday, February 26, killing himself and a father and child, an official told reporters.

EU, US Urging Iran Not To Execute Pastor Nadarkhani

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

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was believed to be still alive Saturday, February 25, after the European Union and the United States urged Iran not to carry out an execution order and demanded his immediate release.