Iran Closing Largest Persian Pentecostal Church; Pastors Detained

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

church-iranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's largest Persian speaking Pentecostal church was closed Monday, May 27, after one of its leaders was detained during a worship service and moved to an unknown location, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife.

Cuba Frees Catholic Dissident Ferrer

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Catholic dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was free Monday, August 6, after he was detained for some 36 hours in Cuba's eastern city of Holguin.

Tanzania Christians Seek Justice After Destruction Churches

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tanzanian Christians were seeking justice Thursday, June 14, after hundreds of supporters of a separatist Islamic group burned two church buildings in the East African nation's semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar.


NEWS ALERT: Blind Chinese Activist Flees To US Embassy

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

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A blind activist who became a symbol of the fight more religious and political rights in China has fled to the United States embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest, but others close to him have been detained, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Saturday, April 28.


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

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.


Iran Detains House Church Christian

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent/BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A house church in the Iranian city of Ahvaz expressed concerns Sunday, September 5, about the whereabouts of one of its members, who they said has not been heard from since his arrest nearly six weeks ago.