China Government Raids House Churches, Landlords Pressured

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

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities pressure landlords to cancel their leases to house churches and security forces are raiding home congregations as part of a government campaign against Christianity, rights activists, and local Christians say.

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns


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

hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.

Hungary Asks Court To Probe ‘Islamic State’ Crackdown On Christians


By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosministernow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's foreign minister says his country has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the "brutal actions" committed against Christians by the Islamic State group.

Cuba Detains Son Devoted Pastor


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

gabrielHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The son of a devoted Christian pastor in Cuba has been jailed on false charges as part of a government effort to pressure his family to halt church activities, but locals call them a "powerful blessing" to the community, Christians say.

Pro-Russian Rebels Give Presents To Enemy On Christmas Day


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

UkrainiansoldierdecoratesKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Some pro-Russian rebels have used the Orthodox Christmas to reach-out to their enemy in eastern Ukraine. With Jesus saying in the Bible: "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," they gave Christmas presents to Ukrainian troops. It happened while they provided safe passage to some 50 Ukrainian soldiers.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Releases House Church Christians, But Pastor Detained


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos released six Christians who were detained after attending a house church service, but the pastor remained behind bars Tuesday, October 7, and faces torture, an advocacy official said.

BREAKING NEWS: China Release Christian Lawyer Gao Zhisheng


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's most prominent Christian rights lawyers, was with family Friday, August 8, after he was released from prison, his brother confirmed. Gao Zhiyi said Gao left the Xinjiang prison early Thursday local time and was now at his father-in-law's home in Urumqi, ending years of imprisonment.