Uganda Evangelical Church Closed After Muslim Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
KAMPALA, UGANDA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have appealed for prayers after an evangelical church outside Uganda's capital Kampala was reportedly closed early August after months of harassment by local Muslims in the latest attacks against Christians in the African nation. "The final blow came on August 4th when a stone was thrown through a window, striking Pastor Moreen Sanyu of the Greater Love Church in the forehead and knocking her unconscious," said advocacy group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC).

MISSION WATCH: Christian Broadcaster Launches Gospel App For Refugees Fleeing War, Poverty


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeapp

BUDAPEST/BRATISLAVA (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest Christian broadcasters has launched an application for smartphones and other mobile devices to reach millions of refugees in the Middle East or travelling from that troubled region to Europe. Trans World Radio (TWR) told BosNewsLife that its 'Refugee Bridge' app is designed "to meet the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of displaced people by offering practical and Biblical content in the Arabic language."

‘Pakistan Muslims To Kill Mother, Relatives Over Christian Conversion’


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

LEADNOWLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab province have threatened to kill a young woman as well as her husband, child and in-laws because she abandoned Islam and converted to Christianity, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 1. Maria and her Christian husband Emmanuel Masih said they are hiding with their "beautiful one-year-old daughter" Yarusha Emmanuel after receiving death threats.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Postpones Ruling On ‘Blasphemy’ Girl


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

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court refused on Wednesday, November 14, to rule on whether to dismiss a controversial case against a mentally challenged Christian girl who has been charged with "blasphemy against Islam."

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sentenced To Life Imprisonment


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Egypt on Saturday, June 2, sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for involvement in the killing of over 800 demonstrators during last year's uprising. He leaves behind a divided nation where minority Christians have expressed concerns about their future, amid growing influence of hardline Islamists.

NEWS ALERT: Family Fears Iranian Pastor Dying Behind Bars


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Family members of jailed Iranian Pastor Behnam Irani fear he may die behind bars amid mounting concerns about his rapidly deteriorating health and prison mistreatment, an official assisting him with advocacy told BosNewsLife Wednesday, April 25.

BREAKING NEWS: Evangelist Billy Graham Hospitalized; Tested For Pneumonia


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ASHEVILLE, UNITED STATES (BosNewsLife)-- American evangelist Billy Graham was hospitalized Wednesday, November 30, near his home in the U.S. state of North Carolina for evaluation and treatment of his lungs amid concerns he may suffer pneumonia, his organization said