MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU,NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Native Christian missionaries in Nepal say they will continue evangelism despite unrest over a newly constitution that enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing.

The new constitution signed by Nepal's president on September 20 outlaws "any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another," with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.

Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country's new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal.

Egypt Christians In Crossfire After Clashes Kill Dozens (UPDATE)

(ADDS MILITARY PROPOSAL FOR NEW PRESIDENT, RESIGNATION DEPUTY PM)
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's minority Christians faced new threats Monday, January 27, after scores of people were killed in weekend clashes between security forces and protesters on the third anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising. Most people were killed Saturday, January 25, the official date of the popular revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Christians Fear More Repression Under Vietnam’s New Constitution


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

vietnamesesoldier01_1303425322023HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists expressed concern Friday, December 6, that a revised constitution for Vietnam can be used to repress religious leaders and faith groups. Vietnam's amended constitution will come into effect on January 1 next year.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Launches Crackdown On Homeless


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

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has launched a crackdown on its many homeless people, with thousands facing imminent detention under a new controversial law. The measures come as homeless Hungarians wake up after sleeping near a garbage dump, hidden between the bushes, somewhere in Budapest.

Concerns Over ‘Religious Discrimination’ In Hungary’s New Constitution


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

voa_bos_hungary_protest_300_eng_14jan11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Smaller evangelical churches and other faith groups faced more uncertainty Monday, September 23, after Hungary's parliament adopted amendments to a controversial constitution.

European Churches Adopt New Constitution At Turbulent Assembly In Hungary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest, Hungary
conferencenowyesBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Conference of European Churches (CEC) began operating Tuesday, July 9, under a new but controversial Constitution that includes moving its original offices from Geneva to Brussels to improve ties with the European Union and between denominations.