Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.

Pakistan Sentences 5 To Death For Killing Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
blasphemyLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five people to death over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after they were falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam, officials said.

Britain Urged To Defend Religious Freedom After Pakistan Easter Bombing


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
cameron1LAHORE/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The persecution watchdog of Britain's largest body of evangelical Christians has condemned the deadly Easter bombing in Pakistan and urged the British government to act immediately to "enshrine freedom of religion or belief" in its foreign policy.

BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Of Christians Killed In Pakistan Easter Bombing


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

lahoreattackLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- At least 63 people were killed and more than 300 others injured when a suicide bomber linked to an Islamic terror group blew himself up in a children's park in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab, where Christians celebrated Easter, officials and Christians said.

Yes, The News Is Good (COLUMN)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Christians celebrate the risen Christ it is a period to remember that the news is good, not bad. The victory is won, the strongholds have been defeated. So at a time when the news media seem to be relaying little but relentless disaster, it is worth looking instead at some good news.

JERUSALEM BRAINWAVE: Jesus Christ “Risen From Death”, Friends Say (Column)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A man claiming to be the Messiah  rose up from death Sunday, April 8, after he died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls, his friends said.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Hundreds Killed By Islamic Militants, Many Kidnapped


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriachristiansABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in volatile Nigeria were mourning their dead Good Friday, April 18, ahead of Easter, after Islamic militants killed more than 200 people and kidnapped hundreds others in the region, including two priests and a nun.