Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Crackdown On Evangelical Churches


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Azerbaijan continued preparations Tuesday, March 13, to close down an evangelical church in the first such reported incident since the former Soviet republic introduced harsh religious legislation in 2009, rights activists said.

Hungary Expands Recognized Churches To Just 32; Opposition Concerned

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure Hungary's parliament expanded the number of recognized churches from an initial 14 to 32 Monday, February 27, but hundreds of religious groups remained unrecognized.

 

BREAKING NEWS: EU Chair Poland Demands Iran Halts Pastor’s Execution


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

TEHRAN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland has summoned Iran's ambassador to demand a stay of execution for pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who has refused to abandon his Christian faith and return to Islam, officials said Thursday, September 29.

First Evangelism Festival Since Vietnam War Saves “Thousands”, Palau Says


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The first American evangelist to openly preach in Vietnam since 1975  says thousands of people have "committed" their lives to Jesus Christ at meetings that were nearly halted by Vietnamese authorities.

 

NEWS ALERT: Syria Closes Evangelical Churches In Crackdown


By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent


JERUSALEM/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)- At least eight house churches in northern Syria have been closed down by the government as part of a crackdown on evangelical Christians in country, a Washington-based rights group said Tuesday, September 28.

Pastor Plans Koran Burning on September 11 Despite Controversy

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- A small evangelical Christian congregation in Florida plans to burn Korans Saturday, as a protest against violent Islamic extremists on September 11, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States, despite international concerns about the action.