BREAKING NEWS: Evangelicals Urge New Scotland After Voters Reject Independence (News Watch)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

staff-fred-drummondLONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- The Evangelical Alliance Scotland (EAS) urged the nation on Friday, September 19, to unite and build a new Scotland "with Christian values" after most voters rejected Scottish independence in a historic referendum.

More Evangelicals Facing Death Penalty In Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iran & christiansTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two more evangelical Iranian Christians faced uncertainty Saturday, September 6, after they were charged with the potentially death-sentence carrying crime of "Mofsed-e-filarz" translated as "spreading corruption on earth", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Ukraine Christians Mourn Killed Church Workers Amid Crackdown


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in eastern Ukraine are mourning the death of four local church workers and a pastor who were killed in separate attacks by pro-Russian separatists as part of a wider crackdown on evangelicals in the war torn region, BosNewsLife learned.

Russia Closing Evangelical Church; Targets Groups


By BosNewsLife News Center

putinnMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Churches and Christian groups in Russia that are involved educational, social and charitable work are facing harassment from authorities resembling the Soviet-era, rights activists say. One church was reportedly liquidated over alleged illegal "non-religious educational activity", in the heavily Orthodox, post-Communist nation.

Obama “Silent” Over Persecution Christians In Saudi Arabia


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

obama-saudi-arabia-march-28-2014RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights activists have criticized American President Barack Obama for not addressing the persecution of Christians and other minorities during his talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia.

Hungary Evangelicals Face Uncertain Future; Government Rejects Expert


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ivanyi-gaborBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Uncertainty remained Sunday, February 16, over the future of one of Hungary's main evangelical denominations after it lost its church status and the government rejected an expert opinion about its "religious legitimacy."