Dutch Bible Group Continues Tent Campaigns Amid Church Closures, Influx Muslims


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A Dutch group says it will continue "old-fashioned" evangelism campaigns throughout the Netherlands amid massive church closures and an influx of mainly Muslim refugees. The Dutch Biblestudy Center (NBC) told BosNewsLife it is touring this crowded small nation of 17-million with its circus-like red and blue colored tent.

Iran Christian Moved To Notorious Prison For Evangelism


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iran-protests1TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Iranian Christian has been transferred to a ward of Tehran's notorious Evin prison to serve a three-year sentence for evangelism and related charges, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Saturday, December 7. Rasoul Abdollahi, who converted to Christianity, was reportedly accused of "collusion against the government and evangelism" following a crackdown by security forces on Christian groups.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Sentences Evangelist To Prison and Exile


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has sentenced a young evangelical Christian to one year imprisonment and two years exile to a remote border town for his involvement in evangelism and house churches, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Tuesday, August 20.

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Sentences Pastors For Evangelism, Literature Distribution


By BosNewsLife News Center

uzbekistan-mapASTANA/TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Central Asia remained concerned Tuesday, June 4, about the plight of Pastor Sharofat Allamova who was sentenced to 1.5 years "corrective labor" in Uzbekistan for distributing Christian literature while in neighboring Kazakhstan a pastor was detained after distributing red tea during communion, activists and missionaries said.

Wife Jailed Iranian-US Pastor Denies Bail Claims


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

pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of a jailed Iranian-American pastor has denied Iran's claims that her husband will be released on bail as an attempt to "silence the international media." Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported that Saeed Abedini, who faces death by hanging for "illegal" Christian activities that "threaten" state security, would be freed imminently after posting $116,000.

BREAKING NEWS: Iranian-American Pastor Faces Possible Death Sentence


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
saeed_abediniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian-American pastor faces a possible death sentence Monday, January 21, before a judge who is notorious for hanging defendants, his family and other Christian said. Saeed Abedini, 32, has been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since late September, after being detained while visiting family.