India Police Attack Christian Missionaries


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Christian missionaries in India are recovering after they were attacked by police and local residents over evangelism activities, BosNewsLife learned.

Health Scare Overshadows Release Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has urged the American government to allow him into the United States to receive medical treatment after years of alleged prison mistreatment.

Colombia FARC Rebels Close Churches, Kill Pastors


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

colombia_farc-rebels-march-in-la-macarenapreview1BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in south-eastern Colombia face a difficult Christmas amid reports that at least 150 churches have been closed down by leftist rebels. Open Christian worship and other religious activities are forbidden in the rural areas controlled by the rebels, known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, December 19.

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.

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.

Egypt Court Fines Christian Teacher For Blasphemy


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

picturenowLUXOR, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian court has fined a Coptic teacher for "insulting Islam" and proselytizing at her primary school, adding to concerns among rights activists about the alleged growing persecution of devoted Christians in the country. The court in the ancient southern city of Luxor ruled that schoolteacher Dimyana Abdel-Nour must pay a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($14,300), though she escaped prison.