Group: ‘Uzbekistan Fines Christians For Praying At Home’

By BosNewsLife News Center

uzbekistan-mapTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian families in Uzbekistan faced uncertain future Wednesday, May 14, after receiving massive fines for meeting in a private home to read the Bible and pray together, church members and rights investigators said. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov were fined along with another member of their home church in October 2012 for unregistered religious activity and teaching religion "illegally".

Canada Priest Fired For Exposing Sex Abuse, Losing Home

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

victoriamatthewsEDMONTON, CANADA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Anglican priest faced losing his home Friday, January 25, after being being fired by bishops and other authorities for revealing sexual abuse within Canada's Anglican Church and the prison system.

Syria Christians Attacked Ahead Of Presidential Speech (UPDATE)

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

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Sunday, January 6, that those fighting against his rule would "go to hell",  after rights activists said a shell hit a Christian area of Damascus and a car bomb exploded elsewhere in the Syrian capital.

Iran Jails Iranian-American Pastor; Mistreatment Reported

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

pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The U.S. State Department says it is in contact with the family of an Iranian-American pastor who activists say is jailed and mistreated for his Christian faith in Tehran.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Released; At Home

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN/RASHT (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death and became a symbol of what his church called "suffering Christians" in this heavily Islamic nation, could embrace his wife and children Saturday, September 8, after he was unexpectedly released from prison, BosNewsLife learned.

NEWS ALERT: Cuban Christian Activist Caballero Arrives In US

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

MIAMI/HAVANA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Christian rights activist and independent journalist from Cuba is spending her first weekend in freedom after arriving in the United States to escape reported persecution at home, her supporters confirmed.