Persecution, Prayer in Pakistan; Simple Calendar Showing God’s Hand Amid Suffering (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothMELBOURNE/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I have just received a surprising gift from some returning missionaries. It's a small 2015 calendar, with each month’s page depicting a color photograph of a church. An accompanying card tells me that these are all vibrant churches, full of joyful worshippers who love to sing the praises of Jesus.

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Attack On Pakistan Church; Dozens Killed (Update 2)

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Xavier P. William reporting from Peshawar, Pakistan

bkastPESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide bomb attack rocked a historic church in northwest Pakistan Sunday, September 22, killing as many as 85 people and injuring more than 140 following several other anti-Christian incidents in this heavily Islamic nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Postpones Ruling On ‘Blasphemy’ Girl

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court refused on Wednesday, November 14, to rule on whether to dismiss a controversial case against a mentally challenged Christian girl who has been charged with "blasphemy against Islam."

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistani Christian Girl ‘Free On Bail’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court ordered the "release on bail" of a young Christian Pakistani girl, who was detained for blasphemy against Islam, a well-informed source and advocacy leader told BosNewsLife Friday, September 7.

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Jails Christian Girl Over Blasphemy (Update)

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

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have detained an 11-year-old Christian girl in the capital Islamabad because she allegedly burned the Koran, viewed as a holy book by Muslims, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, August 17.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Mourn Assassinated Pakistan Minister Bhatti; Muslim Militants Suspected

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani Christians and leading rights groups mourned Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, who was shot and killed Wednesday, March 2, by suspected Muslim militants after publicly criticizing controversial blasphemy legislation.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan’s Christian Minister Bhatti Assassinated (WRAP)

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Gumen have shot and killed Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, who publicly challenged the country's controversial blasphemy laws and demanded more rights for minority Christians in the mainly Islamic nation.