Islamic State a New Worry for Indonesia’s Beleaguered Christians (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

IndonesiachristiansJAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Fears that Islamic State supporters may be planning attacks in Indonesia are a further concern to the country’s Christian minority, who are already suffering from the growing Islamist presence in their nation. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper reported that Indonesian police stepped up security at places of worship, along with embassies and shopping malls, following the recent Paris attack

Pope Urges World To Tackle Christian Persecution


By BosNewsLife News Center

tic_udienza_generale_01VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis urged the world on Easter Monday not to remain “silent and inactive” amid the "unacceptable crime" of the persecution of Christians around the world.

Egypt Christians Pray After Massacre Amid Concerns Over Nation’s Future


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansegyptCAIRO/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The influential leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain announced three days of prayer as Egypt's minority Coptic Christians feared more violence in the aftermath of the mass killing of more than 50 Islamist protesters in clashes with Egyptian security forces.

‘Pakistan Muslims To Kill Mother, Relatives Over Christian Conversion’


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

LEADNOWLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab province have threatened to kill a young woman as well as her husband, child and in-laws because she abandoned Islam and converted to Christianity, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 1. Maria and her Christian husband Emmanuel Masih said they are hiding with their "beautiful one-year-old daughter" Yarusha Emmanuel after receiving death threats.

Muslim Mob Burn Tanzania Churches; Militants Detained


By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

DODOMA, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)– Several Christians in Tanzania were struggling to find a place to worship Sunday, November 4, after Islamic militants attacked Christians, torched at least three churches and damaged other Christian properties in the East African country's largest city, officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants “Massacre” Dozens of Christian Students (Update 2)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Paul Jongas in Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of students, including Christians, have been killed by Islamic militants in northeastern Nigeria, leading missionaries told BosNewsLife Wednesday, October 3.