Survivors Of US Church Shooting Remember 26 Victims

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Surviving members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas held their first Sunday service since a gunman killed 25 of their fellow parishioners' and an unborn child last week in what was the U.S. state's worst shooting on record.

Nepal Acquits 8 Christians Over Conversion Children

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Nepal has acquitted eight Christians who were accused of trying to convert children to Christianity,but rights activists said they remain concerned about a lack of religious freedom in the predominantly Hindu nation. The seven men and one woman had been charged ... Read more...

The Cozy Church (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

FatherHamelMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The recent murder of a Catholic priest at his church in northern France, by two young men claiming allegiance to Islamic State, brings starkly to Europe a morbid taste of the horrors that have terrorized the church in parts of the Middle East for the past several years.

200 Christians Killed In Syria Bombardments; Hope Remains

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and local sources
ChristiansDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers have urged prayers after up to 200 Christians were reportedly killed in sustained bombardments of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, as the country's civil war enters its sixth year.

Yes, The News Is Good (COLUMN)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Christians celebrate the risen Christ it is a period to remember that the news is good, not bad. The victory is won, the strongholds have been defeated. So at a time when the news media seem to be relaying little but relentless disaster, it is worth looking instead at some good news.

NEWS ALERT: Leaflets Threaten Jerusalem Christians with Massacre


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent

israeli_flag1-270x196JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group are threatening to massacre Christians in Jerusalem, according to leaflets distributed in Israel's capital. Signed "Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate," the leaflet says IS knows where most Christians in Jerusalem live, and warns they have until Eid al-Fitr – the festival marking the end of Ramadan on July 19th – to leave the city or be killed, several Israeli media reported.

African Man Turns To Christ Moments Before Beheading


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ghanaian-mat.-ayariga-isis-405x330 (1)TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- An African man acknowledged his faith in Jesus Christ just moments before he was beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya, according to new details revealed by several Christian sources. Mathew Ayairga, who well-informed Christians said originated from Chad but had also been linked to Ghana, was among 21 men killed by IS fighters for refusing to embrace Islam.