JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife
)-- Millions of Indonesians are becoming Christians, often secretly, but authorities refuse to recognize this trend in the world's largest Muslim nation, several evangelical leaders have told BosNewsLife. At least three to four million Indonesians "turned to Christ" over the past year, according to Christian officials with very close knowledge about the situation.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN ((BosNewsLife
)-- Several Christians in Pakistan's Punjab province were recovering from their injuries Sunday, March 18, after being attacked by an angry mob while building a church wall around an evangelical congregation, Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service
LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife
)-- Up to 1,000 Christian families have fled a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city after a Muslim mob threatened to hang a Christian young man for posting "blasphemous content" on his Facebook website, several sources told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man who spent 20 months in a Pakistani prison on charges of "blasphemy against Islam" has been released after a local court acquitted him on all charges, two advocacy officials involved in his case told BosNewsLife.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
)-- U.S.-based Bible translation group Wycliffe Associates says it is concerned about the security of Bible translators in Islamic nations where at least one of its contacts has been jailed for his Christian work.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife
)-- Christians in Egypt have faced a deadly New Year as Islamic militants killed a Christian man while angry Muslims injured at least five believers and forced a Christian couple to leave their town, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 26. Despite the bloodshed, an embattled Christian community pledged to build the first church in its troubled history.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with a Special Correspondent in Egypt
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife
)-- Several Protestant Christians in northwestern Nigeria were without a place to worship Sunday, December 3, after authorities closed their church as part of a crackdown on evangelism, BosNewsLife learned.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service