Global Rescue Of North Korea Refugees Amid Nuclear Celebrations

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from the region

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A leading coalition of advocacy and aid groups were preparing Sunday, September 9, to rescue more North Korean refugees while North Korea's regime celebrated its most powerful nuclear test yet.

BREAKING NEWS: Korean Christian Worker Feared Kidnapped By North Korea


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- A South Korea-based Christian mission group says one of its workers responsible for contacts with underground churches and rescuing Christians in North Korea has disappeared and may have been kidnapped by North Korean secret service agents. In a statement obtained by BosNewsLife, Serving Life International (SLI) said it was concerned about the whereabouts of Deacon Kim WonHo.

North Korean Christians – Shining As Purified Gold (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife Columns)-- For the 12th straight year the Open Doors organization has ranked North Korea as the country in which the persecution of Christians is most severe. Its annual World Watch List, released in December, notes that an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 North Korean Christians are imprisoned in labor camps.

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.

North Korea Underground Christians “Omitted” From Church Summit


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korea1PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's "underground Christians" were "omitted" from a "historic" North-South church summit involving church leaders from South Korea and dozens of other countries in Geneva, Switzerland, a mission official complained Tuesday, August 12.

NEWS ALERT: Concerns Over Detention Australian Missionary In North Korea


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

missionarySEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns were mounting Wednesday, February 26, over the whereabouts of an elderly Australian Christian missionary, more than a week after he was detained in North Korea. John Short, 75, was arrested in the capital Pyongyang last Sunday, February 16, while openly expressing his Christian faith during on what was his second mission trip to the isolated Communist-run nation, his wife told media.

Christian Becomes North Korea’s Longest Known American Detainee


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korea1PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian missionary spent another day locked up in a feared North Korean labor camp Tuesday, November 5, becoming the longest known American detainee since the end of Korean War hostilities, Christians and activists said.