Growing Tolerance, Reduced Persecution – Something to Pray About (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Martin Roth

PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Events in the Middle East during 2014, and now in Paris at the start of 2015,suggest that militant Islamism is on the move. At the same time it often seems that the persecution of Christians is intensifying throughout the Muslim world

BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped Girl Escapes Boko Haram Kidnappers


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

imageABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of more than 200 Christian schoolgirls and women abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok has been freed, police and a parent have confirmed.

Iran Pastor Returns To Jail After Surgery


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Irani-Benham-with-family-300x199TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor of Iran's largest evangelical church movement will return to prison after undergoing surgery for injuries linked to mistreatment behind bars, Iranian Christians said Monday, February 24.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy Girl’ Rimsha Masih in Canada


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

RimshanowISLAMABAD/TORONTO (BosNewsLife)-- A mentally challenged Christian girl who was detained in Pakistan on charges of 'blasphemy against Islam' was in Canada Monday, July 1, after earlier fleeing to Norway, a Christian official with close knowledge about the operation told BosNewsLife.

Pakistan Prays For Shot Girl Malala (BosNewsLife Focus)


By Xavier P. William, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians across Pakistan are praying for a 14-year girl, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating education for girls, amid hopeful signs she is recovering in a British hospital.