Churches Attacked Across India On Palm Sunday

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian groups in India have urged authorities to increase protection of churches during the Easter season after at least five churches in the country were reportedly targeted on by Hindu extremists and government officials. The Palm Sunday attacks included disrupting worship services and prayer gatherings, the detention of pastors, their wives and other church members, as well as the beating by a mob of a pastor for allegedly violating "anti-conversion laws".

China House Church Pastor Sentenced To Prison For 'Divulging State Secrets'

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

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese house church pastor who has been detained since December 9, 2015, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a court in China’s central Guizhou province on controversial charges of “divulging state secrets,”, trial observers said.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Irani Reunited With Family After Release From Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

irani-benham-with-family-300x199TEHRAN/ANKARA (BosNewsLife)-- Behnam Irani, one of Iran's leading evangelical pastors, has been reunited with his family after spending six years in an Iranian prison on charges linked to his Christian activities, a spokesman told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Irani Released From Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (iranialsoBosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Behnam Irani has been released from prison after serving some six years behind bars for charges linked to his Christian activities, friends with close knowledge about the situation told BosNewsLife Tuesday, October 18.

BREAKING NEWS: Families Concerned Over Plight Detained Iran Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

imagesTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Families and friends of five Iranian Christians detained during a picnic and fishing expedition in Iran say they are "deeply concerned" for their welfare and are "requesting prayer," BosNewsLife learned.

India Lutheran Pastor Killed; Christians Fear More Attacks


By BosNewsLife Asia Service
mournersNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India's eastern state of Jharkhand say the murder of a Lutheran pastor by suspected Hindu militants marks a new chapter in an ongoing crackdown on devoted Christians in the region.The body of Pastor Abraham Soreng of Goosner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jharkand's Khunti district was reportedly found with several injuries on May 6. His funeral was held the next day in nearby Kadma village.