Indonesia Christians Fear Government Crackdown On Sunday Schools

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

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

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Indonesia fear that new religious legislation will force them to seek government approval before holding Sunday schools or confirmation classes.

Attacks Increasing Against Sri Lanka Christians Amid Political Turmoil

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of evangelicals in Sri Lanka say devoted Christians and churches face increased violence and discrimination by Hindu and Buddhist extremists. The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) said it recorded 67 incidents this year alone and expressed concern about fresh political turmoil in the South Asian nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Acquitted of Blasphemy; Concerns About Her Safety

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for "blasphemy" against Islam, has been acquitted but concerns remain about her safety, several officials told BosNewsLife. “Finally it has happened. Asia Bibi was released after nine years of detention, eight of which she spent on death row," said European legislator Peter van Dalen who met Bibi's family ahead of Wednesday's decision.

Indonesia’s Pentecostals Preach Christ After Losing Members In Islamic Attacks (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The secretary-general of Indonesia's main Pentecostal denomination says up to 20 church members are killed annually due to their faith in Jesus Christ amid mounting concern about spreading Islamic extremism here. Johannis ('John') Hus Lumenta spoke to BosNewsLife at church headquarters in Jakarta, where mosques compete for attention with the Muslim call to prayer reverberating throughout this vibrant capital

Tajikistan Detains Christians For Evangelism Amid Wider Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Friday, August 24, about the plight of devoted Christians in Tajikistan amid fresh reports that the country's feared security police detained ten Christians for their involvement in evangelism.

Eritrea Frees Jailed Evangelical Pastor Haimanot After 11 Years

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

ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean Pastor Oqbamichel Haimanot, who was jailed for participating in a Christian wedding and leading "outlawed" evangelical churches, has been released after 11 years behind bars, his supporters told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING: 1,000 Christian Families Flee Lahore After Mob Threatens To ‘Hang’ Man For Blasphemy

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

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.