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.

Three Iran Christians Appealing Prison Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
Three Iranian Christians were due to appear before Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court Sunday, February 4, to appeal against lengthy prison terms on charges of "conducting evangelism" and carrying out "illegal church activities."

Pope And Evangelicals Tackle Persecution Of Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Philippa HitchenVATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis and leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) group agreed Thursday, December 14, to cooperate on tackling the "worst persecution" of Christians in church history despite "major theological differences", officials said following talks in the Vatican.