BREAKING: Seven Lao Christians Released After International Concern

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLige

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Seven Christian men who were detained by security forces in southern Laos for holding an "illegal" church service are free, a day after BosNewsLife news agency published about their plight.

Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

Egypt Muslim Mob Assault Elderly Christian Woman, Homes Destroyed


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Coptic_BishopCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.

Persecution, Prayer in Pakistan; Simple Calendar Showing God’s Hand Amid Suffering (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothMELBOURNE/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I have just received a surprising gift from some returning missionaries. It's a small 2015 calendar, with each month’s page depicting a color photograph of a church. An accompanying card tells me that these are all vibrant churches, full of joyful worshippers who love to sing the praises of Jesus.

Vietnam ‘Government Assailants’ Attack Christian Center, Several Detained


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say violence against a Christian center and the detention of several believers in southeast Vietnam is the latest in a series of attacks targeting devoted Christians and unregistered churches in the Communist-run nation

China Postpones Trial Of Detained Evangelical Pastor


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

YQX017_BishopBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities have "indefinitely postponed" the trial date of an evangelical pastor who has been detained on charges that supporters link to his effective work as a church leader. Pastor Zhang Shaojie’s trial date, which had been set for February 21, was previously already postponed twice in recent weeks, trial lawyers said.

BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Prominent Pastor, Sisters After Party Meeting (UPDATE)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

zhangpastorBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces have detained a key pastor and his two sisters while "beating up" church members demanding their release in a new crackdown on devoted believers, Chinese Christians told BosNewsLife early Sunday, November 17.