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.

Egypt Detains Suspects After Bishop Survives Assassination Attempt


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian security forces have detained several suspects in the village where a key Coptic bishop survived an assassination attempt, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 3. he raid in al-Serw village in Minya province came shortly after gunmen attacked the entourage of Bishop Anba Makarios on Monday, September 30, Christians said.

Laos Christian Villagers Face Deportation For Faith


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Some 50 Christians in central Laos faced imminent expulsion from their homes Friday, September 6, for refusing to recant their faith in Christ, representatives told BosNewsLife.