Survivors Of US Church Shooting Remember 26 Victims

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Surviving members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas held their first Sunday service since a gunman killed 25 of their fellow parishioners' and an unborn child last week in what was the U.S. state's worst shooting on record.

Iran Christians Facing Lashes Over Communion Service; Several Believers Released From Jail

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

irannnTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have urged prayers after three fellow believers from a Muslim background were sentenced to 80 lashes each for drinking wine in a communion service, while in another case three of five men detained during a Christian picnic were released.

Iran Pastor, Christians Detained By Feared Intelligence Service

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iranflagTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared intelligence service continues to detain a pastor and two fellow believers, nearly a week after armed agents violently broke up a Christian picnic, an official assisting the Christians with advocacy told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia Deports Detained Ethiopian Christians

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

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Saudi Arabia has deported all 35 Ethiopian Christians who were detained last year for holding an all-night prayer vigil, rights activists involved in the case confirmed Friday, August 3.

Christians Under Pressure Ahead Of Presidential Poll

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were under pressure Friday, June 15, to vote for an Islamic leader in presidential elections this weekend, after a top court dissolved the Islamist-controlled parliament due to election irregularities.

BREAKING NEWS: Funeral Service Held For Whitney Houston (Developing)

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

NEWARK, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A funeral service began Saturday, February 18, for American singer Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church in the U.S. State of New Jersey, where the star first showed off her singing talents as young as 11.

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Attack At Indonesia Church Kills 1, Injures 20 (WRAP)

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

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide bomber attacked a Protestant church packed with worshippers in Indonesia's Central Java province on Sunday, September 25, killing himself while injuring over 20 others, police and officials said.