Americans Call Islamic Attacks Against Mideast Christians ‘Genocide’

By BosNewsLife Americas Service IslamicState WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Most Americans agree with the presidential candidates of both parties in calling Islamic State group atrocities against Christians in the Middle East "genocide," according to a poll by the Catholic Knights of Columbus (KofC) order and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley have all called the situation genocide.

BOSNEWSLIFE’S BEST: Canada Priest Fired For Exposing Sex Abuse, Losing Home

(WARNING:The report contains a short described explicit scene. Reader discretion advised) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife victoriamatthewsEDMONTON, CANADA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Anglican priest faced losing his home Friday, January 25, after being being fired by bishops and other authorities for revealing sexual abuse within Canada's Anglican Church and the prison system.

Cuba Pastor Denied Visa To Leave Island For U.S.

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban Pastor Omar Gude Perez, who was jailed on "trumped up charges" for leading a major network of independent churches, has so far been denied a visa to leave Cuba to seek asylum in the United States, a Christian rights group confirmed to BosNewsLife Thursday, January 19.

Cuban Pastor’s Wife Receives High Fine For “Disturbing Order”

By BosNewsLife News Center CUBAHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor’s wife who lost her baby after a neighbour attacked her on the street, is being fined the equivalent of over two months salary on charges of "disturbing the public order" on that day, Christian trial observers said Friday, August 21.

Asian Mission Group Mourns Death US Missionary Leader

By BosNewsLife Asia Service winter1NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A key Asian mission group mourned Sunday, May 24, the death of Ralph Winter the founder of the U.S. Center for World Missions and, later, William Carey International University. He was 84.

U.S. Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

By Dan Robinson, Voice of America Correspondent, special to BosNewsLife ap_cuba_religion_church_file_01may09_eng_210WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- The latest annual report by the independent United States Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom, BosNewsLife monitored Saturday, May 2, with reporting by the Voice of America network (VOA).

Canadian Pastor Jailed In North Korea Forgives Those Who Caused Prosecution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PYONGYANG/TORONTO (BosNewsLife)-- A Canadian pastor freed from a North Korean prison camp says he has forgiven those who wrongfully caused his prosecution by posting comments on the internet. Hyeon Soo Lim made the remarks in an interview with 100 Huntley Street, Canada's longest running daily television show after he was unexpectedly released last month following two and a half years of hard labor.

Pastor Warren Condemns Fake Facebook Pages Over Suicide Son

rick warren By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAKE FOREST, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Famed American Pastor Rick Warren warned Sunday, May 26, that "fake Rick Warren Facebook" website pages have appeared "asking for donations in the name" of his son, who committed suicide last month.

NEWS ALERT: Wife, Children Of Jailed Cuban Pastor Face Eviction

By BosNewsLife News Center HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of jailed Cuban Pastor Omar Gude Perez faced a difficult weekend after authorities reportedly told her that the family home is to be confiscated. The family will be relocated to a significantly smaller apartment in poor conditions outside the city of Camaguey, said advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), which has closely monitored the case.