By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians will find little comfort in the U.S. State Department’s recently released International Religious Freedom Report. It confirms what many Christians already knew: The new phenomenon of non-state terrorism has supplanted oppression by government to become the main threat to religious freedom.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Catholic relief group says it hopes Venezuela's government will respect religious rights again in the South American nation following the death of President Hugo Chavez, whose Socialist revolution allegedly threatened the Catholic Church.
By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- International Christian broadcaster GOD Television was to air Thursday, May 6, the United States' National Day of Prayer (NDP), amid concerns among Christians that the annual event may be banned following a controversial court ruling.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BosNewsLife)-- Prayer vigils are held in the U.S. state of Florida and nationwide for all victims of the country's worst-ever shooting incident that killed 50 people and injured 53 in a gay nightclub, Christian officials said.
(Following article updates a previous version and makes clear that it is a proposed law school). By BosNewsLife Americas Service STREETSVILLE, CANADA (BosNewsLife)-- A Canada-based Christian rights group has urged Canadian believers to pray for religious freedom in their country after British Colombia Law Society refused to accredit graduates of a major Christian university. The Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) said graduates of Trinity Western University (TWU) law school would "not longer be able to practise law" in Canada's western British Columbia province.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists said Friday, March 9, they have detected an "increase in religious freedom violations" in Cuba ranging from preventing people to attend church services, to the seizure of church land, harassment, beatings and imprisonment of church leaders.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in south-eastern Colombia face a difficult Christmas amid reports that at least 150 churches have been closed down by leftist rebels. Open Christian worship and other religious activities are forbidden in the rural areas controlled by the rebels, known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, December 19.
By BosNewsLife News Center WASHINGTON D.C., USA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of one of the United States' most influential Christian family groups has resigned.