Colombia FARC Rebels Close Churches, Kill Pastors

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos colombia_farc-rebels-march-in-la-macarenapreview1BOGOTA, 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.

Columbia Court Frees American Missionary

By BosNewsLife Americas Service download (2)BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Colombian judge has ordered the release of an American missionary who was jailed over his alleged links to the leftist (FARC) rebels

Family Missing Colombia Pastor Appeals For Help Amid Threats And Violence (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife pastorBOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- The young family of a missing evangelical pastor in Colombia was still waiting Wednesday, March 25, for Colombian authorities to launch an official investigation into his disappearance six months ago, amid concerns he may be the latest victim of violence against Christian leaders in the South American country.

REPORT: Colombia Rebels Kill Own Men For Being Christians

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Colombian Christians remained on high alert Saturday, May 28, amid reports that leftist rebels have been killing "many of their own men" after discovering they were Christians, a Christian rights group said.

NEWS ALERT: Colombia Pastor Assassinated By Suspected Paramilitaries

By BosNewsLife News Center child_soldiers2BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Colombian pastor has been shot and killed at his home in front of his wife and church members, the latest in a series of deadly attacks against Christians in the South American nation, Christian rights investigators said Monday, September 14.

NEWS ALERT: Colombia Rebels Assassinate Evangelical Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center colombia_farc-rebels-march-in-la-macarenapreview1BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor has been shot and killed by leftist rebels in central Colombia, Christians said Wednesday, October 14.

NEWS ALERT: Colombia Pastor Shot Dead; Investigation Demanded

By BosNewsLife Americas Service BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists on Wednesday, September 19, demanded a "full investigation" into the murder of Protestant Pastor Henry Rodriguez, who was shot dead near his church in the capital Bogota, after dozens of other church leaders were reportedly killed elsewhere in Colombia.

Pastor Still Missing In Colombia; Christians Fear For His Life

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Colombia were still searching for a Christian leader Wednesday, November 12, more than six weeks after he dissapeared amid reports that several fellow pastors were killed by leftist rebels.

Released Colombia Guerrilla Leader Searching For Murdered Pastor’s Widow

colombia_farc-rebels-march-in-la-macarenapreviewBosNewsLife Americas Service BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- A guerrilla leader who was responsible for the murder of a Colombian pastor has been released from prison, and is now seeking to find the pastor's grieving widow, Christian rights investigators say. The killer returned to the remote community where Luz and her children were residing, telling neighbours that he wanted to find her, said Christian support group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC).

Colombia Court Allows Christians To Opt Out Of Military

By BosNewsLife Americas Service imagen-3608077-21BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- An international Christian rights group has welcomed the Colombian Supreme Court’s decision allowing Colombians, including Christians, to opt out of obligatory military service because of religious, moral, or philosophical objections.

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