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 Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BOGOTA, 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.
By BosNewsLife News Center BOGOTA, 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.
BosNewsLife 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).
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.
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.
By BosNewsLife News Center BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor has been shot and killed by leftist rebels in central Colombia, Christians said Wednesday, October 14.
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.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service BOGOTA, 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.