Evangelical Christians Refuse To Leave Mexico’s Troubled Tribal Area

By BosNewsLife Americas Service MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BosNewsLife)-- Some 25 evangelical Christians have refused to leave a troubled area in Mexico's western Jalisco state despite facing persecution in an area where members of the Wixárika tribe hold pagan rituals involving the use of a hallucinogenic drug and sacrifices offered to their 'gods', Christian leaders say.

Pakistan Sentences 5 To Death For Killing Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service blasphemyLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five people to death over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after they were falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam, officials said.

Billy Graham’s Music Director Cliff Barrows Dies At 93

By BosNewsLife News Center cliffbarrowsphoto CHARLOTTE, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Cliff Barrows, the longtime music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) who accompanied the famed evangelists for decades, has died after a brief illness. He was 93. Barrows died Tuesday, November 15, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, the BGEA said.

BREAKING NEWS: US Christians Pray After Nightclub Attack Kills 50; More Violence Feared

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos os-deputies-investigating-fatal-shooting-outside-florida-mall-20160205ORLANDO, 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.

NEWS ALERT: Wycliffe Associates Tackling Persecution After Militants Kill Bible Translators

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife bibleversetwoORLANDO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- U.S.-based group Wycliffe Associates (WA) is rushing to train and shelter indigenous Bible translators from areas controlled by Islamic militants, after at least four of its workers were killed in the Middle East, BosNewsLife established Sunday, April 17.

White House Prayer Vigil As Obama Visits Cuba Amid ‘Crackdown On Christians’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife indexWASHINGTON/HAVANA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists planned prayers near the White House Sunday to express concern that Barack Obama will be the first American president visiting Cuba in nearly 90 years, despite a reported crackdown on churches and other rights abuses on the Communist-run island.

NEWS ALERT: Mexico Protestant Christians Expelled From Homes

By BosNewsLife Americas ServiceHuichol_Woman_artisans MEXICO CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Protestant families have been forcibly displaced from their homes in western Mexico because of their faith after the government refused to prevent the deportations, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, January 29.

BREAKING NEWS: US Pastor Abedini Receiving Medical Treatment After Release From Iran

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife downloadTEHRAN/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian-born American Pastor Saeed Abedini was expected to receive medical attention in Germany on Sunday, January 17, after he was released by Iran following more than three years of imprisonment in what his wife said were harsh circumstances. Naghmeh Abedini told reporters that after she learned Saeed Abedini was released early Saturday, January 16, she woke their two children saying: "Daddy is coming home."

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Releases Pastor Abedini, Reporter, Other Americans (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife pastoriran TEHRAN/VIENNA (BosNewsLife)-- Iran on Saturday, January 16, released Iranian-born American pastor Saeed Abedini along with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and two other Americans who had been held in Iranian prisons

Study Christian Persecution Grim And Hopeful

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistMusims-Burn-Christian-Homes-in-Pakistan-Christian-Persecution WASHINGTON/ROME (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We are to learn much more about the current state of Christian persecution from an innovative three-year global research project, and – no surprise – the early findings are distressing. But amidst the gloom are some significant rays of hope.

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