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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAHORE, 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.
By BosNewsLife News Center 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.
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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ORLANDO/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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WASHINGTON/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.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN/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."
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 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
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist 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.