China Christian Workers And Survivors Missing In Earthquake Zone

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife q06_17024871BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian volunteers and survivors of China's worst earthquake in a generation remained missing Sunday, December 28, after Christmas Eve police raids on homes under construction in the devastated Sichuan province amid anger among authorities over the involvement of churches in relief efforts, an advocacy group said.

Christian Twitterstorm: Why Every Christian Should Be Grieving (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist twitterMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I found myself in a mild Twitterstorm the other day, if Christians politely disagreeing with one another can be called a Twitterstorm on social networking service Twitter...

Chinese Security Forces Raid Bible Study

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces have raided a Bible study gathering in South China and detained...

NEWS ALERT: ‘India’s Billy Graham’ Buried In New Delhi

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from India NEW DELHI/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of mourners have braved heavy rain to attend the burial of controversial Indian evangelist Peramangalam Porinju Job, who became a global voice for persecuted Christians in Muslim and Communist nations, a Catholic news agency reported Wednesday, August 29.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Afghan Facing Islamic Court, Execution, For Christian Faith

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A disabled Afghan man jailed since May for his Christian faith was to face an Islamic court Sunday, November 21, without legal representation and amid fears he may be executed for converting to Christianity, trial observers confirmed.

Relatives: ‘India Authorities Cover Up Murder of Pastor’

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India
BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Relatives of a Protestant pastor who was found dead in India's volatile state of Orissa have accused local authorities of covering up an investigation "into his murder."

NEWS ALERT: Churches Suffer In Japan’s Tsunami; Asia Christians Grief

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent
NEW DELHI/TOKYO (BosNewsLife)-- Christians across Asia prayed for Japan as the strongest earth quake ever recorded unleashed a monster tsunami that pulverized northeastern areas and impacted churches there.

BREAKING NEWS: India Politician Jailed Over Orissa Violence; Churches Pleased

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India on Wednesday, June 30, welcomed a seven year jail sentence for a leader of an influential Hindu party who was seen as the mastermind behind anti-Christian violence in India's eastern state of Orissa that killed scores of people in 2008.

China Releases House Church Leaders, Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china_christianity1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- More than a dozen house church leaders and Christians in two Chinese provinces were free Tuesday, after they were released by authorities from detention amid international pressure, Chinese Christians said.

Dutch Queen In Brunei Amid “Christian Persecution”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos STAATSBEZOEK BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch Queen Beatrix has begun a two-day visit to Brunei, focusing on expanding economic relations despite concerns about the reported increased persecution of minority Christians in the gas and oil rich Islamic mini-state.