India State Jails Pastor For “Conversion”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor in India's Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh state remained detained Wednesday, April 15, for his alleged involvement in "conversion activities", Christians said.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Appeals Court May Uphold Christian Woman’s Death Sentence

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos asiabibi ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A senior advocacy official remained concern Saturday, April 12, that a Pakistani appeals court will confirm the death sentence of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has been charged with blasphemy against Islam.

NEWS ALERT: Tense Stand-Off Between Christians And Chinese Security Forces Reported

By BosNewsLife Asia Service believersprotestinfrontofchurchBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense stand-off continued Friday, July 10, in China's Shandong Province between Chinese security forces and Christians who have tried to prevent the destruction of their church building, representatives said.

’19 Christian Children Rescued From Islamic Traffickers in Bangladesh’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service A student reads Koran at a madrasa in Dhaka.DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen Christian children who were to be sold to Islamic boarding schools ('madrassas') in Bangladesh have been rescued, a religious rights group said Thursday, February 7.Traffickers lied to the children's parents saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in the capital Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to the various madrassas, explained International Christian Concern (ICC).

MISSION WATCH: Tribe Members In Papua New Guinea Turning To Christ Amid Death Threats,...

By BosNewsLife Asia Service PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid death threats, over a dozen members of the Mengen tribe in the jungles of Papua New Guinea were baptized after "testifying their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ," missionaries told BosNewsLife Monday, August 30.

Vietnam Frees Long-Time Jailed Priest, But Pastor “Killed” By Military

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos indexpriestHANAOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Church officials in Vietnam say one of the country's longest serving prisoners of conscience was released under pressure from the United States, but Christians remain concerned about an alleged Communist government-led crackdown on devoted believers, which included killing an evangelical pastor and a Christian convert.

China House Church Pastor Detained Despite “Insufficient Evidence”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service copy-of-pastor-louthumbnailBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A well-known house church pastor in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region remained behind bars Monday, March 9, despite a court ruling saying there was "insufficient evidence" to hold him, Christians said.

Pakistan Christians Injured In Church Attack

By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN ((BosNewsLife)-- Several Christians in Pakistan's Punjab province were recovering from their injuries Sunday, March 18,  after being attacked by an angry mob while building a church wall around an evangelical congregation, Christians said.

Nepal Churches Growing Despite Persecution, Tensions, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian advocacy group said Thursday, June 3, that Nepal's churches are experiencing "unprecedented growth" despite reported political turmoil and persecution.

Pakistan Christians Fearful As Mob Burns Man For Blasphemy

By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Xavier P. William reporting from Pakistan with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Rights groups and church leaders in Pakistan feared Thursday, July 12, more killings of Christians and others for "insulting Islam" after a Pakistani mob burned a man to death for alleged blasphemy

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