By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian families in eastern India faced uncertainty Saturday, May...
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Security was stepped up Easter Sunday, April 8, around a historic Catholic church and an adjacent convent of missionary nuns in eastern India where Hindu hardliners threatened to murder a priest, sparking fears of renewed anti-Christian violence that killed many people in the area, church officials told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian widows were still recovering from their injuries in India on Thursday, September 12, after they and other believers were reportedly attacked by Hindu militants for refusing to abandon their faith in Christ.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid group Open Doors is launching a social media campaign against plans by Hindu groups in India to "cleanse the nation" of Christianity within three years. The announcement by one of the world's leading organizations for persecuted Christians comes amid church attacks by militants linked to groups such as Dharm Jagran Samiti, which wants India to become an exclusively Hindu nation, or 'Hindu Rashtra,' by 2021.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- India's anti-terror agency was under pressure Monday, March 28, to investigate anti-Christian violence amid allegations that right-wing terrorists played a key role in the massive killings of Christians in India's state of Orissa and violence in Karnataka state.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian community in India's troubled Odisha state is this weekend marking the fifth anniversary of what was the country's worst anti-Christian violence on record amid fears of more violence in the area.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India's eastern state of Jharkhand say the murder of a Lutheran pastor by suspected Hindu militants marks a new chapter in an ongoing crackdown on devoted Christians in the region.The body of Pastor Abraham Soreng of Goosner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jharkand's Khunti district was reportedly found with several injuries on May 6. His funeral was held the next day in nearby Kadma village.
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India's southern state Karnataka detained a pastor for "forcing" Hindus "to convert" to Christianity, while Hindu extremists exhumed a Christian's dead body saying it "contaminated" a cemetery's soil, evangelical leaders confirmed Friday, March 19.
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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- India on Wednesday, September 5, pledged to step up security in its southern state of Tamil Nadu, after militants attacked Christians from nearby Sri Lanka for a second time when they tried to reach the local airport to fly home.