Hundreds Of Future Missionaries Graduate In India Amid Persecution

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of future missionaries have graduated at a Bible college in India's northern state of Rajasthan and pledged to "die for Christ" if necessary amid expected persecution, a major mission group said.

India Lutheran Pastor Killed; Christians Fear More Attacks

By BosNewsLife Asia Service mournersNEW 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.

India Missionaries Injured In Mob Violence

By Rodney Drinnen, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent newsupdate012309bNEW DELHI, INDIA (Worthy News)-- Two native missionaries in India were recovering from injuries Sunday, February 1, as they were beaten by an angry mob in the northeastern state of Manipur after showing a film in the life of Jesus, the latest in a series of attacks against evangelists in the Asian nation, co-workers said.

India Government Official Beheads Christian Son-In-Law

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Hinduism plays a key role among tribals in Tripura.NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A government official of India's remote Tripura state was trying to avoid prison Monday, June 10, after he allegedly beheaded his Christian son-in-law. Local police initially told local media that the 55-year-old Gobinda Jamatia killed Tapas Bin, 35, with the help of a tribal sorcerer for refusing to abandon Christianity and embrace Hinduism.

India Evangelicals Worship As Militants Attack Churches, Youth Center, Pastors

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in central and southern India were worshiping Sunday, March 28, amid threats from suspected Hindu militants who reportedly attacked a Christian youth center, churches and pastors.

Hindu Militants ‘Attack Christians’ As Police Watch

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm remained Saturday, November 27, in several villages of India's troubled state of Orissa after Hindu militants reportedly attacked local Christians as police forces watched nearby.

India Asks US “Evangelists” To Leave

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An international advocacy group urged the U.S. government Friday, June 17, to condemn Indian authorities for reportedly asking three American Christians to leave India because they allegedly participated in evangelism.

Worldwide Christians Pray For “Persecuted Church”

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.  

India Police Attack Christian Missionaries

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christiansNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Christian missionaries in India are recovering after they were attacked by police and local residents over evangelism activities, BosNewsLife learned.

Pastors Detained, Attacks In Southern India

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in northern India briefly detained five pastors of mission group 'Gospel Messengers Team' on charges of "trying to convert people to Christianity", shortly after Hindu hardliners stormed their evangelistic prayer service, witnesses said Monday, July 25.  The incident was the latest in a series of reported attacks against devoted Christians in India.

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