American Missionary Detained In North Korea Inspired By Biography (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_korea_Robert_Park_26dec09_eng_480SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A young American missionary, who has reportedly been detained for illegally entering North Korea on Christmas Day, was inspired to go there by a biography about the "first Christian martyr" of present day North Korea, suggested an e-mail obtained by BosNewsLife Sunday, December 27.

North Korean Christians – Shining As Purified Gold (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin RothSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife Columns)-- For the 12th straight year the Open Doors organization has ranked North Korea as the country in which the persecution of Christians is most severe. Its annual World Watch List, released in December, notes that an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 North Korean Christians are imprisoned in labor camps.

Thousands Of Christians In North Korea Prison Camps On 60th Anniversary Of Armistice

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos north-koreaSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists used the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on Saturday, July 27, to express concern over the plight of at least hundreds of thousands of Christians and other inmates in "political prison camps" across North Korea.

Churches Pray For North Korea After Gospel Groups Visit Isolated Nation

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service ilSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Churches around the world were to participate in the International Day of Prayer for North Korea Monday, April 27, shortly after two American Christian bands received awards for their performance in the isolated nation, organizers said.

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.

NEWS ALERT: China Detains North Korean Defector For Helping American Missionary

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service ALeqM5gxKg4t6H-8EcP_Kt-fDm-VeY6tqgSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A North Korean defector has been detained in China for helping an American missionary cross into North Korea, Korean media said Sunday, January 17, citing Free North Korea Radio.

China Urged Not To Repatriate North Korean Defectors

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged China not to forcibly repatriate ten North Korean defectors, including a four-year-old child, who were detained by police in Shenyang city.

BREAKING NEWS: US Missionary Enters North Korea With Appeal For Leader

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 4_61_122609_ParkSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A 28-year-old American Christian missionary has entered North Korea to urge leader Kim Jong Il to repent and release political prisoners and others persecuted for their faith, fellow activists said Saturday December 26.

Christian Broadcaster Smuggles Radio’s To North Korea

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BARNEVELD, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- International Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) confirmed Friday, November 7, that it has secretly distributed thousands of radio receivers in North Korea, one of the world's most isolated Communist nations.

Pope Hopeful About Trump-Kim Meeting Despite Rights Abuses

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VATICAN CITY/PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has expressed hope that a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump...