By BosNewsLife Asua Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in a village in southern Laos were without a place of worship Thursday, February 23, after authorities "confiscated" their 37-year-old church building as part of a wider crackdown on local congregations in the region, representatives told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Seven Christian leaders who were detained and tortured for nearly a month in southern Laos have been released, but concerns remain about "the confiscation" of church buildings, an official assisting them told BosNewsLife Friday, January 13.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of terrified villagers faced starvation in the jungles of Laos on Sunday, February 27, after they were driven from their village at gunpoint for refusing to give up Christianity in this predominantly Buddhist nation, residents and rights activists said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential house church leader is jailed in Laos for more than half a year and he may be killed as authorities fear the spread of Christianity in the region where he has been working, an advocacy group said Friday, April 16.
By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".
By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian families in a village in Laos have been warned they will lose their homes and remaining live stock unless they abandon Christianity and start worshiping “local spirits” in accordance with Lao traditions, rights investigators said Thursday, July 16.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian families in a rural area of Laos were without livestock Sunday, July 12, after authorities slaughtered the animals because they refused to renounce their faith, religious rights investigators said.