MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU,NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Native Christian missionaries in Nepal say they will continue evangelism despite unrest over a newly constitution that enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing. The new constitution signed by Nepal's president on September 20 outlaws "any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another," with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.

Nepal Urged To Respect Christians Rights In New Constitution

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- An advocacy group has urged Nepal's assembly meant to write a new constitution and serve as Parliament to guarantee religious freedom of Christians and other minorities, amid calls for a constitutional ban on all conversions to Christianity or other religions.

Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country's new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal.

Nepal Detains “Mastermind” Of Deadly Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service artchurch1KATMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Nepal say police have detained an alleged leader of a feared militant group who was seen as the mastermind of a deadly attack on a church and other institutions.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Suffering In Earthquake Hit Nepal; Death Toll 4,000

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service Nepal-earthquake-4 KATMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers were among those desperately searching for survivors who may be buried amid the rubble in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu, or trapped in remote mountain villages, as the death toll soared past 4,000 from Saturday's massive earthquake.

Nepal Christians On Alert After Bombings

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Nepal remained on high alert Sunday, December 11, amid reports that militants claimed responsibility for an attack on a Christian aid group, while security forces defused a “powerful” bomb near the entrance of a Protestant church in the capital Kathmandu.  

Nepal Christians Protest Closure Cemetery; Demand More Rights

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nepal have begun "emotional" protests, including hunger strikes, against the closure of the capital's only Christian cemetery, missionaries said, amid concerns religious freedom will be curbed by a new constitution.

Nepal Urged To Improve Religious Rights After Church Attack

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged Nepal's new prime minister to help guarantee freedom of religion in a new constitution, just days after a bomb nearly destroyed a church.

Nepal Frees Pastor After Two Years Jail For Eating Beef

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian pastor was free Wednesday, September 10, after spending nearly two years behind bars in Nepal "for eating beef" amid growing pressure on Christians in the predominantly Hindu nation, rights activists confirmed.

Nepal Hindu Militant Asks Forgiveness For Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service HK952_1KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- The jailed chief of a Hindu-militant group has asked forgiveness for his alleged involvement in the May 23 church bombing in Nepal that killed three people.