By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Four Nepali Christians who were sentenced in December 2016 to five years imprisonment for "violence and witchcraft" after praying for a mentally ill woman have been released, rights activists confirmed Friday, October 6.
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By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU,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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, 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.
By Mark H.J. Fino, BosNewsLife Special Asia Correspondent KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Seven evangelical lay Christians Christians and a pastor who were detained and allegedly mistreated in Nepal after being caught handing out Bibles to children have been released but could face a trial for "proselytizing", church sources told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)—Evangelical Christians in central India are recovering after Hindu militants reportedly attacked them at a Pentecostal church, injuring a pastor and other believers while forcing several worshipers to “reconvert” to Hinduism.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nepal tried to worship Saturday, June 13, after police detained a Hindu militant for alleged involvement in a bomb blast that killed three people and injured over a dozen others at a Roman Catholic Church, and the prime minister pledged to end political strife in this impoverished mountainous nation.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KATHMANDU, 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.