Nepal Christians Accused Of “Witchcraft” Released From Prison

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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.

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 Christians Face Militant Threats And Legal Challenges

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Servic
NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (BosNewsLife)-- A militant group that once forced hundreds of government officials into resigning is now threatening Christian clergy with violence if they do not give in to its extortion demands, Christians said Wednesday, September 29.

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 To Prosecute Evangelical Christians For Spreading Bibles

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By Mark H.J. Fino, BosNewsLife Special Asia Correspondent KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Seven evangelical lay Christians 532d357f84add.preview-300 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.

India Christians Recover After Hindu Militants Attack Pentecostal Church

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service Members from the hardline Hindu groups shout in Chandigarh 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.

Nepal Detains Suspect In Deadly Church Blast

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos childshoeonbloodshedcarpet1KATHMANDU, 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.

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.