NEWS ALERT: China Detains Evangelical Church Leaders

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from China china_christianityBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 60 Christian leaders, including two South Korean pastors and an elderly well-known evangelical believer, were detained in Central China as part of a crackdown on unauthorized worship, a religious advocacy group said Wednesday, February 18.

BREAKING NEWS: Chinese Christian Activist Hua Zaichen Dies At 91

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife copy-of-shuang-shuying-and-hua-zaichenBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese Christian activist Hua Zaichen, who became known for helping reportedly persecuted Christians, has died in a Beijing hospital, shortly after his wife was released from prison, his supporters confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, February 16. Hua was 91 years old.

Pakistan Militants Kidnap Christian Mother, Two Children

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan islam_symbol_swordDANDPUR KHARROLIAN, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An impoverished Christian man in Pakistan was still searching for his wife and two small children on Valentine's Day Saturday, February 14, nearly one month after they were allegedly kidnapped by Muslim militants because he refused to abandon his faith in Jesus Christ.

North Korea Christians To Attend ‘Underground University’

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

kimWASHINGTON/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- An American mission group said Thursday, February 12, it has launched an 'Underground University' to help exiled North Koreans to return and evangelize in North Korea or to spread Christianity among North Koreans in other countries, including in China.

Pakistan Minister Vows To Annul Blasphemy Laws Amid Death Threats Against Christians

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

shabazbhattiambassadorhotellahoreLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's Minister of Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti,has launched a public campaign aimed at annulling controversial blasphemy legislation amid concerns Thursday, February 12, over Islamic extremism against Christians and other minorities in the country.

British Legislators Protest “Massive Church Closures” In Burma

BosNewsLife Asia Service wr_burma_church-32RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of British legislators expressed concern Tuesday, February 10, over reports of massive church closures in Burma, seen as "the most significant crackdown" on Christian activity in the military-ruled Asian nation in years, an advocacy group told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Chinese Prominent Christian Attorney Detained

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife gaoBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese Christian human rights lawyer, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year, has been detained by Chinese police but his whereabouts remain unknown, his friend said Monday, February 9.

NEWS WATCH: Poland Confirms Execution In Pakistan Of Engineer

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife News Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos reporting from BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest pakistan_190ISLAMABAD/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland confirmed Monday, February 9, the authenticity of video footage showing the beheading in Pakistan of a Polish engineer abducted over four months ago by Islamic militants linked to the groups Taliban and possibly Al-Qaeda.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Elderly Prisoner To See Dying Husband

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service. 2007-8-30-3931941hua-zai-cheng-150x150BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure the frail Christian activist Shuang Shuying, 79, was released Sunday, February 8, after spending two years in prison, and went immediately to see her dying husband, Hua Zaichen, 91, in a Beijing hospital, BosNewsLife learned.

Islamic Countries, India Receive Hall Of Shame ‘Awards’

By BosNewsLife News Center muslim-extremistWASHINGTON DC, USA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential United States-based Christian rights groups has warned of increased persecution of Christians in "many Islamic countries" and said that even in India, often described as the world's "largest democracy", believers faced the worst violence in recent years.