India Missionaries Injured In Mob Violence

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By Rodney Drinnen, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent newsupdate012309bNEW DELHI, INDIA (Worthy News)-- Two native missionaries in India were recovering from injuries Sunday, February 1, as they were beaten by an angry mob in the northeastern state of Manipur after showing a film in the life of Jesus, the latest in a series of attacks against evangelists in the Asian nation, co-workers said.

India Missionary Facing Trial Over “Forced” Conversions

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By Joe DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent indianowNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife) -- A major mission group in India said one of its missionaries was out of jail Saturday, January 31, but cautioned he still awaits trial for allegedly forcing people to convert to Christianity in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

MISSION WATCH: Wycliffe Building Airstrips To Rescue Missionaries

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By Joe DeCaro BosNewsLife Special Correspondent photo_lg_papuanewguineaORLANDO, FLORIDA (BosNewsLife) -- U.S.-based Bible translation group Wycliffe Associates (WA) is raising funds and providing volunteers to restore and reopen airstrips in Papua New Guinea to evacuate missionaries for medical reasons should the need arise, an official said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, January, 30.

Bangladesh Pastors’ Wife “Raped” By Angry Muslims

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BANGLADESH-RELIGION-EASTERBosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of a pastor in Bangladesh was recovering Thursday, January 29, after after she was reportedly gang raped by local Muslims, the latest in a series of violent incidents against the country's embattled Christian minority.

BREAKING NEWS: Frail Chinese Christian Activist “Near Death”

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BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 2007-8-30-3931941hua-zai-chengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Christian man, known for his work among reportedly persecuted believers, was "near death" Thursday, January 29, but authorities denied him a final meeting with his imprisoned Christian wife, friends told BosNewsLife.

“Blasphemy” Christians Released In Pakistan But Violence Continues

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Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan pakiISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Five Pakistani Christians who were detained and charged with "blasphemy" against Islam during April 2007 spend their first weekend in freedom Sunday, January 25, after they were freed from prison, but the news was overshadowed by reports of violence against believers, in which at two persons died died.

INDIA WATCH: Christians Detained And Attacked Across India

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By BosNewsLife International Correspondents Rodney Drinnen and Stefan J. Bos christians1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- There was renewed concern Friday, January 23, over the situation of Christians in India as several remained detained on charges of "forcible conversion" and others recovered from injuries after Hindu militants attacked homes and prayer services, Christian rights investigators said.

Sri Lanka Christians Fear Persecution As Fighting Continues

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By Kristov Esocia, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent sri-lankaCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Major fighting continued Tuesday, January 20, between Sri Lanka's navy and independence seeking Tamil rebels, adding to concerns among minority Christians who fear renewed persecution by authorities, officials and rights investigators said.

Bangladesh Village Expels Couple For Embracing Christianity

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By BosNewsLife News Center five_wellDHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have reportedly forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity, BosNewsLife News learned Monday, January 19.

Detained Chinese Christian Activist In Life Danger

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife mi-peng-ming-photoBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A well-known Christian human rights activist is in life danger after spending over fours in a Chinese prison where he has been denied necessary medical treatment , his family and supporters said in statements monitored by Worthy News Monday, January 19.