Roma ‘Fresco Village’ Turns Hungary Hardship Into Hope (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Bódvalenke, Hungary FrescoBODVALENKE, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A malnourished villager in northeastern Hungary, who claims to be 20-years-old, smiles while holding her premature baby in her arms. She likes a recently completed fresco showing Gypsy life and references to Jesus Christ. Nearby children are finishing the 33rd mural in Bódvalenke, the world's only Fresco Village painted by Gypsy artists, also known as Roma.

NEWS WATCH: EU, NATO, UN Discuss Intervention in Libya

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BUDAPEST/GODOLLO (BosNewsLife)--United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for international intervention in Libya to stop mass killings and bloodshed that she said may amount to crimes against humanity.  Her comments Friday came as European defense ministers met in Hungary, where NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen did not rule out enforcing a no-fly zone above Libya among other measures to end the violence.

Hungary Rejects Holocaust Survivor’s Defamation Case (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Hungarian-born Nazi death camp survivor, who claims  Nobel Peace Prize author Elie Wiesel lies about his Holocaust past and stole the identity of an inmate, has lost a defamation case in Hungary.

Rabbi Condemns Hungary’s Occupation Memorial Plans

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Koves_Slomo_01 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A chief rabbi has condemned Hungarian government plans to establish a memorial for the victims of the 1944 German occupation of Hungary as it would send the message that "the Hungarian state had been blameless."

Armenia Evangelicals Under Pressure Amid New Legislation

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By BosNewsLife News Center YEREVAN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists and religious groups in Armenia say new legislation will increase intolerance towards the country's evangelical Christians and other minorities, some of whom already face prosecution for their church activities.

Uzbekistan Jails Baptists, Threatens Church, report

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By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Marshall Ramsey with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan reportedly jailed ten Baptists for up to five days and fined three others 80 times the monthly minimum wage on charges of unauthorized worship at home, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, August 7.

Hungary Roma Group Welcomes Ban Of ‘Nazi’ Guard By Europe Court

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Hungary magyargardanowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- An influential group defending the rights of gypsies, also known as Roma, has welcomed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that banning a Hungarian "far-right, anti-Roma and anti-Semitic" paramilitary group is lawful.

BREAKING NEWS: American Evangelist David Wilkerson Dies At 79

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST/NEW YORK (BosNewsLife)-- World famous evangelist David Wilkerson, who founded Times Square Church in New York City and authored the best-selling book, "The Cross and the Switchblade," has died, BosNewsLife learned Friday April 29. He was 79.

Hungary Evangelicals Protest Poster At Gay Pride Parade

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife image0014BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian evangelical Christians have protested against a poster carried during last weekend's annual Budapest Gay Pride Parade for more rights for homosexuals. The poster says: "Jesus had two fathers too."

Theater Row Raising Concerns Over Hungary’s Extreme Nationalism

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest  HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The appointment of a right-wing director at Budapest's New Theater raises new worries about freedom in the arts. Hungarians are protesting what they see as too much interference by the government.

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