By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who faces execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and embrace Islam was still alive Thursday, March 29, "through the power of Jesus Christ and prayers", an official assisting him told BosNewsLife.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service KIRKUK, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians and Muslims on Tuesday, May 31, prayed for an end to violence and released doves "for peace" in the northern city of Kirkuk, where police found the mutilated body of a kidnapped Iraqi Christian, catholic news agency AsiaNews reported.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Gunmen have kidnapped a Christian doctor from her home near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul overnight in front of her four children, police said on Sunday, September 27.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- We do not hear much good news for Christians from Iraq nowadays, so I was encouraged to learn about a new school there that, against all odds, is achieving great success in turning angry and confused young refugee kids into enthusiastic students.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Is it now time for Christians to accept defeat in the face of the Islamic State group's genocidal onslaught in Iraq, and admit that our faith has no viable future – in the short term, at least – in that country? Certainly – and sadly - that's the message that is increasingly being heard from experts.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's oldest Christian monastery has been reduced to rubble as part of the Islamic State group's crackdown on Christianity and relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers contrary to Islam, according to satellite images released Wednesday. January 20.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq feared more violence Saturday, June 29, after several Assyrian Christian shops and one church were attacked, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, church representatives said.