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Israel Fighting For Future of Christianity (Column)

May 28, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Mideast YemenJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Fewer than 100 Jews are believed to be living in Yemen, and the number could soon drop to zero, as Houthi rebels fight to expand their control of the country.

Pastors Facing Death Penalty In Sudan

May 27, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

052515-Sudan-emailKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors jailed in Sudan's capital Khartoum and could face the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on evangelical Christians, trial observers say. The trial of Yat Michael and Peter Yen (also named as David Yein Reith), who are held in the Omdurman prison, began May 19, BosNewsLife learned.

China’s Top Body Warns Communists Against Christianity, Religion

May 26, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent
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BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China's top anti-corruption body has warned Communist Party members – the elite of the nation – that they must refrain from religious activities amid concerns over the rapid spread of Christianity here.

Christians Hacked To Death In Nigeria (Update)

May 26, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriachristiansABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have hacked to death at least 10 Christians in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, bringing the death toll to some 200 Christians killed within two months, officials say.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Mob Attack Churches, Homes In Lahore (Update)

May 25, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Xavier P. Williams reporting from Pakistan
pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) Several people were injured when anti-Christian mob violence broke out again in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the scene of suicide bombings against two churches in March that killed 17 worshippers. Christians in the area told BosNewsLife that angry Muslims, some armed, opened fire, ransacked churches, destroyed homes and attacked residents. Many Christians were reportedly fleeing the area.

The Dilemmas of Prayer (Column)

May 22, 2015
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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is the kind of news that makes us praise God: a British Catholic newspaper reports from Algeria that Muslims in their thousands are seeking Bibles and turning up in church, wishing to learn about Christianity.

Pakistan Court Charges 106 Suspects Over Torching Christian Couple

May 21, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pakistan_christian_oLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has charged 106 suspects with involvement in last year's lynching and burning to death of a Christian couple in an incident that underscored wider persecution of believers in the heavily Islamic nation, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 21.

Ethiopia Muslims Demand Christians’ Farm (Update)

May 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ethiopia_map_ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man in southeastern Ethiopia fears for his life after a Muslim mob reportedly forced him out of his home and farm.
Fikere Mengistu's family owned the land for more than 90 years, but Christians said some 20 Muslims want to take over the farm, located in Deder town's Kufanzik village, to build a mosque. Advocacy group International Christian Concern (ICC), which is assisting his family, told BosNewsLife that Muslims already "destroyed his fence and have looted his possessions". ICC accused local police of being compliit in these attempts to "steal" his land. Police officials have denied wrongdoing.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Sentences Eight Over Embryo Trade

May 19, 2015
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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-abortion activists have welcomed a ruling by a Hungarian court which found eight people guilty over harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue for use in cosmetics, amid government efforts to protect life from the moment of conception.

Director Scorsese Reveals Persecution Of Japanese Christians In New Movie

May 18, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent
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TOKYO/TAIPEI (BosNewsLife)-- Renowned movie director Martin Scorsese has released initial details of his forthcoming movie “Silence,” about the persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century, and God’s perceived silence in suffering.
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