Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country's new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal.

Christian Twitterstorm: Why Every Christian Should Be Grieving (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

twitterMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I found myself in a mild Twitterstorm the other day, if Christians politely disagreeing with one another can be called a Twitterstorm on social networking service Twitter...

Syria Bishop Fears For Lives Of Kidnapped Christians, Condemns Monastery Destruction


SyrianChristianstargetsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)— One of Syria’s most respected church leaders has condemned the destruction of an ancient Catholic monastery by the Islamic State (IS) group and expressed concern that hundreds of kidnapped people, many of them Christians, may have been killed and Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo spoke hours after news emerged that IS had destroyed the monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain dating back to the 5th century after Christ, and is located in central Homs province.

Belarus Pastor Facing Criminal Charges As Police Raid Churches


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

lukashenko1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christians say a pastor in southeast Belarus may face criminal charges after police raided his church venue during a Sunday worship service as part of a wider government crackdown on devoted believers in the autocratically-ruled former Soviet nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Eight Missing In Iran After House Church Raid


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

christiansIranTEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- At least eight people remained missing Saturday, August 15, after Iranian security forces raided a gathering of new Christian converts in the city of Karaj as part of a wider crackdown on house churches in Iran, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife.

Iran Releases Detained Songwriter, Church Member

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian Christian songwriter and member of the evangelical Church of Iran has been released from prison after serving three years, six months and ten days in prison, friends said. Alireza Seyyedian was released from Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, late last month but Christians only confirmed his release this week.