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Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

March 30, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.

Commission Demands Pakistan Crackdown On Militants After Suicide Blasts

March 29, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent
voaimageLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Less than twoweeks after suicide bombers murdered 18 worshippers at two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, the country’s Ecumenical Commission for Human Development has issued its initial report on the atrocity saying it underscores "growing intolerance" towards minority groups.

Ukraine Evangelicals “Persecuted, Killed” In Crimea

March 28, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One year after the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia, Ukrainian Christians say they are still facing persecution there by pro-Russian separatists who already killed several believers.

Former Jailed Widow Evangelist Dies In India

March 27, 2015

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

VaniNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A young widow who was jailed in India for her evangelistic activities has died of a heart attack, BosNewsLife learned Friday, March 27. Vani, 31, was reportedly detained early last year on what her supporters viewed as trumped up charges of "kidnapping a teenage girl" and "forcing" her to convert to Christianity.

Churches Mourn Victims German Plane Crash

March 26, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center

LubitzBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Churches have offered support for family members and relatives of the 150 people who died when a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed March 24 in the foothills near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeastern France.

When It Is Hard to Turn the Other Cheek (Column)

March 19, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

voaimageLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I suspect we are going to see more of this. After suicide bombers attacked two churches this month during Sunday worship, leaving at least 17 people dead and scores injured, Pakistani Christians went on a rampage through the streets of Lahore.

Iran Pentecostal Pastor Released But Uncertainty Remains

March 18, 2015

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor has been offered "conditional release" from prison, but he faces an uncertain future in Iran, BosNewsLife learned.

Christians Demand Protection After Lahore Church Bombings

March 17, 2015

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

sorrowLONDON/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Influential South Asian Christians urged Britain on Tuesday, March 17, to pressure Pakistan's government to protect Christians after Sunday's bombings of two churches in Lahore left 17 people dead and more than 70 injured.

Vietnamese Christian Lawyer Fears Leaving Home After Attack

March 16, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Vietnamese Christian rights lawyer and Protestant church leader has been attacked when he left his home in Hanoi following years of house arrest and imprisonment, activists have told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis Condemns Church Bombings In Pakistan; 14 Killed

March 15, 2015

By Christopher R. Altieri with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

VATICAN CITY/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis on Sunday, March 15, appealed for peace and solidarity with Pakistan's "persecuted" Christian minority after bombings at two churches in Lahore left at least 14 people dead and scores of others wounded. He also accused the world of trying to hide the persecution of Christians.
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