Asia


Asia | Apr. 20 2000

Mongolian man arrested for witnessing

Mongolian man arrested for witnessing A Mongolian citizen of ethnic Kazakh descent has been sentenced to 13 years in a prison labor camp in western... [READ MORE]

Asia | Apr. 20 2000

Secret police send Baptist leaders home

  A Baptist leader who had been held in prison by Turkmenistan’s secret police (KNB) since Feb. 2 was deported from the Central Asian... [READ MORE]

Asia | Mar. 30 2000

Uzbek pastor receives beatings for witnessing

A Christian Uzbek pastor jailed since February 1999 on contrived fraud charges is being subjected to physical beatings for witnessing to his... [READ MORE]

Africa | Mar. 9 2000

Sex trafficking a growing problem

The trafficking of women and children, many who are forced into prostitution, is a worldwide human rights problem that may involve 2 million... [READ MORE]

Asia | Mar. 2 2000

Hindus attempting to slow Christianity

KATMANDU, Nepal — A Hindu organization in Nepal announced plans Jan. 17 to launch a campaign to stop conversions by Christians. The coordinator... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 24 2000

Lutheran church growth high in 1999

GENEVA, Switzerland — An estimated 1.6 million people became Lutherans last year, reports the Lutheran World Federation, bringing the total... [READ MORE]

Asia | Feb. 3 2000

Religious violence in Indonesia intensifies

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Religious violence between Muslims and Christians, which has killed about 2,000 people in Indonesia in the past year,... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 3 2000

TWR adds programs, expands ministry

ABUJA, Nigeria — Audiences in Nigeria, India and the Baltic nations are the beneficiaries of expanded ministry by international Christian... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 3 2000

Panel: Religious liberty threatened

In its first months of work, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has issued a series of statements detailing threats to religious... [READ MORE]

Alabama | Jan. 27 2000

Missionaries see success in efforts

Robert Burris, international missionary to Taiwan, said Taiwanese Christians are beginning to take up the mantle of missions. Burris and his... [READ MORE]

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