“A growing number of Afghans, including politicians, are embracing Christianity and meet in ‘house churches’ despite death threats and attacks by Islamic militants,” BosNewsLife reports.
By Stefan J. Bos
5/4/2012 Afghanistan (BosNewsLife) – A growing number of Afghans, including politicians, are embracing Christianity and meet in "house churches" despite death threats and attacks by Islamic militants, according to Christians rights activists and news reports monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 4.
Mohabat News, a Christian news agency, quoted "informed Afghan authorities" as saying that Christianity has obtained a special place" among youth and other "layers in society." House churches "are growing tremendously," the officials reportedly said.
Voice of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), an advocacy group assisting Christians living in difficult areas, explained that it learned from an "independent Shi'ite website" that an Afghan official concluded "There is evidence of widespread Christian propaganda in Afghanistan".
The unidentified official was quoted as saying it had been proven that at least "more than 10 churches operate secretly in residential houses."
Separately, BosNewsLife news agency said it had been approached from Afghanistan for more information about the Bible.