Posts Tagged ‘Sudan’
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Morning Star News reports that a Sudanese woman was repeatedly tortured and abused by her own family after they learned of her conversion from Islam to Christianity. Family member kept her in isolation, while repeatedly beating her in a effort to force her to renounce he new found faith. When they were unable to overcome the strength of her faith, they chose to end her life. Family members began the process of burying her alive when miraculously police intervened. This is further evidence of the difficulties faced by those leaving Islam for Christianity.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Thousands of Christians living in Sudan continue to face ever intensifying levels of persecution. When Sudan and South Sudan split in July 2011, Sudan's president declared his intention to make the Muslim north a 100% Islamic society. This left little room for the North's Christian minority to worship freely. Since then, a mass exodus of Christians fleeing south has occurred. To complicate matters, border conflicts between the north and south have cause the borders to be closed, trapping thousands of Christians in a country that doesn't want them. Now, a Christian aid organization is airlifting these Christians out of Sudan to freedom in South Sudan.
Monday, August 19th, 2013
After Sudan split into Sudan and South Sudan in July 2011, Christians living in Sudan have faced increased levels of persecution. In Sudan, Christians only make up a very small percentage of the population and are discriminated against by both the government and fundamentalists within Sudan's Muslim majority. After the split, Sudan's president declared his intention to create a 100% Islamic Sudan. Since then, Christians have faced increased persecution, leading many to flee to South Sudan with the help of Christian aid organizations.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Barnabas Fund has announced that it has successfully rescued another 3,400 Christians who were facing increasing levels of persecution in Sudan. Since the country divided, Sudan has become more hostile towards Christians. Because of border tensions, Christians in Sudan have been unable to flee to South Sudan, leaving many of them to live in shanty towns surrounding Sudan's capital Khartoum. How long until all of these persecuted Christians are rescued?
Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Christians in Sudan continue to face increasing levels of persecution despite the divide between the Christian south and the Muslim north in the summer of 2011. Despite being promised religious freedom from the Sudanese government, Christians living in Sudan are facing persecution at the hands of both the government and radicals living in Sudanese society. Please pray for these persecuted Christians.
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Christians still living in Sudan continue to face ever escalating levels of persecution as the Sudanese government continues to crack down on the religious minority. In 2013, churches have been closed down, foreign missionaries have been deported and fundamentalist Muslim clerics have called on the government to take more decisive action against Christians living out their faith "boldly" in Sudan. Please, remember these persecuted Christians in your prayers this weekend.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Since Sudan and South Sudan separated in 2011, the living conditions for Christians living in the north have significantly decreased. According to Christians leaders, intolerance and persecution has increased since the country divided. Sudan's president has promised a new Islamic constitution which will likely increase restrictions on Christians ability to freely worship in Sudan. Recently, all permits to build new churches have been outright denied by the government and Islamic leaders have complained that the government has not done enough to stop Christians from worshiping "boldly" in Sudan.
Monday, July 15th, 2013
A Christian convert from Islam has been forced to flee Sudan after being persecuted by Sudanese authorities. Authorities from the Khartoum government threatened to kill this Christian, whose name is being withheld for security purposes, unless he give up names of other Muslim background believers. According to USCIRF, apostasy is still illegal in Sudan and is punishable by death according to the law. Although Sudan has not executed anyone for apostasy in 20 years, nearly 170 people in Sudan have been charged and imprisoned for the "crime."
Thursday, July 11th, 2013
A recent expose on trafficking in the Horn of Africa exposes what many thought to be myth—the kidnapping, trafficking, torture, and ransoming of Eritrean refugees. Considered the "North Korea of Africa," Eritrea houses one of the Africa's governments most hostile to the free exercise of religion. Faced with indefinite periods of arbitrary detention, torture, and psychological warfare, Eritrea's Christians have launched an exodus to flee the "most repressive nation on Earth." In doing so, many seek shelter as refugees in Sudan, exposing themselves as targets of Bedouin traffickers intent on kidnapping them to the Egyptian Sinai, where they are then held for ransom while subjected to immense physical and emotional torture.
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