Posts Tagged ‘Sudan’
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
According to a recent report, more and more Muslim majority countries are beginning to enforce Islamic blasphemy laws to the determent of religious minorities. In many cases, the people who suffer the most under blasphemy laws are religious minorities. Many believe that blasphemy laws are not compatible with international human rights standards because the violate individuals religious freedom and free speech right.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Sudanese authorities have arrested a pastor of a church located close to the capital Khartoum and are now seeking to replace that pastor with a "state approved" pastor. Many Christians fear this is only another tactic being used by the Sudanese government in its over all strategy to drive Christianity out of Sudan. Please pray for this pastor and his church.
Friday, February 21st, 2014
A church located in Omdurman, Sudan near the country's capital of Khartoum was demolished by Sudanese authorities without warning and with little explanation. According to local police, the church was destroyed because it was located in a "Muslim area" and was unwanted. Many Sudanese Christians see this act as a part of Sudan's broader campaign to become more Islamic and Arab. Following the separation of South Sudan, Sudanese President al-Bashir declared his intention to adopt stricter forms of Sharia law and make the country more Islamic. Please pray for Christians currently suffering in Sudan.
Friday, February 14th, 2014
The Sudanese government continues to indiscriminately bomb Christians areas of the Nuba Mountains regions. Claiming to be fighting a rebel movement operating in the area, Sudan for months has been bombing mainly Christian villages, killing Christian civilians. Many suspect this indiscriminate bombing campaign could be a part of Sudanese President al-Bashir's plan to make Sudan a purely Islamic and Arabic society.
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Christian communities in Sudan's Nuba Mountains have remained under attack by the Sudanese government for years. Indiscriminant bombing raids have become the norm in this region, which has gone ignored by most media outlets. Due to the lack of international attention, Sudan's president has been able to get away with an air campaign targeted at killing the population of the Nuba Mountains.
Friday, January 24th, 2014
For Christians living in Sudan, travel restrictions are only the most recent form of persecution that is making it difficult for them to exist. According to Sudanese bishops meeting in South Sudan, many of their fellow bishops from Sudan were denied the right to travel to the meeting and have had their passports taken by government officials. Discrimination, social hostility and harassment are becoming more and more common for Christians in Sudan. Many fear that the Islamic government will soon take even more dramatic action against the Christian faith.
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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