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ICC Note:

The persecution of Christians in Sudan has been growing every year. Despite persistent attempts by the government to stop Christians from worshiping or sharing their faith, the number of  Christians to grow in Sudan. We pray for those who live in the midst of persecution and for the Church in Sudan. 

12/6/2016 Sudan (MNN) — Millions of people in Sudan are facing the most violent and oppressive government in the world.  Since 1989, there have been 26 civil wars, four genocides, and 2.5 million who’ve lost their lives to the aforementioned problems.  Trouble spots include Darfur, Abyei, South Kordofan and Blue Nile (the Nuba Mountains), and Eastern Sudan.

President Omar al-Bashir has stated his goal was to create a new Sudan defined by the Arab identity under severe Islamic law.  That was reiterated when South Sudan separated from the North in 2011.

All through this time, the persecution of Christians in Sudan has been systematic and suggestive of ethnic cleansing.  For those reasons, Sudan has been designated a “Country of Particular Concern” by the U.S. State Department since 1999.  Open Doors’ World Watch List, a listing of the top 50 countries known for the persecution of Christians, notes Sudan as the 9th worst offender in the world.

What does it look like to be a Christian in Sudan?  For many, it looks like being in exile.

One Christian, whom we’ll call “D” for security purposes, explains why he’s no longer living in his homeland. “The main reason, for me, for not being in Sudan is because of the suffering and persecution I faced there. I came to faith in Christ in 1995. Just a couple of years later, in 1997, I was arrested by the Sudanese Islamic Authority.”

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