Posts Tagged ‘ Sudan ’

Sudanese Christians Seek Refuge in Church

May 8th, 2017 | By

Christians in South Sudan fleeing violence amid a civil war and genocide. A priest in Wau revealed that about 16,000 Christians from South Sudan have come to a Cathedral compound seeking refuge to escape genocide. Father Germano Bernardo said the famine in the country has led to people seeking refuge in the church as well:

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Christian Czech Missionary Shares Story of His Time in Sudanese Prison

Mar 21st, 2017 | By

The Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry said Petr Jašek, a Christian missionary and film maker, was released from a Sudanese prison where he was held since December 2015. He was freed in late February during Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek’s visit to Sudan. Jašek, who also works for the Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) as the

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Samaritan’s Purse Workers Released By Rebels in South Sudan

Mar 15th, 2017 | By

Eight Samaritan’s Purse aid workers were captured by armed rebels in South Sudan earlier this week but have now been released. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid organization led by Franklin Graham, said it was “thankful to God” that the aid workers were safely released and they thanked the World Food Programme for helping relocate them.

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Sudan Frees Christian Czech Missionary After International Pressure

Feb 28th, 2017 | By

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)– The Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry says a Czech Christian who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in Sudan last month has been released and returned home late Sunday, February 26, with the Czech Foreign minister. The release of Petr Jašek followed international pressure. The

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Obama Administration’s Secret Refugee Deal with Australia

Dec 5th, 2016 | By

Almost 2,500 refugees from terrorism hot spots around the world are making their way to the U.S. after being denied refugee status from Australia. The U.S. State Department has classified information on refugees to be resettled in American via a secret deal made with Australia. This bilateral agreement, and unprecedented move, involves 2,465 people, who

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Muslim Extremists From Sudan Suspected Of Burning Church Building In South Sudan

Jan 27th, 2016 | By

Members of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in the refugee settlement of Yida awoke the morning of Jan. 16 to find their worship building in flames, area Christian leaders said. Tens of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s South Kordofan state have set up homes in Yida, about seven miles from the Sudanese border.

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Another Christian Leader Arrested In Sudan

Dec 31st, 2015 | By

Harassment, arrests and persecution of Christians have intensified since the secession of South Sudan in July 2011. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Endowments announced in April 2013 that no new licenses would be granted for building new churches in Sudan, citing a decrease in the South Sudanese population.

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Church Building Burned Down In Eastern Sudan

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By

Radical Muslims suspected. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – On top of recent government demolitions of church buildings, suspected Muslim extremists in Sudan’s eastern city of Al Qadarif this month set fire to one used by a 500-member congregation, sources said. Leaders from the Lutheran Church of Sudan said they suspect

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USCIRF Welcomes Release Of Pastors In Sudan

Aug 7th, 2015 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom welcomes the release from detention of Rev. Yat Michael Ruot and Rev. Peter Yein Reith. Rev. Michael was convicted of inciting hatred and Rev. Reith of breaching public peace and they were released on time served; other, more serious, charges against them were dropped.

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Judge In Sudan Rules Two Pastors Can Be Charged With Crimes Punishable By Death

Jul 6th, 2015 | By

A judge in Sudan ruled yesterday that there was enough evidence to charge two South Sudanese pastors with crimes punishable by death. The charges, including espionage and promoting hatred among or against sects, were formed months after authorities arrested the Rev. Yat Michael in December 2014 and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith in January in response to their efforts to encourage a North Khartoum church in the face of a government-aided take-over of the church’s property.

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