Sudan Detains, Interrogates Elder in Campaign to Take over Church

Authorities continue bid to rid country of Christianity.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A month after seven church leaders were arrested, interrogated and released on bail, police in Sudan detained and questioned another church leader in Omdurman on Friday (Sept. 22), sources said. Elder Mahjoub Abotrin of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) was arrested from his home in Omdurman, across the […]

Pastors Arrested in Sudan as Government Moves to Take Over Church

Seven leaders interrogated, released on bail.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan arrested and interrogated seven church leaders last week in Omdurman, Sudan before releasing them on bail, sources said. The Christian leaders were jailed for six hours on Wednesday (Aug. 23) and charged with refusing to comply with an order to turn over leadership of their congregation […]

Police in Sudan Evict Two Pastors from Their Homes

Church leaders and their families living on the street.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In further efforts to help a Muslim businessman take over church property, police in Omdurman, Sudan evicted two church leaders and their families from their houses, sources said. Police on Tuesday (Aug. 15) raided the two houses belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC), one near the Omdurman Evangelical […]

Sudan Orders Christian Schools to Operate on Sundays

Educational institutions are not to take the day off.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In an ongoing campaign to rid the country of Christianity, officials in Sudan this week ordered all Christian schools in the capital to regard Sunday as a work day, sources said. The Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State sent a letter dated July 26 (Wednesday) ordering all Christian schools […]

Pastor, Christian Activist Sentenced to Prison in Sudan Are Released

Presidential pardon frees two remaining Christians in false case.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A pastor and another Christian serving a 12-year sentence in Sudan were freed today after they were granted a presidential pardon, sources said. The Rev. Hassan Abdelrahim Tawor had been in prison since his arrest in December 2015, as was Abdulmonem Abdumawla of Darfur. They were convicted on baseless […]

Church Building Demolished, Two Christians Arrested in Sudan

One of at least 25 on government list of targeted houses of worship.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Khartoum state authorities in Sudan demolished a church building yesterday (May 7) as Christians were preparing to worship, sources said. In the Khartoum suburb of Soba al Aradi, which began as a refugee camp for south Sudanese, a bulldozer sent by Jebel Aulia locality and the Ministry of Planning […]

Police, Mob Attack Synod Guard’s Quarters, Arrest His Family in Omdurman, Sudan

Mother, three young children released without charges.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Three weeks after an elder was killed in an attack on church property in Omdurman, Sudan, a mob with police on Monday (April 24) ransacked the living quarters of the compound guard and arrested his family, sources said. Police accompanied by a mob demolished part of the room where […]

Quashing of Childcare Facility Application in Algeria Rooted in Religious Discrimination

Reason for denial cloaked in secrecy.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – The social services agency of Tizi-Ouzou Province, Algeria, has denied a permit to a childcare facility without explanation, but almost certainly because of the owner’s Christian faith, sources said. The owner met all the conditions required by law for opening an early childhood care facility in the city of Tizi-Ouzou […]

Mob Kills Christian Elder at Evangelical School of Sudan in Omdurman

Church leader defended women after police arrested men at embattled institution.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A church elder on Monday (April 3) died from injuries sustained in a raid on an embattled Christian school by supporters of a Muslim business interest in Omdurman, Sudan, sources said. Younan Abdullah, an elder with Bahri Evangelical Church, died in a hospital after being stabbed while he and […]

Police in Sudan Arrest Christians at School, Prevent Others from Leaving

Take-over of evangelical institution leads to obstruction accusations.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police accused staff members of a Christian school in Sudan of obstructing the work of a Muslim-owned business trying to take it over, sources said. Police in Omdurman, across from Khartoum on the Nile River, on Monday (March 27) arrested 12 staff members of a Christian school and the […]