How to Read a Persecution News Story

Pray – if you can figure out how.

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

Human Rights Defender in Sudan without Home, Country after Muslim Extremist Attack

Convert from Islam flees Darfur after trying to exercise right to free speech.

Geneina, capital of West Darfur state, Sudan. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese father of two who once worked as a human rights defender now lives in a refugee camp after surviving an attempt on his life by Islamic extremists. Before Ibrahim Ismaeil Ibrahim, 34, left Islam and dared to criticize the religion, he worked as a writer and human rights […]

Sudanese Air Force Bombing Kills Six Christian Children

Plane drops bombs on crowded market, homes.

Thousands of Nuba Mountain civilians have taken refuge from government bombing in caves. (Diocese of El Obeid photo)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force on Thursday (Oct. 16) dropped bombs on Nuba Mountain civilians that killed at least six Christian children and seriously injured another. In Heiban, South Kordofan, a Russian-made Antonov dropped five bombs – three on a crowded square during the weekly market day, and two others […]

Sudanese Air Force Bombs Church Complex in Nuba Mountains

Family able to escape house in compound.

Thousands of Nuba Mountain civilians have taken from government bombing in caves (Diocese of El Obeid photo)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10), church leaders said. “The bombs have completely destroyed our church compound in Tabolo,” the Rev. Youhana Yaqoub of the ECS in Al Atmor, near the Tabolo […]

Attorneys for Meriam Ibrahim Banned from Leaving Sudan

Government using lawyer’s complaint to retaliate against Christian mother’s defense team, lawyers say.

Sudan flag (The World Factbook)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan this week banned five attorneys from leaving the country after another lawyer accused them of tainting the country’s image by defending Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother of two falsely accused of apostasy, two of the attorneys said. The move came in response to attorney Iman Hassan submitting a letter […]

Sudan Shutters 500-Member Church in Khartoum

Christian from Uganda ordered to leave country.

Sudan Pentecostal Church building in the heart of Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan […]

Sudanese Authorities Finally Allow Meriam Ibrahim to Leave Country

Nightmare for Christian mother sentenced to die for ‘apostasy’ ends.

Daniel Wani, Meriam Ibrahim and children after initial release in June. (Morning Star News photo via Shareif ali Shareif)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – After blocking her departure on a spurious charge of forged travel documents, Sudan today allowed a Christian mother sentenced to die over a false allegation of leaving Islam to leave the country, her attorney said. Having given birth to her second child while shackled to prison chains just two […]

Soldier Shoots Civilian Christian in Sudan following Bombing of Church Building

Most of wounded man's church fled to Nuba Mountain caves.

Most of the shooting victim’s congregation had fled to mountain caves after the Sudanese military destroyed their church building. (Morning Star News via Diocese of El Obeid)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese government soldier on Saturday (July 12) shot a Christian near his farm in South Kordofan state, seriously wounding him, church sources said. Akhnouk Jamal, 27, a member of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), sustained wounds on his back and upper part of his stomach when a […]

Christians Killed, Church Buildings Destroyed in Sudan’s Bombing of Civilians

Four children, elderly woman among 10 dead in Nuba Mountains.

Civilian bombings have driven thousands into caves in Nuba Mountains. (Diocese of El Obeid)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan’s bombing of civilian targets in the country’s Nuba Mountains in the past two months has killed at least 10 Christians, sources told Morning Star News. Four children and an elderly woman were among the victims of bombings in Sudan’s South Kordofan state as part of the regime’s […]

Sudanese Authorities Demolish Another Church Building

Advance notice came previous day – during worship service.

Remains of Sudanese Church of Christ in North Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in North Khartoum demolished another church building today, just a day after giving verbal notice during the congregation’s worship service, sources said. Bulldozers demolished the Sudanese Church of Christ in the Thiba Al Hamyida area of the city as church members watched, with security personnel threatening to arrest […]

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