South Sudanese Church Leaders Jailed in Sudan Charged, Could Face Death Penalty

Pastor says he is trusting God will intervene on their behalf.

The Rev. Peter Yein Reith. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said. National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged the Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith (also transliterated as Peter Yen Reith) with undermining the constitutional system […]

Pastor in South Sudan Jailed, Lashed after Radical Muslims Threaten Him

Convert from Islam, native of West Darfur, was planting church.

Thatched huts in Aweil, South Sudan. (Kebreker at German-language Wikipedia)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese pastor in South Sudan was jailed and tortured for more than three months after Islamists who tried to kill him accused him of being a spy, sources said. Adam Haron, a 37-year-old convert from Islam and a native of West Darfur, Sudan, said Muslim extremists called him on […]

Sudan Helps Muslim Investors Take Over Last Piece of Church Land

Months of harassment culminate in deprivation of congregation’s ministry property.

Sudan Police arrive at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in North Khartoum on a previous raid on Nov. 24, 2014. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese government today helped Muslim investors take over the remaining property of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in Khartoum North, church leaders said. Riot police on two trucks arrived at the church property at noon and assisted in the seizure of the land by force. “Over the past year […]

Sudanese Air Force Bomb Kills Pregnant Christian Mother in Nuba Mountains, Sudan

In Khartoum, another Christian-owned building confiscated.

Fellowship of Christian University Students facility confiscated by government. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan’s bombing of a civilian area in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Feb. 6) killed a Christian woman who was nine months pregnant, a relative said. Naheed Saeed Komi, a 25-year-old mother of a 3-year-old boy, was walking from her home in Tangali village, Dalami County in South Kordofan […]

Sudan Arrests Another South Sudanese Pastor

Second church leader in less than three weeks held without charges.

The Rev. David Yein Reith. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The second pastor of South Sudanese descent in less than three weeks has been arrested without charges in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, sources said. Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) arrested the Rev. Peter Yein Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church on Jan. 11 as he […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

Meriam Ibrahim with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif ali Shareif)

(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]

South Sudanese Pastor Jailed after Preaching at Church in North Khartoum, Sudan

The Rev. Yat Michael detained since Dec. 21.

The Rev. Daud Fadul (center) and the Rev. Faruk Angelo (left) at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church vigil

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Security personnel in Sudan have held a pastor from South Sudan since Dec. 21 after he delivered a sermon at an embattled North Khartoum church. Agents from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested the Rev. Yat Michael of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church after Sunday worship […]

Police in Sudan Attack Worshipping Congregation, Arrest 38 Christians

Church members released after paying fine.

Arrested Christians of Bahri Evangelical Church in jail in North Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in North Khartoum, Sudan yesterday beat, arrested and fined 38 Christians worshipping at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, sources said. After nearly two weeks of raiding and demolishing church property, officers armed with guns and batons arrived at the church compound at 6:30 a.m. on two trucks accompanied […]

Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Worship Property

Authorities who bulldozed part of compound disperse worshippers.

Members of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church watch, pray and worship at disputed property. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police and security personnel today dispersed a congregation keeping vigil over its disputed property in North Khartoum, Sudan, and arrested five church leaders, sources said. Authorities arrived at noon at the compound of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, where last week they demolished a pastor’s house and church wall, […]

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 […]