Sudan Arrests Pastor During Sermon, Threatens Him

Authorities try to intimidate preacher into resigning.

Sudanese authorities left a Presbyterian Church of Sudan building in ruins in January 2013. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities arrested a pastor in Omdurman as he was preaching on Sunday (Feb. 23) and threatened that he would “face justice” unless he resigned his position, sources said. Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department entered the compound of Omdurman Evangelical Church and arrested the Rev. Yahya Abdelrahim Nalu […]

Sudanese Authorities Demolish Church Building in Anti-Christian Campaign

Local officials order destruction, confiscate land, without warning.

Police watch as Sudanese Church of Christ building in Omdurman is demolished. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities on Monday (Feb. 17) demolished a church building in Omdurman without prior notice, area sources said. In what Sudanese Christians believe is part of a campaign by Islamist President Omar al-Bashir to rid the country of Christianity, bulldozers accompanied by local police and personnel from the National […]

Christians Killed in Sudan Bombings

Government ramps up bombardment of civilians in rebel-supported areas.

Nuba people have taken refuge from bombing in caves. (Diocese of El Obeid)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force bombed more civilians in South Kordofan state this week, killing a Christian man and injuring a 13-year-old girl, an area source said. As part of what area Christians believe is President Omar al-Bashir’s campaign to rid the country of Christianity and the ethnic Nuba people, […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2013

In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.

Lyop Dangyel suffered three gunshot wounds and lost two of her three daughters in attack in Torok, Plateau state. (Morning Star News)

(Morning Star News) – Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country. But where political instability and civil war were not contributing factors, […]

Sudan Revokes Citizenship of Christian, Jails Him for Failing to Leave Country

Deacon of Eritrean descent targeted for Christian activities.

Sudan flag (The World Factbook)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian has been jailed in Khartoum, Sudan for declining to leave the country after authorities revoked his Sudanese citizenship, sources said. Early this year National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) personnel had required Zawengel Abraham Mikael, a 41-year-old deacon of Eritrean descent, to frequently report to their offices […]

Bombing of Civilians in Sudan Seen as Ethnic, Religious ‘Cleansing’

Two children killed.

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

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In what Christians see as a government effort to rid the country of Christianity and ethnic Nuba people, the Sudanese Air Force has stepped up bombings of civilians in South Kordofan in the past two months, including an attack on Nov. 17 that killed two children. Sudan dropped two […]

Sudan Accused of Helping Muslim Businessman Seize Property from Church

Police, security personnel aid investor's claim.

Plain-clothes police enter church building with NISS personnel. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – After months of bulldozing or taking over church buildings on the pretext that they belong to South Sudanese who are no longer citizens of the country, authorities are aiding a Muslim businessman’s effort to take over church property in Khartoum North, sources said. Sudan’s police and security forces broke […]

Sudanese Woman Faces Ordeal as Convert from Islam

Long before current crackdown in Sudan, Muslim society punished ‘apostates.’

South Sudan (CDC map)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – After her family in Khartoum, Sudan nearly buried her alive for leaving Islam and authorities imprisoned her for six months, a Sudanese Christian thought she might find refuge in Ethiopia. She had fled to Ethiopia in 2010, five years after putting her faith in Christ. By the following year, […]

Sudan Tracking Down Converts from Islam in Purge of Christianity

Christian flees country after weeks of threats from authorities.

Sudanese authorities left a Presbyterian Church of Sudan building in ruins in January. (Morning Star News photo)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese Christian has fled the country after authorities in Khartoum threatened to kill him for refusing to divulge names of converts from Islam, sources said. The Christian, a native of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains area, left the country last month after officials from the National Intelligence and Security Service […]

Sudan Intensifies Arrests, Deportations of Christians

Interrogations include threat to bury ministry group members alive.

A Sudan Pentecostal Church building the government bulldozed earlier this year. (Morning Star News photo)

JUBA, South Sudan, April 30, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Sudan has stepped up its targeting of Christians for deportation, with interrogation including threats to bury them alive, sources said. Besides the deportation to South Sudan of the secretary general of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference on April 12, other Christians have been targeted in […]