Tag: Sudan

Sudan agrees with rebels to remove Islam as state religion

By Jayson Casper — Originally published in Christianity Today In signing successive peace deals with entrenched rebel movements last week, Sudan drew upon the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. “The constitution should be based on the principle of ‘separation of religion and state,’” read the text of an agreement between the […]

Sudan abolishes death penalty for apostasy, reforms Islamist laws after 3 decades

Originally published in The Christian Post The transitional government in Sudan passed a series of amendments that repeal the death sentence for apostasy, public flogging and female genital mutilation, giving Christians hope for the future following the toppling of the Islamist regime of President Omar al-Bashir last year. Sudanese Minister […]

Israel and Sudan to normalize relations after secret Netanyahu meeting with country’s Muslim leader

By Emily Jones — Originally published in CBN News In a historic move, Israel and Sudan have agreed to begin normalising ties after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Sudanese leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday. The agreement marks a dramatic shift in relations between Israel and […]

‘New Sudan’ in sight but not yet in hand.

By Elizabeth Kendal — Originally published in Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin Protests erupted in Khartoum on December 19 2018 after the government trebled the price of bread. However, the protests were, and still are, about much more than bread. In Sudan’s 1986 general election, Hassan al-Turabi’s hard-line Islamist and Arab-supremacist, […]

Sudanese churches face bulldozing threat

Originally published in One News Now A persecution watchdog group is launching a new campaign to stop dozens of church demolitions in Sudan. The grassroots effort by International Christian Concern is designed to raise awareness of ongoing threats by the Sudanese government to thrash churches in and around the capital […]

Sudan: Officials reduce church to rubble

Originally published in ACLJ A Christian church sits in ruins today in Omdurman, Sudan, and its congregation is left scrambling to find a makeshift meeting location in time for next Sunday.  Our contact on the ground in Sudan reports to us that last week government officials appeared at the Evangelical […]

Meriam Ibrahim getting media award for showing “what it means to not be ashamed of Christ”

 Originally published in Christian Post Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother who was held prisoner and initially sentenced to death in Sudan for her faith, is set to receive the National Religious Broadcasters’ President’s Award later in February for showing “what it means to not be ashamed of Christ.” “Meriam Ibrahim […]

Sudan regime targeting church, foreign aid workers

Originally published in Baptist Press Security forces in Sudan reportedly are focusing on the removal of foreigners who work for hundreds of foreign aid organisations within its borders. The concern, raised by two workers in statements to Baptist Press, follows a report on religious freedom in predominantly Muslim Sudan released […]