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General News from the Persecution Project Foundation

No Justice, No Peace

No Justice, No Peace

We read with dismay the news about the infusion of $1 Billion by the government of Qatar into the failing Sudan economy. We were saddened, not because we want the Sudan economy to fail, but that we don’t want to see the regime, which has ruined the economy, being strengthened. The government of Omar al [...]

Invite a Speaker!

Invite a Speaker!

It is difficult to describe persecution in Africa unless you’ve been there, witnessed the devastation and wept and prayed with the people. That’s why our team members are in such demand as speakers in communities, churches and small groups. They share news you won’t hear on CNN, brought to life by the richness of first-hand [...]

Help for the Nuba

Help for the Nuba

Since June 2011, the Nuba people who inhabit the mountainous region of Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have been under seige.┬áIt’s not a civil war between opposing tribes, nor is it merely a “power struggle” between rival factions battling for supremacy. It’s a terror campaign against an indigenous African Nuba population who have lived in the hills [...]

From the Mailbag

From the Mailbag

By Brent A, Dear PPF, I knew when you sent Ed Lyons to our church, and he presented your ministry and Gospel opportunity to us, I was called to support it and to go to Africa to spend time with God’s people there. We arrived in Kenya and over the next day traveled by smaller [...]

Forced to Flee Again

Forced to Flee Again

By Brad Phillips By now, the world is well aware of the crisis in South Sudan. On the evening of December 15th, 2013, fighting broke out in the capital city of Juba. The shooting allegedly began as an argument within the army barracks between Dinka and Nuer forces. It quickly spread throughout the city of [...]

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

As 2013 came to a close, it ended one of the most active and successful years of ministry to date. We are grateful for all that God has allowed us to do — surpassing all of our expectations. Throughout the year, we’ve updated you on various projects — including our outreaches to the embattled people [...]

Coup Attempt in South Sudan

Coup Attempt in South Sudan

On Sunday, December 15, fierce fighting broke out at SPLA Army Headquarters in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba. Nuer, Dinka and Shilluk elements within the military barracks clashed over results of the SPLM National Leadership Council (NLC) meeting held over that weekend. SPLM Chairman and South Sudan President Salva Kiir accused ousted former Vice [...]

Not Despising the Youth

Not Despising the Youth

By Ed Lyons “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” (1Timothy 4:12) I have often heard young people in church described as “the future” of the congregation. I think we make a mistake if we don’t see them [...]

When “Counter-Terrorism” Supports Terrorism

When “Counter-Terrorism” Supports Terrorism

[Editor's note: Sudan expert Eric Reeves has written a very troubling but piercingly accurate article about U.S. counter-terrorism policy in Sudan. Titled "U.S. Counter-terrorism -- In Lieu of Foreign Policy: the Case of Sudan" (http://www.sudanreeves.org/2013/10/29/4409/). Reeves illustrates how, in the name of counter intelligence, the US government is allowing the genocidal regime in Khartoum to [...]

On the Brink in Sudan

On the Brink in Sudan

Editor’s Note: Sudan experts David L. Phillips and Ahmed Hussain Adam have written one of the best analyses of the current situation in Sudan that I have read to date. I have reprinted it in its entirety from the Sudan Tribune for your information. In the 16 years I have been working in Sudan, I [...]