Category Archives: Persecution Stories

“Still Not Free” – The Fate of Sudanese Christians, Part 1

“Still Not Free” – The Fate of Sudanese Christians, Part 1

[Editor’s Note: NubaReports.org recently published a very important story on the continuing crisis in Sudan regarding the persecution of that country’s growing Christian population. Despite positive political posturing of Sudan’s Islamist government, trying to redefine itself as a “moderate” regime, the sad reality on the ground away from the spotlight is very much the same […]

A “Sea Change” of “No Change”

A “Sea Change” of “No Change”

On Friday, January 13th, 2017, in the final days of the Obama administration, the President signed an Executive Order lifting sanctions against the Islamist Government of Sudan. One of the reasons cited for lifting the Clinton and Bush-era sanctions was a “sea change” of behavior by the Islamist regime in providing humanitarian access to war-torn […]

Christians in the Crosshairs: Pastors Face Execution for Spreading Gospel

Christians in the Crosshairs: Pastors Face Execution for Spreading Gospel

[Editor’s Note: The following article recently appeared in the major online news source The Daily Beast (formerly Newsweek) and has generated quite a buzz as more and more people are waking up to the reality that the only real difference between the Islamist government in Sudan and ISIS is that Sudan has a seat at […]

The Wicked Flee When No One Pursues…

The Wicked Flee When No One Pursues…

“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 Christian persecution is a reality in many parts of the world. But so is Christian boldness. In late August, a friend sent us a link to a Facebook account of a Sudanese man. The man had posted […]

Christian Men on Trial for Their Lives!

Christian Men on Trial for Their Lives!

“Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3 At the time of publication, four Christian men are on trial for their lives in Sudan. Their accuser is the Islamist government, specifically the infamous National Intelligence […]

The Wicked Flee When No One Pursues…

The Wicked Flee When No One Pursues…

“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 The above blurry photo taken on a mobile phone outside a Federal Court in Khartoum is testimony to the fearlessness of Sudanese Christians. These brave souls are offering up their worship of imprecatory hymns outside a “trial,” […]

Our New “Normal”

Our New “Normal”

On the evening of July 14th, the world learned of the terror attack in Nice, France, by an Islamic extremist. This tragic event killed 84 people and injured scores of others. In the wake of this terrible event, and so many others in recent memory, the conversation quickly turned to how people need to prepare […]

A Bittersweet Victory

A Bittersweet Victory

In the distance, we could hear the pounding of artillery and the short, three-round bursts from AK-47s. We asked some passing soldiers what was going on, and they said a great battle was taking place in Karkarai, a large community in Sudan’s Nuba mountains. Through the help of a guide, we skirted around the fighting and […]

Crackdown on Christians Intensifies in Sudan

Crackdown on Christians Intensifies in Sudan

[Editor’s note: Our friends at NubaReports.org recently published a very informative story about the rise of Christian persecution in Sudan. News such as this should not surprise us, but it should motivate us to continue engaging in “Active Compassion” for our brothers and sisters.] — NubaReports.org Just a week before Christmas, security forces arrested Reverend Kowa Shamaal […]

Profiles of the Persecuted – Pastor Ali

Profiles of the Persecuted – Pastor Ali

Pastor Ali’s father was an early Nuba convert in his community. He was led to Christ by an Anglican Bishop named Oliver Allison. When his fifth son was born, he named him after the Bishop, but Allison’s friends shortened the name to “Ali.” Ali was raised a Christian in a Muslim-dominated area in Southern Kordofan. […]