Category Archives: Persecution Stories

They Are Throwing Children into the Flames

They Are Throwing Children into the Flames

The government of Sudan continues to wage a brutal war against its own citizens. Dictator Omar al Bashir is using his time-tested weapons of destruction against primarily civilian populations in areas of the country refusing to submit to his rule. In Darfur, Bashir has turned to his infamous Janjaweed militias (“Devils on Horseback”) to spread [...]

Meriam Ibrahim’s First Interview

Meriam Ibrahim’s First Interview

After months of imprisonment in Sudan under sentence of death for her faith, Meriam Ibrahim recently gave her first interview as a free woman. Megyn Kelly of Fox News, who has been tracking the issue from almost the very beginning, interviewed Meriam on her confinement, treatment, and the pressure she was under to renounce her Christian [...]

The Dilemma of Freedom of Religion in Sudan

The Dilemma of Freedom of Religion in Sudan

Editor’s Note: The following is an excellent commentary on the issue of religious freedom (or the lack thereof) in Sudan. The tragic case of Meriam Ibrahim has shown a spotlight on the lamentable human rights record of the current regime in power. Most people don’t realize how diverse Sudan is and the rich heritage it has [...]

PPF Protests for Meriam!

PPF Protests for Meriam!

PPF joined several organizations demonstrating outside the White House and the Sudan Embassy in Washington D.C. to protest the imprisonment of Meriam Ibrahim and her two children near Khartoum. Meriam’s plight captured the world’s attention, as she was under sentence of death for “converting” to Christianity and marrying a Christian. Meriam’s husband is an American [...]

Nearly Sixty Bombs in Four Days

Nearly Sixty Bombs in Four Days

Over a period of four days last week, the Sudan Air Force dropped nearly 60 bombs on civilian targets in the Nuba Mountain community of Kauda. The bombs hit schools, livestock, clinics, and destroyed offices at the only NGO operating in the war zone, the Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NRRDO). Citizen journalists with [...]

The Ghost Town of Abyei

The Ghost Town of Abyei

On May 11, 2011, Abyei town, the historic capital of the nine Dinga Ngok chiefdoms in Southern Kordofan, was ransacked by Sudan Armed Forces aided by Janjaweed troops and Misseriya militias. The army brought in bulldozers and leveled the town. The local church was looted, desecrated and destroyed by soldiers. Every Bible, book, pew, pane [...]

A Tale of Two Births

A Tale of Two Births

On Monday, May 26th, PPF Director, Matt Chancey and his wife, Jennie, had the privilege of welcoming a new baby girl to their family. Jennie delivered the baby at home, surrounded by loved ones and competent medical personnel. It was an occasion for joy and grateful hearts. A few hours later, another baby girl was [...]

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. It’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 [...]

Two Years In – Remember the Nuba!

Two Years In – Remember the Nuba!

By Brad Phillips June marked the second year anniversary of Khartoum’s genocidal war against its own people in the Nuba Mountains of Southern Kordofan – Sudan. After stealing the election for Governor of Southern Kordofan State, the terrorist NCP regime in Khartoum tried to illegally disarm their political rivals in violation of the CPA’s security [...]

Prayer on the Mountain

Prayer on the Mountain

By Brad Phillips My Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated rather quickly here in Nairobi with my family because within a few days I was headed back up into Sudan. Destination: The war-torn Nuba mountain region. This area has been under siege since the SAF forces and NCP militants began carrying out Bashir’s instruction to “clean up [...]