Persecution Update October 2013: Sudan

sudanSince the largely Christian south broke away to form its own nation in 2011, Sudan’s government has escalated its attacks against the remaining Christians who are too poor to move their families south. President al-Bashir has stated that he intends to write a new constitution that is “100 percent Islamic.” In the last ten months, church buildings have been demolished and Christian-run schools and orphanages have been closed. Furthermore, the government has stopped the delivery of humanitarian aid to minority Christians. Thankfully, in the last twelve months a Christian relief organization has assisted 8,000 Christians—mostly women and children—to escape to South Sudan by air and by bus. Please pray for grace for the remaining believers in Sudan who are being viciously persecuted by those who hate the Cross.