Sudan is a poverty-stricken Muslim country that lost many of its Christians to South Sudan when it became independent in 2011. The regime’s leaders are mainly radical Islamist, and the ruling National Congress Party means to further an Islamic agenda. Incidents against Christians include faith-related killings, damaging Christian properties and forced marriage as well as arrests, deportations and raids on church offices. Sudanese Muslim-background believers suffer particularly: one believer’s family burned his house down when they discovered he had turned to Christ.
- That God will strengthen and unite Christians as they face increasing pressure from the state.
- Praise God for strong civil rights bodies fighting for the oppressed, including Christians; pray that the government will pay attention to their requests.
- Give thanks that Open Doors is supporting the small but courageous local church in Sudan with discipleship training and community development projects.
Quick Facts About Sudan:
Main Religion: Islam
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia