Sudan – Church minister released

Sudan – Church minister released

Christian Solidarity Worldwide has learned that Reverend Kwa Shamal of the Sudan Church of Christ, who was arrested by National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) officers in December 2015, was unconditionally released on Saturday 16 January 2016. His colleague...
Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2015

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2015

Islamic violence accelerates in countries not known for religious conflict. (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist violence in countries not known for religious tensions, majority-Christian Kenya and Uganda, topped Morning Star News’ stories in 2015. While the...
Sudan Evangelical Church minister acquitted

Sudan Evangelical Church minister acquitted

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that Pastor Hafiz Mengisto, senior minister of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church was acquitted of obstructing a public servant from performing the duties of his office on 29 December 2015. Mohaned Mustafa, lawyer...
Another Christian Leader Arrested in Sudan

Another Christian Leader Arrested in Sudan

Head of discipleship for embattled North Khartoum church held without charges. JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The head of discipleship at a North Khartoum, Sudan church has been arrested, sources said. Agents of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security...
25 Muslims on trial for apostasy

25 Muslims on trial for apostasy

CSW has learned that 25 Muslims are on trial in Sudan, charged with apostasy. The charges against the 22 men and three minors were confirmed by a judge at the Khartoum Criminal Court on 14 December. Although the defendants are charged with apostasy they have not...
Two More Pastors Arrested in Sudan

Two More Pastors Arrested in Sudan

NISS also seeks arrest of two previously acquitted, South Sudanese church leaders. JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Security officials arrested two Sudanese pastors in the Khartoum area of Sudan on Friday (Dec. 18), sources said. Authorities from the National...
Sudan Religious leader on trial

Sudan Religious leader on trial

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that Pastor Hafiz Mengisto, leader of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, and the church’s lawyer Mohaned Mustafa, are on trial charged with obstructing a public servant from performing the duties of his office....
Another Church Building Demolished in Omdurman, Sudan

Another Church Building Demolished in Omdurman, Sudan

Authorities gave no prior notice, church leaders say. JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – After bulldozing a Lutheran Church of Sudan (LCS) building on Oct. 21, authorities in the Karari area of Omdurman demolished the SCOC building on Oct. 27 without prior...
Church Building Burned Down in Eastern Sudan

Church Building Burned Down in Eastern Sudan

Radical Muslims suspected. Juba, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – On top of recent government demolitions of church buildings, suspected Muslim extremists in Sudan’s eastern city of Al Qadarif this month set fire to one used by a 500-member congregation, sources...