November 15, 2018

SUDAN: Apostasy Accusations Against Christians

A Sudanese reading the Bible - Photo: World Watch Monitor www.worldwatchmonitor.org
A Sudanese reading the Bible.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Sudanese Christians are asking for prayer after a group of 12 believers were arrested on October 13th in Nyala, South Darfur. As the Christians were gathered together, officers from the National Intelligence and Security Services entered and asked if they were Christians. After confirming their faith, all the confessing believers were detained. Upon further interrogation, the three from a Christian background were released but not those who had converted from Islam.

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NIGER: Church Ransacked and Burned

Musical instruments destroyed by fire - Photo: Barnabas Fund www.barnabasfund.org
Some of the destroyed remains
in the Niamey church.
Photo: Barnabas Fund

For years, the small Christian minority in the west African nation of Niger has lived peacefully alongside the Muslim majority. In recent years, however, the rise of jihadist groups such as Boko Haram has led to an escalation in tension, including the destruction of church buildings and violent attacks on Christians.

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UGANDA: Church Ransacked and Burned

Musical instruments destroyed by fire - Photo: Barnabas Fund www.barnabasfund.org
Some of the destroyed remains
in the Niamey church.
Photo: Barnabas Fund

For years, the small Christian minority in the west African nation of Niger has lived peacefully alongside the Muslim majority. In recent years, however, the rise of jihadist groups such as Boko Haram has led to an escalation in tension, including the destruction of church buildings and violent attacks on Christians.

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