Sources of persecution: Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia
Although Islamic law has not yet been fully implemented, the government and society try to squeeze Christians in all spheres of life and the level of violence has escalated. Christians face growing threats from Muslim communities and Islamist government officials, yet the number of believers is rising. The independance of South Sudan means a future instability for Sudan, with a huge loss of revenue. Christians are afraid the religious and ethnic cleansing will continue, particularly along the border with South Sudan.
- Praise the Lord that the number of MBBs in Sudan is rising
- For Christians in the disputed border regions, where churches and schools have been attacked
- Give thanks that Open Doors has been able to offer humanitarian assistance as well as discipleship and outreach training.