Church in Sudan overcomes gov't opposition

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Sudan flagA Christian denomination in Sudan is celebrating a court victory. 

A criminal court in Sudan's capitol of Khartoum has dismissed a case against the Sudan Church of Christ. 

In 2016, the government filed a lawsuit, and if it had won, it would have essentially meant that the state would have controlled the church. 

Claire Evans of International Christian Concern explained that Christians in Sudan have been facing greater restrictions on religious freedom.

"During that time, a number of churches have been closed down, shut down – [with] pastors [and] Christians [being] arrested,” Evans pointed out. “You could see this tightening of restrictions on what little opportunities they already had to practice their faith."

Because of this environment, Evans told OneNewsNow that believers in Sudan were shocked when they found out that the case had been thrown out.

"They've really suffered a lot because of the intensity of persecution which is still going on in other areas, but at least this gives a glimmer of hope,” the advocate for the persecuted Church shared. “And it’s very welcome news for them, that the government's not able to – at this time – completely take control over the Church."

Evans maintains that the Church in Sudan still need prayers as Christians continue to stand up against religious persecution.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Do Democrats have a shot at taking the House in the midterms?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump: 'We will be 100 percent' with storm victims
Grassley says FBI doesn't need to investigate
School's new dress code includes pajamas
Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh guilty of allegation
Police kill gunman who shot 4 in Pennsylvania court lobby
Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Grassley demands Feinstein turn over letter from Kavanaugh accuser: 'I cannot overstate how disappointed I am'
2 more 'Deep State' radicals boast of undermining president
Parents spend 37 hours a week worrying about kids
University offers whites-only meetings to help staff, students ‘work toward white consciousness’
Reasoning about race

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Christians 'pay the cost' during Islamic holiday

Coptic Christian church in EgyptDuring last week's Muslim holidays, Coptic Christians in Egypt experienced a surge in persecution at the hands of Islamic hardliners.