Legal Changes in Sudan Spark Hope for Believers

Jul 28, 2020

Radical Muslims in Sudan took to the streets July 17 to protest the government's adoption of the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act to decriminalize apostasy and repeal other Islamist laws, Morning Star News reports.

This apostasy law has been (wrongly) used for more than 30 years to persecute people who leave the Islamic faith.

While Muslims there criticized the change and participated in demonstrations in Khartoum and other areas — some are calling for "holy war" against the government for abandoning Sharia's (the Islamic legal code) provisions...

Liberty Relief International applauds the move toward religious freedom.

Sudan has been ravaged by political chaos, unrest and civil war for years.

South Sudan's secession in 2011 has also made Christians more vulnerable as traditional Muslims pushed for a stronger Islamic presence nationwide.

Extremists have attacked, arrested and killed believers. Sudan sits at the #7 spot on Open Doors' 2020 World Watch List.

Millions of Christians have been displaced ... churches have been demolished ... corruption has been rampant ... and far too many families have been torn apart by violence and religious intolerance.

Ever since former President Omar al-Bashir was deposed just over a year ago, the new transitional government has implemented several democratic initiatives.

Some of these newest laws ban female genital mutilation. Many hope a repeal of the country's blasphemy law is also in the works.

Today I simply ask you to continue standing up for persecuted Christians in Sudan — and many other nations — who need strength and support amid uncertainty. Your online donation will provide for their most basic needs of food, water and shelter while ministering to them spiritually.

Our Christ-centered partners will offer trauma counseling, literacy and job training, assistance in rebuilding churches and homes that have been attacked or destroyed ... plus Bibles, discipleship training and materials and more.

Consider how generous you can be today — for the sake of every suffering man, woman, widow, child or orphan who needs hope.

Please pray that Sudan continues moving in the right direction and that our brothers and sisters in the faith will experience peace during these widespread changes in an often-hostile land.

Thank you for caring about Sudan's well-being today and its Christians' opportunities for tomorrow!

God bless you,