Sudanese Christian taking refuge in U.S. Embassy

An update on Meeriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christianity in Sudan:  After being released on appeal, she had been re-arrested, along with her husband (an American citizen) and presumably their children, for trying to leave the country.  The family was charged with possessing illegal travel documents, the sticking point apparently having something to do with documents from South Sudan, the rival Christian nation where the husband is from.  The couple had an American visa, with the husband having an American passport.

Anyway, after being detained at the police station, the family is reportedly now taking refuge in the American embassy. [Read more...]

Sudanese Christian woman re-arrested

Meriam Ibrahim, whom a judge released after overruling her death sentence for being a Christian, was arrested again as she tried to leave Sudan. [Read more...]

Making Christianity strange again

Russell Moore thinks the persecution of Christians around the world might bring American Christianity back to life.   Tagline to his post:  “Christianity in this country is big, powerful, and familiar. We need it to become strange again.” [Read more...]

The woman condemned to die for her faith is released!

A Sudanese court has released Meriam Ibrahim, who had been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her Christian faith!   (HT:  Paul McCain) [Read more...]

Sudan denies the release of condemned Christian

This weekend there were reports that Sudan would release the woman who was condemned to be hanged because she would not repudiate her Christianity.  But now Sudan is denying those reports, saying that only a court ruling could release her.  The woman, Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, whose husband is an American, had her baby in prison, where she is also caring for her 20-month-year-old son.  She had her baby baptized. [Read more...]

“The hardest place on earth to be a Christian”

That would be Pakistan, according to Jesse Johnson.  It isn’t just that Christian are persecuted by the government.  The entire culture systematically excludes, punishes, and torments Christians.  Christians may not attend schools or universities, so most of them are illiterate.  This keeps them from getting decent jobs. Their testimony is not accepted in a court of law, so they lack legal protection.  Their daughters are routinely kidnapped.  Christians are often accused of blasphemy and murdered. [Read more...]