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Sudan

Ranked as the #6 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Omar al-Bashir
Government: Republic

Population: 39.6 million (1.9 million Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Extreme
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia

OVERVIEW OF SUDAN

SudanIslam is very well rooted in the Sudanese society. The overwhelming majority of the population in Sudan is Sunni Muslim, and Sharia law is the foundation of Sudan's legal system. The incumbent regime is authoritarian and strives to control all aspects of life of its citizens. Blasphemy laws are used country-wide to persecute and prosecute Christians. Apostasy is criminalized, punishable by the death penalty, and it is very harsh especially on non-Arabs. In this regard, the case of Miriam Ibrahim - a Christian woman who was sentenced to death but later freed after massive international pressure – is a microcosm of the lives of Christians in the country.

PRAYER POINTS

  • That the apostasy laws will be abolished
  • For a halt to the closing of churches by the government
  • That Christians around the Nuba mountains will be kept safe from bombings and find enough food

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