Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pray for Sudanese Christians as their country divides

Sudanese Christians face uncertainty as their country divides.
Sudan is officially slated to become two separate countries on July 9. The Christians in the country request prayer as the independence of the two regions could have profound effects on Christians, reports Middle East Concern.

The northern state has publicly voiced intentions to more strictly enforce Shariah law. This means the religious freedoms of Christians and other non-Muslims could be severely limited.

The status of Southerners living in the North is also uncertain. If Christians begin making an exodus out of the North, those who remain could be left more vulnerable.

For now, the Sudan Council of Churches has decided to remain a single institution covering both countries. The churches request prayer as they transition to functioning within two legal systems, one of which could potentially be stringent Shariah.

Additionally, the North-South border remains disputed and violent clashes have occurred along the entire planned border, notably in Abyei, South Kordofan and Darfur.

You can read the entire article here.

You can help by praying!
  • Pray God will keep Christians in disputed areas safe from crossfire.
  • Pray God will give wisdom to church leaders as they prepare to bridge the transition their countries are facing.
  • Pray that the potential movement of Christians will result in the spread of the gospel.

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