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  • South Sudan’s crisis stirs call to prayer

    July 22 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    South Sudan’s crisis stirs call to prayer

    With South Sudan on the brink of renewed civil war, a Southern Baptist-led relief organization and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary remain unrelenting in their ministries there, amid what one aid worker called “a bigger humanitarian crisis than Syria.” “There is no hope other than Jesus,” said Ann Rao, founder of Living Water Community Transformation.

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  • 2 South Sudanese pastors banned from travel

    August 10 2015 by Morning Star News staff | with 0 comments
    2 South Sudanese pastors banned from travel

    Two South Sudanese Christian pastors, Michael, 49, and Peter Yein Reith, 36, were released from prison Aug. 5 after eight months’ detention have been banned from leaving the country, Morning Star News reported. The two face no additional charges. Yat Michael and Peter Yein Reith were preparing to board a plane Aug. 6 ...

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  • Reflections on South Sudan's third birthday

    July 11 2014 by Curt Iles, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Reflections on South Sudan's third birthday

    He was a child born on South Sudan’s first day as a new nation. He was the first child born at a Juba hospital shortly after midnight, July 9, 2011. The child, like the country, was full of hope and promise. His parents gave him the full name Moses Independence.

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  • 2nd Sudanese woman jailed for her faith

    May 29 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2nd Sudanese woman jailed for her faith

    Meriam Yahia Ibrahim gave birth early May 27 to daughter Maya in the Health Center Clinic of Omdurman Federal Prison for Women, according to her husband Daniel Wani, a South Sudanese-born U.S. citizen with ties to New Hampshire. The 27-year-old Christian mother is on death row for alleged apostasy.

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  • Church reaches out to South Sudanese fleeing violence

    May 28 2014 by JoAnn Bradberry, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church reaches out to South Sudanese fleeing violence

    As a third of South Sudan’s population faces starvation, International Mission Board personnel and Baptist Global Response are partnering with a local church to care for those fleeing ethnic violence. Nearly four million people may starve to death as a result of the country’s now five-month-old civil war.
     

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  • South Sudan Christians see glimmer of hope

    January 15 2014 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    South Sudan Christians see glimmer of hope

    With six of the country’s 10 states devolving into ethnic conflict, many including church leaders and human rights advocates plead with the warring factions to avoid civil war within the country of Sudan. Sudan’s population consists of more than 11 million Christians.

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