For many Christians around the world, Good Friday is always present. But even those who live with oppression, hunger, imprisonment, torture, and death know in their hearts the reality that they are Easter People, and “Alleluia” is their song.
We say we “play” golf, tennis, soccer, football, and other games. Even professionals “play” their sport. The problem is that we’ve figured out a way to “play” these sports without actually playing.
The Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan has just elected the Rt. Rev. Ezekiel Kondo as the new Archbishop for Sudan (the north). Kondo, who has been the Bishop of Khartoum since 2003 will now oversee all the Internal Province of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.
Father Keith, as he was known to thousands of the oppressed across the globe – from believers in the Soviet Union, to Copts, to redeemed slaves and persecuted Christians from Sudan and South Sudan – passed away during the night of Monday, March 10 at his home in Springfield, Illinois.
For what was perhaps the first time in a congressional hearing on Sudan, testimony highlighted Khartoum’s more stealthy jihad against the Beja people of eastern Sudan and the Nubians in the far north. Witness Dr. Walid Phares declared that Darfur, Nuba/Blue Nile State, Beja-land, and Nubia constitute “four Darfurs” in Sudan.
In October I spent three days at Yida Camp, the home to some 68,000 refugees from the Nuba Mountains. I learned many things at Yida. In fact, I was originally going to entitle this post “Five Things I Learned at Yida Refugee Camp.” And this is just the beginning.
Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.
As part of the Act for Sudan alliance, IRD is asking you to consider joining the National Call-In Day for Sudan that takes place tomorrow, October 3, from 9AM-5PM. Act for Sudan says: As you probably know, peaceful protests in Khartoum and around the country of Sudan are being met with brutal government force. The […]