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 […]
Yesterday, September 23, the office of U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) spoke out about the proposed visit of Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Wolf’s press statement and accompanying letter to President Obama adds the strength of this veteran advocate for human rights and religious freedom to others […]
Washington, DC President Omar al Bashir of Sudan has applied for a visa to attend the U.N. General Assembly meeting next week in New York. Bashir has been indicted on 10 counts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, and is currently prosecuting multiple wars in his own country.
Five days before the jihadists we came to call “9/11 terrorists” commandeered American airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field, it was the same kind of beautiful, sunny day in Washington, DC that it was on that horrible day. On that sunny September 6, 2001, former U.S. Senator John Danforth became the first-ever U.S. Sudan Special Envoy, with the mandate of trying to bring peace to that war-torn region
Washington, DC—President Obama should intervene in the ongoing conflict in Sudan, according to a prominent Anglican bishop who is also a survivor of attacks in the region.
On Friday, September 6, 2013, Act for Sudan, an alliance of Sudan activists that includes IRD, released an open letter to President Barack Obama from the Rt. Reverend Andudu Adam Elnail, Bishop of the Diocese of Kadugli, Nuba Mountains, in the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Bishop Andudu’s letter is the second in a series of missives to Obama […]
Mohamed Suleiman, an America citizen since 1992, is a Zaghawa from the village of Um barrow in the North Darfur region of Sudan. Um barrow, like so many other places in Darfur, was burned down and destroyed by the Sudanese government-backed Janjaweed, an Arab-Islamist militia. A refugee camp near Um barrow became the home to […]
Act for Sudan’s Obama’s Stained Legacy Logo (Photo credit: Act for Sudan) IRD’s Church Alliance for a New Sudan is proud to be a member of Act for Sudan, a coalition of individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum working to stop genocide and mass atrocities against Sudan’s marginalized and persecuted populations by their […]