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SUDANESE MUM-OF-TWO MERIAM says she would never have given up her Christian faith even though a court ordered her death by hanging when pregnant.
Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, aged 27, has spoken publicly for the first time following the Khartoum court’s harsh verdict last May. At the time she faced flogging for adultery because she was married to Daniel Wani, a Catholic – and then execution for alleged apostasy although she had always been a Christian. Meriam’s toddler son Daniel was kept in prison with her and she gave birth to a daughter Maya with her legs in chains.
Hollywood actor congratulates Sussex director
A HOLLYWOOD FILM ACTOR gave a top award to the film makers of a documentary about the suffering church in Egypt.
Stephen Baldwin, who became a born again Christian after 9/11, gave the “Best Informational Video” to Release International at the Christian Film Festival during the Christian Resources Exhibition in Esher this May.
Clive Price reports
PRINCE CHARLES has joined a chorus of cries “that is sounding louder and louder in the UK” on behalf of the suffering Church, says Barnabas Fund International Director Dr Patrick Sookhdeo.
The Prince of Wales focused a recent speech on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. Just before Christmas he spent the day visiting UK-based eastern churches, and Dr Sookhdeo was able to talk to the Prince.
A BAPTIST scholar and activist has responded positively to the Pope’s plea for suffering believers across the globe – by setting his own alarm to pray daily for them.
FOR THE 12th YEAR IN A ROW, NORTH KOREA HAS TOPPED THE WORLD WATCH LIST OF COUNTRIES WHERE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IS MOST SEVERE.
Open Doors, the organisation which compiles the list, says of the Communist dictatorship on its website: “The God-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves no room for any other religion and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Forced to meet only in secret, they dare not share their faith even with their families, for fear of imprisonment in a labour camp.