A Refuge of Mercy

Sudanese Refugees Serve Their Persecutors

by Faith McDonnell

The members of the Sudan Council of Churches USA could be following their own dreams in their adopted home. After enduring persecution at the hands of the Islamist regime in Sudan, who could blame them if they wanted to focus on making a comfortable life for themselves here in the United States?

Or they could be devoting all their energy to reconstructing their own devastated homeland. Now that a North-South peace agreement has been signed, Sudanese in the “diaspora” are an indispensable resource.

Challenged Christians

But they aren’t. True, the Sudan Council of Churches USA (SCCUSA), representing 38 congregations around North America, arose in . . .

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Faith McDonnell is Director of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan (CANS) at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.ird-renew.org) in Washington, D.C.

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