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Sudanese Church of Christ after apparent razing and looting in Um Bartumbu, South Kordofan. Credit: Eyes and Ears Nuba

Human Rights Agency Condemns Closing Down of Catholic-owned Building in Sudan

Mar 7, 2022

UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has condemned the closing down of a building owned by the Catholic Church in Sudan where worshippers from different religions in the Northeastern African country meet for social activities and prayers.  

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Christian Entity Urges UN Agency to Illegitimize Rights Abuses by Sudan’s Military

Jan 28, 2022

UK-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has joined over 50 organizations that are pushing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to illegitimize the actions of the Sudanese military who seized power in a coup on 25 October 2021 amid reported human rights abuses.

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Freedom of Religion Restrictions in Sudan Cause for Concern for Christian Rights Entity

Jan 22, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about the undermining of freedom of worship and belief in Sudan.

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Christian Entity Concerned about Sudanese Couple’s Prosecution for Converting from Islam

Jan 15, 2022

The leadership of the UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has expressed concern about the criminal prosecution of a Sudanese couple that converted from Islam to Christianity.

Anti-coup protesters in London. 30 October 2021. Credit: CSW

Closely Monitor, Record Rights Violations in Sudan: Christian Entity to UN, AU, Others

Jan 7, 2022

International and regional bodies including the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) need to closely monitor the events in Sudan and record cases of violence against protestors since the October 2021 military coup in view of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators, the leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) have said.

Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille of Sudan’s El Obeid Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pray for Justice and Peace in Sudan, Catholic Bishop Implores in Christmas Message

Dec 20, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Obeid in Sudan has, in his Christmas and New Year 2022 message, called upon the people of God under his pastoral care to pray for the realization of peace and justice in the Northeastern African nation.

Bishop Macram Max Gassis. Credit: AMECEA

Instability Has Made Us Beggars, Sudanese Catholic Bishop Says in Christmas Prayer

Dec 17, 2021

The Bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of El Obeid in Sudan has penned a heartfelt Christmas prayer bemoaning the worrying state of Sudan and South Sudan where he says people are suffering in violence and poverty.

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Christian Entity Lauds UN Decision to Appoint Human Rights Expert in Sudan

Nov 14, 2021

UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has lauded the decision of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to appoint an expert who is expected to keep an eye on the deteriorating human rights situation in Sudan following last month’s coup.

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Christian Entity Concerned about Assassination Attempt on Government Workers in Sudan

Nov 3, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about the attempt on the lives of those who worked for the civilian government before the October 25 military coup in Sudan.

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“Let dove of peace return to Sudan”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop in Solidarity Message

Oct 28, 2021

There is need for peace in Sudan, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said in a solidarity message in which he implores that “the dove of peace” returns to the Northeast African nation following a coup by the military earlier this week.

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Christian Foundation Calls on International Community to Support Sudan following Coup

Oct 27, 2021

UK-based human rights foundation Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is appealing to the international community to intervene in the Sudanese instability and to support the country that is struggling to build a transitional government.

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Pressure Sudan’s Military to Value Human Life: Catholic Bishop to International Community

Oct 25, 2021

There is need for the international community to put pressure on the military in Sudan to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said a day after the country’s army seized power in a coup.

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Christian Entity Faults Sudan’s Exit from UN HR Council Support, Says Timing “Critical”

Oct 14, 2021

Sudan has exited the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) agenda at a critical point in the country’s political transition, a time it needs global support the most, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said.

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Christian Entity Joins Call to Transfer Sudan’s Human Rights Violators to The Hague

Sep 1, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has joined more than 60 international organizations that are urging Sudan’s Sovereignty Council to transfer three indictees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to The Hague where they will be charged for crimes against humanity.

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UK-based Human Rights Body Demands Sudan’s Transparency in Legalizing Places of Worship

Jul 23, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, which specializes in religious freedom all over the world, is calling for transparency in the legal procedures involved in the construction of places of worship in Sudan. 

South Sudanese refugees queue to receive water at a refugee camp near Kosti, Sudan, June 2017./ Aid to the Church in Need.

From Child Soldier to Catholic Priest: South Sudanese Cleric Who Lives to "give hope"

Jul 15, 2021

A Catholic priest is returning to the land where he was once abducted to “give hope to those who have lost hope.”

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UK-Based Religious Entity Calls for Justice for Christian Advocate Attacked in Sudan

Jul 7, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, which specializes in religious freedom all over the world, is calling for a speedy investigation into the attack on a Christian activist in Sudan by unknown assailants.

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Exiled Catholic Bishop Weathering the Storm to Serve Vulnerable Groups in Sudanese Strife

May 4, 2021

For three decades now, retired Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis who served as the Local Ordinary of Sudan’s El Obeid Catholic Diocese before he was exiled from the country in 1990, two years into his episcopacy, has continued to reach out to the vulnerable groups in the Northeast African nation, helping them both materially and spiritually.

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek, Msgr. Christian Carlassare at the Nairobi Hospital where he is being treated for gunshot injuries in his legs. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Sudan, South Sudan Pray for “quick recovery” of Bishop-elect

Apr 28, 2021

Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their spiritual closeness with Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who is nursing gunshot injuries after he was shot in both legs in the early hours of Monday, April 26.

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Enshrine Agreement on Separation of Religion and State in Sudan Constitution: Bishop

Apr 2, 2021

The recently signed agreement on the separation of religion and State in Sudan needs to be enshrined in the country’s constitution, a Catholic Bishop in the Northeastern African nation has appealed in an interview with ACI Africa.