A Visit to South Sudan with Faith McDonnell
Thursday, February 20th
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
At The Westminster Institute
6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
With the attention of the world focused on the current crisis in South Sudan, the Islamist regime in Khartoum has been free to step up its genocidal jihad against the people of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State. According to the news service Nuba Reports, Sudan government bombings in the Nuba Mountains increased from 28 in November 2013 to at least 120 just two months later. Many long-time Sudan activists believed that the crisis in South Sudan was just one more move in a shell game that Islamists have been playing in the region for decades, as it was long regarded as an impediment to the spread of Arab Islamist supremacism throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Faith reported on her trip to South Sudan and developments in the growing conflict there.
As director of the Religious Liberty Program at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, DC, Faith McDonnell works to inform and motivate US church members about the persecution of Christians around the world. Faith directs the Church Alliance for a New Sudan and was a co-founder of the Sudan Coalition in Washington, DC, a group that worked to mobilize U.S. churches, student groups and others to fight against slavery and genocide in Southern Sudan and the Nuba Mountains. She is a board member or advisor with several groups and wrote the book Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children, published in 2007 by Chosen Books. She has been published in National Review, The Weekly Standard, World Magazine, Prism, American Spectator, Front Page Magazine, the New Sudan Christian newspaper, Breitbart’s Big Peace, Pajamas Media, Christianity Today, and IRD’s Faith and Freedom and Anglican Action Briefing.