Christians in Southeast Asia and Sudan Ordered to Renounce Their Faith or Risk Losing Coronavirus Aid

A pregnant Christian woman in Khartoum, Sudan, was sentenced to death Thursday after she refused to refute her faith, according to her lawyer. File photo, 2010. | (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, Christians in Southeast Asia and Sudan have been ordered by authorities to renounce their faith or risk losing emergency aid, according to numerous reports. 

Jan Vermeer, Asia communications director at Open Doors International, told Premiere News the organization has been “inundated with reports of Christians telling us their communities would only give them food if they re-converted back to their original faith.”