A pro-life group will honor Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman whose faith resulted in a Sudanese court almost putting her to death. The young woman was condemned to be executed while she was pregnant with an unborn child, who was subsequently born while she remained in prison.
Ibraham, the pregnant Christian woman jailed and sentenced to be flogged and hanged for her Christian faith, was eventually forced to give birth in chains in a Sudanese prison as she awaited a death sentence ad brutal flogging by Muslim officials.
Eventually, she was released and is now home with her husband and children here in the United States. Now, the pro-life Family Research Council will honor her at its upcoming Values Voter Summit gala dinner on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
The gala dinner will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. and will be Meriam and her family’s first public appearance since arriving in the United States on July 31.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments in announcing the plans to honor Meriam Ibrahim:
“We are pleased to announce that Meriam Ibrahim will be honored at this year’s Values Voter Summit.
“Meriam’s bold stand for Jesus Christ as she faced death has touched the hearts of people in every nation. Her incredible example of courage should inspire Christians in America to be bold and courageous in their faith as we witness growing religious hostility here in our country.
“Meriam honored God by standing strong in her faith despite imprisonment and a death sentence. Our hope and prayer is that Meriam’s story will be shared as an encouragement to the thousands of Meriams who are looking toward America, hoping they are not forgotten and that someone will speak out on their behalf,” concluded Perkins.