Did You Know Sudan Edition

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution

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In July of 2011, South Sudan succeeded from the North, becoming the newest nation on earth. Though the newer part of the nation is not even a year old yet, there is a great deal of history. Did you know:

Religious freedom is severely restricted by government and society. Islamic groups, wanting to form an Islamic state, persecute the church. Conversion is not recognized: believers from a Muslim background are treated as if they are Muslims. Following South Sudan’s secession from the north in July 2011, the President asserted that Sudan’s constitution would be based on Sharia (Islamic law). Many believers have since left the country. The possibility of war between Sudan and South Sudan is a concern for Christians – warfare can easily cover up acts of religious persecution.