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(RNS) South Sudan's independence is praised as good for political reasons. But Christians in the north say they are being persecuted. Several churches in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, have been destroyed and others closed down.


  1. Thank you for this article. It’s very sad, but instructive. When religion, whatever kind it is, achieves a super-majority, it’s likely to become dictatorial. When I read an article about Islamic culture and law setting the pace for an entire nation, I look with trepidation on what America’s far right seeks: much the same kind of dominance and control. I can only hope that Muslims in the north will relent, and Christians have an easier time of it, and here in America, I can only hope that evangelical Christians will relent and give up their fanatical dream of dominance and control.