- May 24, 2020
South Sudan won its independence from Sudan in 2011, and Nuba was a disputed region that remained in Sudan, despite its people’s affiliations with the South. Today, people in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains are being bombed by their own government.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which advises the U.S. government, has said in a recent report that Sudan’s government “continues to engage in systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of freedom of religion or belief.”
The Obama administration is attempting to point out and reduce blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world in an effort to promote freedom of religion.
IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — If you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor here. Dr. Tom Catena, 51, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam,