Source: (2010) The Journal of Pan African Studies. 3(5): 78-92.

Religion was a source of tension in Sudan long before the British colonized it. While Islam and Christianity receive the most attention when it comes to the coverage of religious issues in the country, there are, indeed, many indigenous religions observed by the Sudanese. Also, there are hybrid variations of Islam and Christianity, as well. For most Sudanese religion permeates all aspects of life. This paper discusses how various Sudanese ethnic groups’ notions of right and wrong result from their religious beliefs. Using examples from the indigenous religions of the Nuer, Shilluk, Atout, and Dinka, this article seeks to elaborate on belief in God, the concept of justice and, where possible, how victims and offenders should be treated. (Author's abstract).