South Sudan


Fairfield County Hall of Fame Honors Manute Bol

On October 17, Executive Director Tom Prichard had the opportunity to make some remarks at the induction of Manute Bol at the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame. Below are his remarks regarding Manute and his amazing work:   Manute Bol – Giant of a Man Remarks by Tom Prichard At Manute’s Induction in the Fairfield County (CT) Sports Hall of Fame October 17, 2016     You may think of Manute Bol as the […]


Successful Meeting with the Parish Council in Torit

Tom, Alexa and Rudwan had quite the successful meeting today with the parish council and Catholic clergy in Torit. Rudwan spoke of who he used to be in the past, and his present and future committment to peace and reconciliation between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as Christians and Muslims. His vision was met with enthusiasm and full support. We were also able to meet with the local imam in Torit who also […]


Sudan Sunrise is in South Sudan!

  For the week of March 10-18th, we are in Juba and Torit, South Sudan regarding our interreligious reconciliation project in Torit. We are working on an initiative to rebuild a Catholic cathedral that had been twice-destroyed by Islamists. The leader of the project, Rudwan Dawod, a Muslim from Darfur, is spearheading the project along with volunteers from Juba and Khartoum. We are hopeful that in the coming weeks and months ahead, this project will […]


Torit Cathedral Update

Sudan Sunrise has received a moving letter inviting us to Torit to work on plans to restart the initiative led by Rudwan Dawod to use Muslim volunteers to rebuild the Torit Cathedral. Because of his leadership in this initiative, Rudwan was imprisoned in Sudan and tortured for helping to rebuild Christian churches. Rudwan has spoken openly of his experiences and why he believes he was and is continuing to do the right thing by […]


When the Going Gets Tough

It’s an understatement to say the going is tough in South Sudan and Sudan. Over a million South Sudanese are displaced by internal tribal/political violence. In Sudan the Bashir regime continues to oppress the people of Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and elsewhere. Recently South Sudan was listed as the #1 “Most Fragile” country in the world. The “Most Corrupt” list has Sudan at #3 and South Sudan at #5. When governments fail, the tough […]