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 […]
On February 17, 2016, we wired the remainder of the money raised to being the building of well in Wunthou as part of the Lost Boys Education Operation. This is this village’s first-ever well, and we are thrilled to be a part of the process! We are hoping to receive pictures of updates as the construction continues to progress.
We are saddened to report that the Fragile States Index of 2015 lists South Sudan as the most fragile state in the world. Read about their findings here.
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 […]
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection branch has published a 2015 report on the crisis in South Sudan. Read more here.
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 […]