Southern Sudan is set to become the world’s newest nation after a referendum that was, against all odds, peaceful and orderly. But the path to peace in Sudan is new and fragile, and your involvement is still critical. Use the stories and resources on this page to learn about the history and people of Sudan and share them with others. 

Want to show your solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Sudan this summer? Find suggestions here.

Raise awareness about the situation in Sudan in your community. Use these bulletin inserts.

Stay With Sudan: Build a Future – On July 9, 2011, Southern Sudan will become the world’s newest nation – the Republic of South Sudan. But the hope and progress of the recent peaceful referendum could be erased if widespread poverty and the outstanding issues of tenuous peace between north and south Sudan are not settled. Read more about the future of north and south Sudan.

When Peace Prevails in Sudan – In January 2011, the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest independent nation. Read more about how this historic referendum came about.

Against All Odds: Sudan’s Peaceful Vote – The peaceful referendum in Sudan is a testimony to the power of prayer and the will of people who insisted that a peaceful future is possible for this war-torn region. Read what helped make this possible.

New Beginnings: Lost Boy of Sudan – Read what Malual Deng Duot, a Lost Boy of Sudan, said about his life and the future during a live chat hosted by CRS.

Building Peace and Fighting Poverty in Sudan – One of the keys to a sustainable peace in Sudan is in the ability of people to resist and transform conflicts when they arise.

Peacebuilding 101: No Fear – “People think of peace as cease-fire,” says Father Joseph Mawa, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Nimule, southern Sudan. “But peace is more than that. Peace is absence of fear, absence of anxiety.”

Stories about Peacebuiding – How CRS works with partners and communities to promote peace, reconciliation and strengthen fragile communities.