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Since the 1960s, the United Church has worked in solidarity with partners in Sudan who focus on peace, justice, church unity, and interfaith dialogue.

The United Church's partner in Sudan is

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Sudan Council of Churches (SCC)

"We affirm our unity as the Church of Jesus Christ, both in the North and in the South of Sudan. Being one body of Christ, we are one people and we are indivisible."

Due to the 21-year civil, the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) was unable to reach many in southern and marginalized areas of Sudan. Its member churches in these areas therefore formed the New Sudan Council of Churches (NSCC) in 1989. Despite operating as separate entities—one body with two faces—in northern and southern Sudan, the two councils worked together with their international partners and through the Sudan Ecumenical Forum for peace and justice.

In May 2007, the SCC and NSCC merged into the Sudan Council of Churches. With the creation of the newly independent Republic of South Sudan on July 9, 2011, the Sudan Council of Churches continues its witness and ministry to the people, in both the north and the south.

The Sudan Council of Churches engages churches and people of goodwill in advocacy for peace, justice, equality, and human rights, and is strengthening its member churches. The Sudan Council of Churches has five regional offices.

The United Church of Canada has worked with the Sudan Council of Churches virtually since its inception in 1963.

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