Rebuilding South Sudan

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Building Community Health and Capacity with the Episcopal Church of Sudan
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kids in South SudanBrutal wars could not overcome the love of the church in Sudan for its people. Now, the Church will not leave its suffering people. Today in the new Republic of South Sudan, maternal mortality is the highest in the world. Infant mortality stands at 112 per 1,000 births. More than 1.5 million estimated Christians are estimated to have been killed for their religion, and some enslaved. The Republic of South Sudan is one of the poorest places on Earth.

Please join us to help build community health and build the capacity of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) at the invitation of its leader, Archbishop Daniel. Archbishop Daniel leads the ECS, the largest NGO in the Republic of Southern Sudan, with more than 4 million members. He is also one of the most respected men in East Africa.

In a partnership with the ECS, Duke Divinity School, and U.S. congregations including long-time supporters from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, we seek to raise US$220,000 for:

Phase 1: Capacity Building

Cost: US$70,000

  • Coordinating
  • Celebrating assets
  • Cultivating innovation
  • Calibrating strategy
  • Communicating progress
Phase 2: Community Health

Cost: US$150,000

  • Community health programs in two large population centers
  • Identify & engage “wise women”
  • Train and support outreach workers and networks
  • Promote effective assessment, treatment & referrals
  • Assure integrity

Learn more about the program

Program summary (PDF)
Program pamphlet (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions


Tax-deductible donations may be made payable to:

Duke Divinity School
Memo: S. Sudan Administration
Office of External Relations
Duke Divinity School
407 Chapel Dr.
Duke Box #90966
Durham, NC 27708-0966

For more information, please contact Allegra Jordan, senior consultant for Duke Divinity School, at, phone: (919) 448-7762.