Sudan Inter-religious Council (Completed Program)

In 2005, political leaders signed a peace agreement which brought to a close the 21-year civil war between the North and the South of Sudan that cost more than two million lives and displaced four million from their homes.

Two years earlier, thanks to extraordinary indigenous leadership on both sides of the conflict, ICRD helped to establish the Sudan Inter-religious Council (SIRC) consisting of representatives of both the Islamic north and Christian/African Traditionalist south. The SIRC was instrumental in paving the way for the peace process, and mobilizing Muslim and Christian religious leaders on a regional basis to work together in support of the agreement.