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Some churches, parishes and schools in northern Sudan are closing due to a large movement of people to the south after the independence referendum.
New figures revealed by the Jubilee Debt Campaign show that up to 90 per cent of Sudanese debt owed to the UK made up to interest.
The head of the Sudan Council of Churches has backed a call for southerners to forgive northerners for the deaths and atrocities of the 21-year civil war.
If South Sudan secedes, the new country should not start life with a debt burden, says the Jubilee Debt Campaign
Christians around the world are offering prayers for peace and justice as the Sudanese peace process reaches a key moment with the referendum this weekend.
The head of the Lutheran World Federation has called for prayer and assistance for the people of Sudan ahead of the 9 January referendum on autonomy in South Sudan.
A German church-backed human rights organisation wants action to save one of the world largest swamplands, threatened by oil extraction activities.
Leaders of the World Council of Churches and World Evangelical Alliance say their members are speaking with a common voice on the 2011 referendum in Sudan.
Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako has avoided what looked like an assassination attempt during a Mass in Sudan's capital, Khartoum.
An ecumenical delegation of Sudanese religious leaders has met with UN officials and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the January 2011 referendum.