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Two ecumenical councils in South Sudan and Sudan have now been established, following South Sudan’s independence from Sudan in 2011.
Religious leaders have warned of mass suffering in Sudan’s so-called ‘Two Areas’, as bombardment intensifies and civilians become targets.
Two international church bodies have called for an immediate ceasefire in the renewed fighting between Sudan and South Sudan.
Reports of the confiscation of South Sudan’s oil by the Republic of Sudan threaten the region’s prospects for peace say Global Witness
Despite the 2012 independence vote by South Sudan, churches will remain united with those in the North, to help those in Muslim-majority Sudan.
Churches in the Muslim north of Sudan are facing pressure from government officials and members of the public who are demanding their closure.
African religious leaders have praised ecumenical Christian bodies for helping create "the miracle" of southern Sudanese independence.
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.