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The Attempts of Dialogue in Sudan

ByJohn Ashworth

This chapter offers some reflections on informal dialogue processes during the Sudanese civil war of 1983-2005 and in the new Republic of South Sudan following its independence in 2011. It is written by a practitioner, rather than an academic, an eyewitness who was there and was part of the processes described there. For that reason there are fewer references cited than might be expected in an academic tome. The author is a primary source. The chapter does not pretend to offer a comprehensive overview of every aspect of dialogue in Sudan: it is rather a case study of certain processes involving dialogue, and highlighting the role of the churches in spearheading dialogue.