Companion Diocese of Bor, South Sudan
Adelaide's links with South Sudan have come through the sad circumstances of history. The protracted war between North and South Sudan produced a multitude of refugees fleeing to places like Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia was among several countries to receive large numbers of Sudanese refugees and today there are over 5000 South Sudanese refugees who have made a new home in Adelaide
The Anglican Church is strong in South Sudan. Over both Sudan and South Sudan there are more than four million Anglicans. The Church is an integral part of society and a major contributor to the rebuilding of civil society.
Many of the South Sudanese in South Australia came from Jonglei State, of which the capital is Bor. Situated on the Nile, Bor is a large town and regional centre. However, this district has been ravaged by recent internal conflict. The Bishop is Ruben Akurdit Ngong, The Archbishop and his wife Lindy, along with a number of people from the Diocese have visited Bor.
The Diocese of Adelaide is working towards assisting Bor Diocese establish a primary health clinic. South Sudan has amongst the highest infant and maternal death rates in the world, and the clinic is aimed at health education and primary care particularly for mothers and children. The South Sudanese community in Adelaide has contributed significantly to fund-raising for this project