|9/11/2008: Save the Date: Sept. 24 Hearing on Sudan's Unraveling Peace and the Challenge to U.S. Policy|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Judith Ingram
(202) 3240, ext. 127
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The 2005 Sudanese Comprehensive Peace Agreement brought an end to a 22-year long north-south civil war that killed 2 million people and forced another 4 million to flee their homes. Today that fragile peace is at grave risk of collapsing. The hearing of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom will examine U.S. options for encouraging the full implementation of the peace agreement and averting a return to a bloody north-south civil war fueled in part by religious divisions.
Both current and former U.S. officials and NGO representatives, as well as Members of Congress, will present testimony. Confirmed witnesses include: