Generally, the population of South Sudan has a great trust in the churches in the country. Most of the congregations have limited resources, but still the churches have a high rating in the population since many priests stood close with the people during a long civil war.
13th April 2013 president Silva Kiir of South Sudan appointed the “National Committee for Healing, Peace and Reconciliation”. The main committee consists of four bishops and one pastor. The work of the committee will build on the needs of the population in South Sudan and include people with both Christians, Muslim and traditional values. 
The first week of December the committee met in Kuron in the south/eastern part of South Sudan. In the committee, there are representatives from all 10 states plus the border area Abyei. In addition, special interest groups are represented, including a Muslim representative.
During the last two decades there have been several people-to-people peace meetings run by the church network. Local committees will mobilise resources and invite for the National Prayer Day 8th July 2014 in centres all over the country. The following day the nation South Sudan will celebrate three years of Independence.
The peace village in Kuron is built on the initiative of Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban. To have a national conference in an isolated place like Kuron is not common but facilitator John Ashworth expressed great satisfaction with the venue chosen which is without a mobile network, and where no one was busy with a mobile phones.

From the tentcamp
Enoch Tombe, Daniel Deng Bul and Paride Taban
Paride Taban is popular among the kids
Advisor John Ashworth