Flags of the Nations: South Sudan


The South Sudan flag consists of three horizontal stripes — black, red, and green. On the left side of the flag is a horizontal blue triangle pointing toward the middle with a golden star in the center. Black represents African skin; the red is for the blood that was shed by the liberation struggle martyrs; green symbolizes the country's natural resources and verdant land; white indicates the peace attained after many years of the liberation struggle; blue signifies the waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country, and yellow indicates the unity of the states making up South Sudan.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: South Sudan

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered South Sudan in 2012.

South Sudan had a population of 10,204,581 in 2018. That same year, South Sudan reported 96 Churches of the Nazarene, 25 of which had been officially organized. South Sudan has 7,102 total members.

Located on the Africa Region, South Sudan has one Phase 1 district and one Phase 2 district. For more information about the Africa Region, visit africanazarene.org.


* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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