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    Bishop Hiiboro: Message for International Day for Peace

    Following you can find the message from Bishop Hiiboro for the 2017 International Day of Peace.                   September 21st 2017 I greet you with great joy and empathy beloved young Sudanese and South Sudanese during this historical day dedicated for humanity to cherish peace. The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides ...

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Letters From South Sudan

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A Cup of Tea

The basic things we need for daily living we often simply assume they will be there. Not so in South Sudan where very little can be taken for granted. When I first came to South Sudan in 2009, I lived in Malakal. Most people there cooked on charcoal but we were lucky enough to be able to use gas. It is very convenient to be able just to turn a burner on and off when you like. When gas was ...

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Tragic Victims

Last August, I wrote about the good news, the positive situation in Riimenze, South Sudan. Today that situation no longer exists. Has the agriculture project collapsed? No. The people are simply the victims of a callous civil war in which they have never wanted to participate.  The situation is not hopeless. Several of our religious congregations and donor partners have responded generously with funding sufficient for the immediate needs. Significantly for us, neither the rebels nor the Government soldiers have ...

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At Sixes and Sevens 

There is an idiom sometimes used in English, ‘At Sixes and Sevens’. It is not clear where it comes but one internet site suggests ‘The phrase was originally “to set on six and seven” and is thought to have derived in the 14th century from the game of dice. The meaning then was “to carelessly risk one’s entire fortune”’. That same site asserts that the meaning of the idiom today is ‘A state of confusion and disorder, or of disagreement ...

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Not So Happy Christmas in South Sudan

Christmas is coming and we all have various expectations for a ‘happy time’. The world over, including in South Sudan, atheists, agnostics and many adherents to other non-Christian faiths, as well as Christians, celebrate Christmas holidays, just as here we also celebrate all the Muslim feasts. One item of which we do have an oversupply in South Sudan is public holidays! The end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, may last up to three days but often it seems to be celebrated ...

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