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    Solidarity with South Sudan is offering the position of Fundraising Director Please Click on  “Read More” to  download all  the related information. Solidarity with South Sudan is now looking for a new Fundraising Director to continue its successful fundraising programme. The fundraising director will be responsible for securing funding to enable the annual and long term operation of all Solidarity with South Sudan projects and developing and maintaining relationships with funding agencies. The candidate should have at least three years’ ...

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Letters From South Sudan

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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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There is Good New in South Sudan

Go back a few centuries or even, in some cases, a few decades. Italy was not a united country but independent and warring states; America had a civil war in which negro enslavement was a significant issue; France had a bloody revolution pitting the people against the aristocracy; South Africa was governed with apartheid divisions; peace between Protestant and Catholic in Northern Ireland seemed an unattainable goal; and so the list goes on. South Sudan is the world’s newest nation, ...

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Valiant Women

I write today of two women in South Sudan, one a missionary whose life was tragically ended in unprovoked violence last week; and one a young woman who, against the odds, has just graduated from Loreto School in Rumbek: two women of great character from very different backgrounds, whose own words convey strong and moving messages.   The first is Sr Veronica SSpS, a Holy Spirit Sister, a medical doctor and hospital administrator well known to many of us. I ...

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