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    STATEMENT OF CONCERN REGARDING INSECURITY from SSCC

    ⋅                   Following, you can find the SSCC Statement of Concern regarding Insecurity in South Sudan. We all need to pray for Peace in South Sudan.     SOUTH SUDAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 10TH JULY 2016 STATEMENT OF CONCERN REGARDING INSECURITY Yahweh puts an end to wars over the whole wide world, he breaks the bow, he snaps the spear, shields he burns in the fire. Be still and acknowledge that I am ...

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Letters From South Sudan

Loreto assembly

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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LETTER FROM BISHOP EDUARDO DURING UNREST IN YAMBIO

Ref. Period of enduring Hope and emerging Light in South Sudan’s darkness.   My dearest Sisters and brothers, As I began to think about what to write during this Holy Christmas and New Year seasons, I tried to do what many of us do when looking for the words to say: I wanted to go back into the files. But I could not make an inch as my whole self and every circumstances about me, is overwhelmed by the increasing ...

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Displaced girl inside UN base in South Sudan

Testing Times

‘Despite the hardships and so many challenges they face, war affected communities show an extraordinary resilience. This, together with their faith, helps them to cope with the daily struggles’. So wrote Comboni Missionary from Brazil, Fr Raimundo, after his return from celebrating Christmas in the UN POC (Protection of Civilians) camp in Bentieu, the war ravaged capital of Unity State. Fr Raimundo was the parish priest in Leer, also in Unity State, before the conflict broke out in late 2013. ...

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STTC graduate & two Aussies

157. Forging a Future

  There is abundant bad publicity about South Sudan, some deserved, some over-stated and some not fully depicting the human tragedy that has afflicted the lives of so many people. Yet there are many courageous young people who continue to pursue their hopes and dreams. They know that just because a person is from another tribe, does not make that person one’s enemy. Indeed, they have formed strong cross-tribal friendships while living and studying together for the past three years in ...

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