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Pope Francis kisses the feet of South Sudan’s leaders

Credits: Vatican News

  An ecumenical spiritual retreat led by Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Vatican ended with Pope Francis kissing the feet of South Sudan’s political leaders. The unprecedented two day retreat was organised in an effort to support the South Sudanese fragile peace deal. The political leaders present at the retreat are expected to form a national ...

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Fr Jim Greene’s Interview for Vatican News

Photo credits: Paul Jeffrey

Fr Jim Greene, the new Executive Director, during his interview for Vatican News, reflected on Pope Francis’ powerful appeal to the young nation’s rival leaders for peace and pleaded with men and women across the world not to forget the people as they struggle to build a future. Click here to listen to his interview and read the complete article.

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News from Solidarity Board Meetings

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              Last week, the Solidarity Board Meetings were held in Rome, to present and approve the 2018 Financial Statement and to check the progress of SOLIDARITY WITH SOUTH SUDAN in the first quarter of 2019. It has been an important opportunity to identify new goals and reinforce mission and values with the new Board members ...

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South Sudan searches for enduring peace

Photo credit: Paul Jeffrey

The last reports from U.N. and FAO are not optimistic. The first report, issued on February by the U.N’s Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, reported that ongoing human rights violations and violence against civilians could amount to war crimes. “There is a confirmed pattern of how combatants attack villages, plunder homes, take women as sexual slaves and then ...

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2018 Annual General Assembly

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    We are pleased to give you a short feedback of our 2018 Annual General Assembly.  As usual, we showed the results reached in 2018 and our targets for 2019. Our 4 projects in South Sudan have been introduced by the direct Principals. Three new board members have been appointed and they will join our Board in the next meetings. ...

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Ten Years of Solidarity with South Sudan

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I am now in my tenth year in South Sudan. Five of our Solidarity members have been here longer – three RNDM Sisters (Religieuses De Notre Dame des Mission), one SSND Sister (School Sisters of Notre Dame) and one FCJ Sister (Faithful Companions of Jesus). Many others have come and gone and all have made significant contributions. We have lived ...

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Letter for Leaders of Religious Congregations

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        Please link on Letter to Congregations written by our Executive Director, Br Bill Firman, to be updated about our news and needs. Together with you and our donors, we are offering a hopeful promise of stability: please continue to support us and our impactful project in South Sudan. Faithfully, Solidarity with South Sudan  

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UN Delegation to South Sudan visits our STTC in Yambio

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On July 10th 2018 was a very exciting day at Solidarity Teacher Training College, Yambio. The reason for the excitement was the visit to the college of Mr. David Shearer of New Zealand, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). On arrival at the college, Mr. ...

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Peace now!

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Last July 19th, the head of churches of South Sudan Council of Churches, made a strong statement on the importance of Peace. “Despite many efforts of the region and the international community, the tragic dimensions of South Sudan need an immediate and lasting cessation of hostilities… Peace is the call from the hearts of all the peaple of South Sudan”. ...

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Statement from SSCC

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  On May 23, the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) issued a statement concerning its responsibility for facilitating dialogue between the stakeholders in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)’s High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF). The HLRF is aiming to reinvigorate South Sudan’s 2015 peace agreement. The SSCC had initial meetings with stakeholders through February and March, and on May 17 IGAD’s ...

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