The continuing violence in South Sudan (SS) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has caused Pope Francis to bring men and women religious together, and all those concerned with both countries, to participate in round table dialogues on January 18, 2018 from 16:00 to 19:00 at the Pontifical University of the Urbaniana, arranged by Solidarity with South Sudan and JPIC Commission Secretariat, in collaboration with various groups and universities. The dialogues aim to promote actions of solidarity by “Building Peace Together”.
During this time, participants will experience a sensitive and faith-filled panel discussion around the importance of being committed to personal peace, attentively living in peace and consciously maintaining peace. Three panelists who are highly experienced on the two countries will discuss the root causes of these tragically conflict areas and help participants to explore concrete ways to accompany the analysis with meaningful action together. The sessions will begin with a short documentary that demonstrates the pain and the hope in each country.
By providing this opportunity to be engaged in a hope-filled and inspiring evening with artisans of peace, Pope Francis is confident that peace is possible for both SS and the DRCongo, while the process may take sometime. Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, will open and close the event, which will be videotaped and the talks will be translated in English, Italian and French.
To register, go to www.jpicroma.org and click on the top image that says REGISTRATION. Thanks to everyone will participate!