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Prayer for Peace in South Sudan

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From the beginning of the civil clashes in December 2013, in South Sudan there is a season of endless violence. In these months of attacks, people have been displaced, brutalised, raped. Thousands of South Sudaneses decided to migrate in the nearest countries. For the ones who remain in their country the situation is unbearable without humanitarian helps. Currently, the situation ...

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Advert for Executive Director Position of Solidarity with South Sudan

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  POSITION: Executive Director WHERE:  Solidarity with South Sudan Do you have the ability to adopt to a new culture and face challenges head on? Do you have the ability to work in a team with people of different cultures and Nationalities? Do you believe in change and the promotion of human dignity? Are you strong, enthusiastic and resilient? Solidarity ...

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South Sudan: the role of the Church and its Action Plan for Peace

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          Father Michael Perry, Minister General of the Order of the Friars Minor, coming back from Juba, released an interesting interview to Radio Vaticana about the role of Church and its action plan for Peace in South Sudan. Following the link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/03/13/south_sudan__the_role_of_the_church_and_its_action_plan_for/1298263

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PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN

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  “A VOICE CRIES IN THE WILDERNESS” PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN TO THE FAITHFUL AND PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight” (Mark 1:3).   Preamble These words of the prophet Isaiah, quoted by the evangelists Matthew and Mark, ...

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Tragic Victims

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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 ...

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EMERGENCY IN RIIMENZE

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During the last 3 weeks, the local people on the road between Makpundu and Yambio have fled either to Yambio or Riimenze. Our people and our property are undamaged but dreadful suffering has been inflicted on the usually peaceful community of Riimenze where we have our large agriculture project and other pastoral works for that local community.   Up until now we are ...

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At Sixes and Sevens 

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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 ...

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Not So Happy Christmas in South Sudan

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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 ...

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Meeting with Jesuiten Mission

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In the last weeks Sr. Yudith Pereira, our Ass. Executive Director, and Angelo Pittaluga, our Fundraising Director met some donor agencies to strenghten our current partnerships and to join new ones, interested to the future of South Sudan. The meeting with Jesuiten Mission in Nürnberg (Germany) was very fruitful: we confirmed our will to work together for South Sudan. Following ...

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“Good Shepherd Peace Centre” opened in Juba last Oct. 15th

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The project of the combined Catholic Religious in South Sudan (RSASS) to build a centre for human, pastoral and spiritual formation, peace building and trauma healing for South Sudanese at Kit near Juba,  was launched officially by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro on  11th October 2014. On Saturday, 15th October, 2016,  this  centre, now named  the ‘Good Shepherd Peace Centre’ was ...

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