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Report from the GOOD SHEPHERD PEACE CENTER

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              Never have we known a year like this! I suspect we are only just beginning to appreciate the effects of this ‘new normal’ on our lives. In some cases, it has spurred on initiatives more quickly than might otherwise have been apparent. And so, we give thanks! We have all been thrust into a ...

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The reopening of the Good Shepherd Peace Centre

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  We, the Solidarity Pastoral Team have successfully re-opened the Good Shepherd Peace Centre as can be seen in this report. What is not so visible in the report is the hard work we as management team and staff are putting in to make sure the Centre is a safe place to be in during this pandemic. We have been, ...

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New poem for South Sudan

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….But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere… (James 3:17) Here, you can find a new poem from F. Mike Bassano, mm. We pray for the Malakal refugees camp and for all the South Sudan.   

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Let’s pray together

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We are pleased to share with you a new poem from Mike Bassano, a religious member of Solidarity, living in Malakal’s refugee camp, may help us to live us in these uncertain moments Unfolding Center of my heart             love of my life Confidant beyond compare              influencing every decision ...

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Peace Day 2020

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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peaceful collaboration, both within and among all nations and peoples. The coronavirus dis­ease has ad­ded a new di­men­sion to Pea­ceday 2020. May this day raise our prayers for a future ...

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A new poem from Mike Bassano

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F. Mike Bassano (mm), a Solidarity member living in PoC Malakal camp, among the refugees, is now facing new challenges. The Covid-19 caused some deaths among the people in the camp in the last weeks, but, this pandemic is only the last problem they have to face, added to hunger and the poverty. The new poem is about the fragility of the ...

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New poem from South Sudan

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F. Mike Bassano (mm), a Solidarity member living in PoC Malakal camp, among the refugees, is now facing new challenges. The Covid-19 caused some deaths among the people in the camp in the last weeks, but, this pandemic is only the last problem they have to face, added to hunger and the poverty. F. Mike felt the need to write a new ...

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Statement on active nonviolence

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The Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan (RSASS) released a statement on April 28 on active nonviolence as a way to build lasting peace in South Sudan. In this statement, RSASS acknowledges that South Sudan is entrenched in violence and in a deep economic and humanitarian crisis. Despite this, RSASS encourages the people of South Sudan to remain hopeful and to ...

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