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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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RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND ELDERS CALL FOR PEACE AND CALM IN YAMBIO

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  11 October 2015 – Religious Leaders and Elders in Yambio have issued a mutual combined press statement to call for peace and calm in the region. Read below the full statement Mutual Combined Press Statement of call for calm in Western Equatoria State and Republic of South Sudan Yambio, October 7th 2015 We the Religious Leaders and Elders in Yambio ...

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Training Trauma Healing Trainers

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by Cathy Arata Trauma healing is not something new for Solidarity with South Sudan. Since January 2010, we have conducted more than thirty workshops using the Capacitar method (funded by Mensen met een missie). More than one thousand children, women and men have participated in these workshops. This year we took a big step forward and participated with RSASS in ...

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147. Ministry in Malakal

Priest lives with the displaced in South Sudan

There are good photographs that record reality with sharpness and accuracy; but there are great photos that touch the heart and stir the emotions. I have some of these to offer with this reflection, great photos taken by a very good friend to Solidarity with South Sudan, Paul Jeffrey. The photos, more than anything I can write, reveal the misery of ...

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Solidarity in Malakal UN Camp: The Gathering

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It was a time of bringing people together of all different tribes, various United Nations organizations as well as cooperation among all Christian Churches that made the Christmas and New Year Celebrations memorable in the camp. The Catholic community just before Christmas built their own little Church made of plastic sheeting, wire, wood and some steel poles so as to ...

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Solidarity – A Call of the Spirit

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“I am counting on you to wake up the world.” This is the challenge made to religious by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter to All Consecrated People on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life. The Pope reminds us that the “Gospel is demanding…and it demands to be lived radically and sincerely.” He calls us to “live the ...

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