March 2011 Blog Posts (8)

The Delay in the Lui Bishop Election

This post is barely going to be longer than its title. I heard today from a friend in Africa who has a connection to Lui that the Lui election is being delayed because another diocese is electing a bishop, and the two elections will be held at once, which makes sense because so many people have to travel to Juba for each election. The other diocese hasn't yet chosen in its three candidates, so the date of the election isn't fixed. I'm working on getting more details and will post them when I… Continue

Added by Debra Morris Smith on March 30, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Lui Prayer Request and More About the Bishop's Election

I had heard there was some instability in Lui Diocese , so I asked Stephen about it. Here is what he said:


There was conflict last month between communities of Yirol and Movolo and this
conflict has displaced people from two of our parishes (Dari and Lessi) in Lakamadi archdeaconry. I visited the displaced people at the end of last month, their condition
is not good because they are badly in need of basic…

Added by Debra Morris Smith on March 14, 2011 at 7:27am — 1 Comment


We still don't know when the election of the new Bishop of Lui will be. 


Between the uncertainty about that and the expected absence of Stephen from the diocese for much of the month of May, we have decided to put off the four-week trip I mentioned here previously. We will hope to send the team that was going in May later this year.


As always, please keep the Diocese of Lui in your prayers, but also please pray for both North and South Sudan as the end of the…


Added by Debra Morris Smith on March 10, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments

Sudan in Transition Media Event: All Are Invited!

Join us for SUDAN IN TRANSITION, an evening with journalists from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm in McMillan 149, Washington University.  Award-winning documentarian Jen Marlowe and Harvard Law/Kennedy School of Government graduate Bec Hamilton will share their unique perspective on current events in Sudan, drawing from over five years of living and reporting in Sudan.  The Pulitzer Center funds…

Added by Emily Bloemker on March 7, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

ENS: Missionaries bring, receive gifts as South Sudan grows into independence

By Matthew Davies

[Episcopal News Service, Juba, South Sudan] Throughout several decades

of civil war, the Episcopal Church in Sudan kept 2,000 schools open,

mostly under trees – a testament to its commitment to educating its


Today, with four million members, the Episcopal Church of Sudan

accounts for…


Added by beth felice on March 3, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Diocese of Salisbury: Teens Celebrate Sudan

Parish event organiser Anne Powell said, “Ann-Marie and Dan are an inspiration to all of us. It’s clear that the link with Sudan has been a life-changing experience for them: they’ve learned so much already and are keen to develop the link much further.”

Added by beth felice on March 2, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Lui Update

The Diocese of Lui just started its strategic planning workshop today, a follow-up facilitated by Scopas to last fall's initial conference. Stephen asks our prayers for the workshop, and he also sends his greetings to everyone here and asks our prayers for him as a candidate for Bishop of Lui.

Added by Debra Morris Smith on March 1, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

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