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Pray for our Moru friends

The Sudan Tribune posted an article on Wednesday 7 October 2015 about the killing in Western Equitoria.  The Tribune claims the SPLA is responsible for the attacks..

Added by Dan Handschy on October 8, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Litany for South Sudan

On Friday 9 May 2014, our presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts-Schori, has called for prayer for South Sudan.  On February 16, the Companion Diocese Committee held a service of prayer for peace in South Sudan.  We used a Litany for Peace in South Sudan, developed in this Diocese.  This Litany is available for any who would like to use it in Church as we pray for stability…

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Added by Dan Handschy on May 10, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

"Tribalism" is South Sudan

All Jazeera has run an article on the importance of seeing the current crisis in South Sudan as political, not tribal.  "Tribalism" is a mode of thinking we Westerners use to caricature the conflict to make it easier for us to understand.  Yes there are ethnic hatreds, but the ends being pursued is political power.  Well worth reading.

Added by Dan Handschy on January 6, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

Peace talks begin today in Addis Ababa

Al Jazeera reports that peace talks between the factions of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar are set to begin today.  However, government forces are set to begin a campaign to retake Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, today.  The UN reports a mass grave in Bor with the bodies of 75 Dinka soldiers.

Pray for peace in Sudan.

Added by Dan Handschy on January 1, 2014 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

A ray of hope in South Sudan

The Sudan Tribune is reporting that IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) has brokered a deal in South Sudan.  The government of Salva Kiir has released two political detainees, and has agreed to power sharing with other factions within the government.  The African Union has released communique that Salva Kiir's government has agreed to an immediate cease fire.  The AU calling on other parties to…

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Added by Dan Handschy on December 28, 2013 at 8:41am — No Comments

More on the situation in South Sudan

A map released today (26 December) by the United Nations OCHO (Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) shows violence and displaced persons in the current situation in South Sudan.  So far, according to OCHO, there is no violence in Western Equatoria (the state in which Lui is located).  In all, the UN estimates about 100,000 IDP (internally displaced persons) across South Sudan, about a quarter of them at UN compounds.  But so far, things are quiet for our friends in Lui.

Added by Dan Handschy on December 26, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

News of the conflict in South Sudan

On Saturday, December 21, 2013, the Diocese of Missouri received a short email from Bishop Stephen Dokolo of the Lui Diocese, begging our prayers. He reported that the situation in South Sudan has become unstable, and that people in Lui had heard gunshots. The news from South Sudan has been showing up in US news for several days now.



Over the past few days, I have been reading with some anxiety of renewed violence in South Sudan. Earlier in the week (December 15), there were…

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Added by Dan Handschy on December 24, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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