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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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October 20, 2013

Displaced by violence: the people of South Sudan need our help

From Presbyterian World Mission

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Presbyterian World Mission are compelled to help more than 90,000 displaced people, mostly Murle, in South Sudan who fled inter-ethnic conflict and gross human rights violations by the South Sudanese military. Our goal is to provide food, emergency supplies, trauma recovery and peace building support. We are working with our Sudanese partners, but the needs are much greater than we can handle without significant gifts from supporters like you.

Presbyterian Relief and Disaster Assistance, the relief and development arm of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, will be providing food, emergency ...

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July 23, 2013

Prayers for South Sudan

from our partners in World Mission

South Sudan greatly needs our prayers  during this extremely tense time. Please keep our South Sudanese partners and Nancy McGaughey who is in Juba ministering with the displaced Murle community  in your prayers.  All of our other mission co-workers are out of South Sudan just now. Debbie Blane is  in South Africa working on her Th.D. course, the Smith Mathers are in Louisville to attend the Big Tent (Shelvis is a speaker), Sharon Curry is in Pennsylvania, the Georges are on furlough and Leisa Wagstaff begins her  assignment there next month.   We were ...

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March 13, 2012

South Sudan: UN mission responds to new outbreak of violence in Jonglei state

Hold the people of South Sudan - particularly the people living in Jonglei state - in prayer. They again face violence.

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December 30, 2011

Statement by Presbyterian Church of Sudan on violence in Jonglei State

Our partners in the Presbyterian Church of Sudan have issued the following statement regarding the violence happening in Jonglei State of South Sudan:

It is bad news  that PCOS Congregations such as Lou Nuer and Murle are killing themselves all the time through cattle raiding. This situation in Jonglei State displeases the Head office of the Presbyterian Church of Sudan, the Nation of South Sudan and the Whole world. We call the Lou Nuer and the Murle to lay down their arms and stop the current attacks.  We ask the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the UN ...

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June 25, 2011

Pray for peace in Jonglei

Jonglei State in southern Sudan is among the regions where violence is taking place.

In this instance, much of the violence is situated in Pibor County. The conflict involves  people of the Murle and Lou Nuer ethnic groups. Cattle raiding and the abduction of children and women are part of the violence. There have been a number of waves of violence in the area in the past.

Reports indicate that the massive numbers of the Murle people have been killed. One estimate is that since the fighting began on 15 June around 900 people have died and that well armed ...

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May 8, 2011

Pray for an end to violence in Pibor and Akobo counties, southern Sudan

Pray for the people of Pibor and Akobo counties in southern Sudan. Violence has been reported between the Nuer and Murle peoples. An atmosphere of fear and deep uncertainty pervades the people. Pray for peace to prevail, for a turn...

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February 28, 2011

Now brothers and sisters

"They are now brothers and sisters, and now death amongst us shall stop." That's the promise made by Nuer women and Murle women in South Sudan who worked with RECONCILE International - a promise all the more amazing because of...

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