Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Sarah Hoyle
If you are unaware of the tragic situation occurring in the Nuba Mountain Region of Sudan, you are not alone. This New York Times article is one of the only major reports to come out of the region in recent months, though the Government in Khartoum is bombing its own civilians living in this region almost every single day.
Our partner Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of over 160 Catholic development and relief agencies, invited Bishop Emeritus Macram Max Gassis of the Diocese of EI Obeid to the UN to speak about the struggles of his people.
by Sarah Hoyle
Six months ago, we thought that violence and suffering had peaked and peace was on the horizon. We were wrong.
- Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan
Unfortunately now, conditions in South Sudan are much worse than they were six months ago. OCHA South Sudan has just released the midyear report on conditions and progress in the region, and crises for those caught in violence and turmoil in South Sudan are as dire as ever.
The report highlights 4 main areas of crisis that are currently of greatest concern.
1. Displacement. About 2.1 million people have ...
From our partners in World Mission:
Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.”
The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.
Philippe Falardeau has written a moving screenplay which stars Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon alongside Sudanese actors, and children of war, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel.
Mamere and ...
Our colleagues in the Office of Public Witness invite us to join a call for action on South Sudan:
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) is calling on the Obama administration to send former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to South Sudan to help end mass ethnic violence. Please contact President Obama and urge him to support Rep. Wolf’s call and appoint the former presidents to help bring about a negotiated settlement and an end to the violence engulfing South Sudan.
The conflict is ominously similar to the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago. Thousands have died in the ...