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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.
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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 ...
The Office of Public Witness recently posted an action alert encouraging Presbyterians to advocate with our government to support increased diplomatic initiatives, humanitarian access and funding for humanitarian aid for South Sudan.
Our Area Coordinator for Africa reports:
The situation has only worsened since that time; the atrocities that have been committed in Bentiu and Bor are heart wrenching. In addition to pressing for governmental action we believe it’s crucial for us to support the church’s response to the situation through support of the ACT Alliance and the Presbyterian Relief and Development’s work in relief and RECONCILE ...
From our colleagues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness
Support the people of South Sudan
Please contact your members of congress and urge them to support increased diplomatic initiatives and funding for humanitarian aid for South Sudan. And, urge the Secretary of State and President to use all possible means to continue to press for humanitarian access.
The people of South Sudan are in desperate need of help. On April 12, the United States along with the European Union and the United Nations out lined the problems and called for immediate action in a statement ...
The United Nations News Centre reports:
The Security Council today authorized almost doubling the United Nations peacekeeping force in strife-torn South Sudan to nearly 14,000 in the face of a rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis that has left hundreds of civilians dead and tens of thousands of others driven from their homes.
As requested by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Council unanimously approved a temporary increase in the strength of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to up to 12,500 military and 1,323 police from a current combined strength of some 7,000, through the transfer ...