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From our colleagues in the Office of Public Witness
Ask the State Department to Deny Entry to Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie
In 1989, Farouk Mohammed Ibrahim, a former science professor at the University of Khartoum, was arrested for his outspoken criticism of the Sudanese government. For twelve days, he was held in one of Sudan’s notorious “ghost houses,” where he was interrogated and tortured. “I was tortured, beaten and flogged in his presence,” Ibrahim toldLA Times reporter Edmund Sanders in 2008. “He was administering the whole thing. He did it all in such a cool manner, as if ...
In addition to the joys and concerns that are on your heart, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations suggests prayers for:
Prayers for the people of Pakistan as they struggle for democracy in the midst of violence surrounding their elections. On Tuesday, a bombing killed 15 at a campaign rally in Northwest Pakistan
Sudan and South Sudan
Prayers for the people of Abyei who face escalating violence in the territory dispute between Sudan and South Sudan. The recent killing of Tribal Chief DengKoul Deng has left the situation in the region more unstable and uncertain than ever.
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations has worked with the NGO Working Group on the Security Council to bring attention to OCHA, including Under-Secretary General Amos and Security Council Member States on the humanitarian concerns in these areas. We know that there is still much work to do, but are glad to see the Central Emergency Response Fund and OCHA making these commitments in these places.
From the UN News Centre:
9 August 2012 –
The United Nations today announced that it will allocate $55 million to bolster operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.
Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, the ...
Our church partners in the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (Republic of Sudan) request that, in God’s name, we pray for:
Today, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations hosted with Caritas Internationalis partners from the Diocese of El Obeid who spoke about their work in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. A briefing with nongovernmental and governmental partners was hosted this afternoon followed by an appointment with a UN agency.
The partners brought the message forward for three advocacy priorities:
1) Immediately cease all military operations, including aerial bombardment
2) Allow safe and unhindered access for international humanitarian actors to all civilians and to provide prompt humanitarian assistance to all those in need
3) Demand that all parties of the ...