A VIOLENT CANCER

By Bill Firman – Solidarity with South Sudan – When violence erupted in Juba in December 2013, it spread quickly to only three of the ten states that then existed in South Sudan: Upper Nile, Unity State and Jonglei State. The fighting was intense and a town such as Malakal, in Upper Nile State, was successively under opposition and government […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: WAR-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES TRAINED TO FORM JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMITTEES

Over 150 grassroots church leaders from war-affected communities in South Sudan’s Bentiu and Juba have attended a two days training in three different workshops. They were instructed how to use a Justice and Peace Manual and how to establish a Justice and Peace Committee in their communities. The three training workshops were conducted in the period of 04-13 May 2017 […]

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THE LONG VIEW

By Bill Firman – Solidarity with South Sudan – I returned from home leave a little over a month ago and have just completed trips within South Sudan from Juba to Rumbek, Wau, Yambio and Riimenze, for various meetings. This country is truly in a horrible mess and many people are suffering. As I ponder the situation, however, words from Bishop Kenneth […]

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YOUNG COMBONI MISSIONARIES CELEBRATE MASS WITH THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY OF GONDOKORO, SOUTH SUDAN

A group of young Comboni missionaries who evangelize in different missions across South Sudan has attended a five days workshop on “personal integration of values and communication dynamics in the mission”. Fr. Christian presiding over the Eucharist at Gondokoro The group of young evangelisers, brothers and priests, meets every other year to share missionary experiences and reflect on a particular […]

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THE PLIGHT OF TEACHERS IN SOUTH SUDAN

By Sr. Akumu Lily – “Teaching is a beautiful profession, it’s a pity teachers are badly paid… because it is not just about the time they spend in school, but the time they spend in preparation, the time they spend on each individual student…” (Pope Francis, 2015 – Italy). Teachers are fundamental resources in educational institutions everywhere in the world. They […]

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