Sudan and South Sudan ecumenical bodies hear of churches’ role…

first_imgSudan and South Sudan ecumenical bodies hear of churches’ role in regional peace Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, [World Council of Churches] Churches continue to play their role in peace building for South Sudan despite the dashed hopes of many in the world’s newest nation, the moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) said at a regional meeting.The moderator of the WCC’s Central Committee Dr Agnes Abuom was speaking at the inaugural assemblies of the Ecumenical Network Sudan and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) in Nairobi, Kenya on 2 and 3 October.The WCC moderator, a Kenyan Anglican, thanked God for the work of the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) and the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) in the fields of evangelism, education, health and advocacy for justice and peace over many years.“During various ecumenical visits, the churches have been encouraged to find internal solutions to strengthen the council’s management and leadership,” said Abuom.She said the churches in Sudan and South Sudan have provided leadership in dealing with the peace process in a South Sudan driven in recent years by internal conflict.The WCC reaffirmed its commitment as a partner to accompany both the SCC and the SSCC, said the moderator.Abuom observed, “Apart from South Africa where global, regional and national churches coalesced to fight against apartheid, Sudan and South Sudan have received the highest moral and material support.“Although people’s hopes seem dashed and return from exile has not been fully realized, the churches have, and continue, to play their role of peace building, healing and reconciliation.”The WCC moderator cited the SSCC’s consistently pushing for a stop to the “senseless war”.“We are encouraged and inspired that the church in South Sudan and Sudan looks to the future committed to continue journeying together towards justice, peace and integrity of creation, healing and reconciliation.”Achieving peace and prosperity“The churches in the Council are encouraged to stay united and move together in order to tackle both cultures of privilege and indifference on the one hand, and the culture of hopelessness and suicide on the other,” said Abuom.Dr Nigussu Legesse, programme executive for the WCC, bore greetings from the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.“He is very much committed to support the peace and reconciliation process in South Sudan and also Sudan,” said Legesse.He noted, “The WCC has, along with the ecumenical partners, consistently supported the efforts of the churches in bringing peace and reconciliation to Sudan.”This support held firm, Legesse explained, through the period when “the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed and beyond, and likewise towards the referendum and independence of South Sudan.”He concluded, “The WCC looks forward to continue this journey in the company of other ecumenical partners and in the company of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Sudan & South Sudan Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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