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January 22, 2013

[St. George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia] “..Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day but teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for years.  Give a boy/man the right tools and there is no stopping him!”

During 2012, the newest country in the world, South Sudan, has faced a...

January 26, 2012

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] A year ago this month, Sudanese in the south passed a referendum to secede from Sudan – an election that was part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement intended to reduce conflict and provide sustainable peace and security in Sudan. Yet today Sudan and the...

July 19, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Abraham Yel Nhial, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Aweil, is calling for increased international attention to the situation of internally displaced persons in Abyei area on the border between north and south Sudan and concrete steps to secure lasting peace in the region.

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July 13, 2011

Less than a week after South Sudan celebrated its long-awaited independence, Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of the Episcopal Diocese of Kadugli has said it is "devastating and saddening" to learn that his people of the South Kordofan region, "friends, brothers and sisters, children, my flock, have...

July 9, 2011

In an exuberant and joyous three-and-a-half hour service here July 10, South Sudanese Episcopalians celebrated the birth of their new nation, even as they looked towards the difficult future of their country.

All Saints Cathedral in Juba -- the capital of the new Republic of South Sudan...

June 29, 2011

The government must allow humanitarian access to civilians who have been displaced by the fighting in Sudan's Southern Kordofan state, Sudanese clergy said, amid reports of continued bombardment in the Nuba Mountains.

They warned that civilians were violently being removed from camps and...

March 2, 2011

Throughout several decades of civil war, the Episcopal Church of Sudan kept 2,000 schools open, mostly under trees – a testament to its commitment to educating its people.

Today, with four million members, the Episcopal Church accounts for almost half of the south's population. It is one...

February 10, 2011

Church leaders in Southern Sudan have called for urgent strategies to end threats caused by northern Uganda's rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The leaders said attacks are escalating, threatening a fragile peace in a region that will formally celebrate independence on July 9....

February 7, 2011

Celebrations for a new nation rippled throughout Southern Sudan as election officials confirmed that nearly 99 percent of voters in the referendum had chosen independence.

"There is great joy in Juba today at the official announcement of the results," Robin Denney, an Episcopal Church...

October 20, 2010

Southern Sudan has held to its identity since 1947 when the British organized the Juba Conference, which combined north and south into one political entity. Eight years later, in 1955, the first shots were fired and the south began its fight toward independence.

"The colonial...

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