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October 13, 2010

Raising awareness of the volatile situation in Sudan and encouraging high-level advocacy and support ahead of the Jan. 9 referendum on independence were the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations at its New York mid-town headquarters.

Moderated by Linda...

October 11, 2010

Standing beneath the words of Isaiah 2:4 – "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more" -- ecumenical religious leaders from Sudan Oct. 12 led a candlelight vigil for...

October 10, 2010

An ecumenical delegation of Sudanese religious leaders met with U.N. officials and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Oct. 11 to express its fear of what might happen if the Jan. 9 referendum in which south Sudan is expected to vote for independence from the north is not carried out as planned....

September 22, 2010

The head of the Sudan Council of Churches has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to help ensure that the January 2011 referendum on self determination for southern Sudan is fair.

The Rev. Ramadan Chan Liol, the general secretary of the council, which includes Anglican, Orthodox,...

January 26, 2010

Global crises, such as those in Haiti and Sudan, were among pressing issues addressed at the United Nations headquarters Jan. 26 as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori for a 45-minute meeting.

The...

October 1, 2009

Bishop Suffragan David Jones of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and Alexander Baumgarten, interim director of government relations for the Episcopal Church, joined faith leaders from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions for a meeting at the White House October 2 to present a copy of a...

January 28, 2009

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has expressed "great sorrow" at the latest widespread violence inflicted on Sudanese communities by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and has called on U.S.-based Episcopalians to take action through advocacy and prayer.

 

The recent...

November 13, 2008

The call took Deacon Robin McNutt on four plane rides and a two-hour walk this time. It took her to a village of war-ravaged Dinka tribal people in Maar, South Sudan, away from the amenities and luxuries of Western life. This call came in the form of one Sudanese refugee.

 

"The...

May 11, 2006

Selflessly serving the people of Sudan -- whose lives have been ravaged by a 21-year civil war that claimed two million lives and displaced four million people -- Episcopalians in the Dioceses of Virginia and Chicago have for nine years supported church initiatives for building infrastructure...

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