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Media Advisory: Sudan Ecumenical Church Leaders Delegation at candlelight prayer vigil

October 12, 2010

An ecumenical group of religious leaders from the Sudan will lead a candlelight prayer vigil on Tuesday, October 12 at the Isaiah Wall in front of the United Nations (42nd and First Ave, NYC) at 7:15 pm Eastern. All are invited.

Sudan, and the region of Darfur within it, have suffered years of civil war and genocide. An important referendum on the future of Sudan and on self-determination for the people there is scheduled for January 2011. But there is no guarantee that this referendum will occur peacefully. In fact, there is every indication that violence and perhaps civil war will break out again following the referendum, no matter what the outcome.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 7:15 pm

WHERE: Isaiah Wall, in front of the UN, (First Ave) NYC

WHO: The Sudan Ecumenical Church Leaders Delegation:

  • The Most Rev. Daniel Deng Bul
    Archbishop of The Episcopal Church of Sudan and Bishop of Juba (Anglican)

  • Bishop Daniel Adwok Marko Kur
    Auxiliary Bishop of Khartoum (Roman Catholic)

  • Bishop Paride Taban
    Bishop Emeritus of Torit (Roman Catholic)

  • The Rev. Ramadan Chan
    General Secretary, Sudan Council of Churches

  • The Rev. Dr. Sam Kobia
    Ecumenical Special Envoy to Sudan

  • John Ashworth
    Sudan Advisor, Catholic Relief Services and Sudan Ecumenical Forum

  • Rocco Blume
    Christian Aid - UK

For media information:

Contact Neva Rae Fox, Office of Public Affairs, The Episcopal Church,; 212-716-6080

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