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Solidarity with South Sudan - News July 2017

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05/08/2017

s sudan julySOUTH SUDAN - Unfortunately, the situation in South Sudan is always critical. 

The United Nations has warned that South Sudan's hunger crisis is worsening and blames South Sudanese warring factions of failing to find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing civil war.

We propose to you this prayer made by CRS:

Prayer for South Sudan

God of Peace,St. Francis prayed, "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace."

And so do we.

Make us instruments of your peace.

Allow instruments of peace to rise up in South Sudan

And flourish all over your world:

instruments of peace who offer stability, safety, and justice;

that bring joy and hope;

that foster hearts of reconciliation, mercy, and love.

God of Justice,

The prophet Jeremiah likened your saving justice to towering mountains.

And so do we.

May your justice tower over the people of South Sudan:

Upholding the righteous,

Protecting the widow and orphan,

Staying the hand that seeks violence,

Reconciling brother with brother, sister with sister,

Your children with each other.

God of Plenty,

Your Son showed us how in faith, prayer and generosity,

Your bounty could be multiplied.

And so will we.

Bless South Sudan with a bountiful harvest;

Let this conflict not dry its fields

Or close its markets

Or still its people's desire to share what they have.

Banish famine from their land

And turn the hearts of all to those who hunger

That we may all share what you have blessed us with;

That their baskets may be filled,

That their cups may overflow,

That their children may flourish. Amen

 

We continue to support the people in South Sudan thanks to the community members leading the projects with the support of our donors.

We thank you and  we count on your support. 

Show you care... #southsudanwecare

We need your support. NOW!

 

DONATE NOW

 

POPE FOR SOUTH SUDAN

Pope Francis's proposed trip to South Sudan later this year has been postponed for security reasons.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke has confirmed that the trip, which would have been with Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, will not now go ahead, at least this year.

Pope Francis made the decision reluctantly "after the information coming to his desk left him with few alternatives".

Pope Francis had hoped his trip could have helped to bring peace to the troubled country. 

To assure his support to this people, Pope Francis offered a large donation to support four diocesan projects in South Sudan.

Part of Pope's donation will go to support our college in Yambio, Solidarity Yambio to train future teachers.

We deeply thank Pope Francis for his special support and prayers.

 

#southsudanwecare

Photo Credits: Paul Jeffrey

MEETINGS IN JUBA, June - July 2017

From June 26th to July 5th, Solidarity members gathered in  the Good Sheperd Peace Centre in Kit, near Juba,  for different meetings. We had Executive council with the presence of the President, Fr Paul Smyth cmf, the vicepresident, Sr Danielle Julien fmic, Br Pierre Ouattara fsc, Br Bill Firman fsc, and Sr Yudith Pereira Rico rjm. The executive council met the directors of the projects, Sr Margaret Scott rndm, Sr Leema Rose Savarimuthu SSpS, Sr Rosa Le Thi Bong rndm, and Fr Manny Ginete cm. It was a great opportunity to exchange informaton and share the life of the projects.

 

During the following two days, Fr Paul conducted a seminar for the Board 

members of the different projects, including some board members of the Loreto School in Rumbek. The seminar was well profited by all the participants who enjoyed the sharing and the formation.

 

A meeting of the Management team to discuss operations within the current situation, followed the seminar.

 

From June 30th to July 5th, took place the Annual Assembly of Solidarity Communities. Some community members could not come due to the ordinary school or work schedule. New members had the joy of meeting the others for the first time!- Br Pierre and Fr Paul guided several sessions about inculturation, interculturality and diversity. A reflection about Community Life was lead by Fr Many. We enjoyed everything: encounters, quizz time, liturgy, sharings and discussions.

 

In Kit round chapel, a  special mass for  different celebrations closed the meetings with a general blessing. 

We were all enriched by the others, in the beautiful enviroment of the centre and its surrounding nature. Sunrises from the river were incredible....

We were very grateful to the Kit community for the welcome and attentions received, Fr Manny and Sr Annete Solidarity takes part with Comboni, Jesuits, and St Martin of Porres congregation.

VIA PACIS , FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

"Solidarity with South Sudan"  in association with JRS , will take part in the next Half Marathon in Rome for Education in South Sudan. 

Peace, Integration, Inclusion, Solidarity: these are the principles inspiring Rome Half Marathon VIA PACIS, an event promoted by Rome Capital and the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Dicastery of the Holy See, in collaboration with FIDAL - Italian Federation of Light Athletics - with the support of CONI and CIP. 

The run will be next September 17th and we will sign an important partnership to be present in this event. There will be two chances to participate: a competitive half marathon, and a not-competitive 5 km running. In case of subscriptions to the 5 km not-competitive event, you can contact us to our email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In case you want to subscribe for the half marathon, you can do personally by http://www.romahalfmarathon.org/ .

Stay tuned: new details will be posted as soon as possible on our website, and in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, too.

Advert for Executive Director Position of Solidarity with South Sudan

We are looking to appoint an Executive Director to head the organization.

Solidarity with South Sudan aims to create self-sustainable educational, health and pastoral institutions and programs that will help to empower South Sudanese people to build a just and peaceful society. Solidarity is a collaborative commitment of religious working in partnership with the Catholic Church in South Sudan.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation, performance and success of Solidarity with South Sudan and for its transition to a sustainable future.

This role is based in Juba, South Sudan.

Click to download the following supporting documents: 

To apply for this role please complete the job application form and return it along with your curriculum vitae, on or before September 15h 2017 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (late applications will not be considered).

 

Our projects in South Sudan:

 

Photo Credits: Paul Jeffrey

Unfortunately, the situation in South Sudan is always critical. 

The United Nations has warned that South Sudan's hunger crisis is worsening and blames South Sudanese warring factions of failing to find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing civil war.

We propose to you this prayer made by CRS:

 

Photo Credits: Paul Jeffrey


Prayer for South Sudan

 

God of Peace,St. Francis prayed, "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace."

And so do we.

Make us instruments of your peace.

Allow instruments of peace to rise up in South Sudan

And flourish all over your world:

instruments of peace who offer stability, safety, and justice;

that bring joy and hope;

that foster hearts of reconciliation, mercy, and love.

God of Justice,

The prophet Jeremiah likened your saving justice to towering mountains.

And so do we.

May your justice tower over the people of South Sudan:

Upholding the righteous,

Protecting the widow and orphan,

Staying the hand that seeks violence,

Reconciling brother with brother, sister with sister,

Your children with each other.

God of Plenty,

Your Son showed us how in faith, prayer and generosity,

Your bounty could be multiplied.

And so will we.

Bless South Sudan with a bountiful harvest;

Let this conflict not dry its fields

Or close its markets

Or still its people's desire to share what they have.

Banish famine from their land

And turn the hearts of all to those who hunger

That we may all share what you have blessed us with;

That their baskets may be filled,

That their cups may overflow,

That their children may flourish. Amen

 

We continue to support the people in South Sudan thanks to the community members leading the projects with the support of our donors.

We thank you and  we count on your support. 

Show you care... #southsudanwecare

 

We need your support. NOW!

                                                             

POPE FOR SOUTH SUDAN

 

Pope Francis's proposed trip to South Sudan later this year has been postponed for security reasons.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke has confirmed that the trip, which would have been with Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, will not now go ahead, at least this year.

Pope Francis made the decision reluctantly "after the information coming to his desk left him with few alternatives".

Pope Francis had hoped his trip could have helped to bring peace to the troubled country. 

To assure his support to this people, Pope Francis offered a large donation to support four diocesan projects in South Sudan.

Part of Pope's donation will go to support our college in Yambio, Solidarity Yambio to train future teachers.

We deeply thank Pope Francis for his special support and prayers.

 

#southsudanwecare

 

Photo Credits: Paul Jeffrey

 

 

 

MEETINGS IN JUBA, June - July 2017

 

From June 26th to July 5th, Solidarity members gathered in  the Good Sheperd Peace Centre in Kit, near Juba,  for different meetings. We had Executive council with the presence of the President, Fr Paul Smyth cmf, the vicepresident, Sr Danielle Julien fmic, Br Pierre Ouattara fsc, Br Bill Firman fsc, and Sr Yudith Pereira Rico rjm. The executive council met the directors of the projects, Sr Margaret Scott rndm, Sr Leema Rose Savarimuthu SSpS, Sr Rosa Le Thi Bong rndm, and Fr Manny Ginete cm. It was a great opportunity to exchange informaton and share the life of the projects.

 

During the following two days, Fr Paul conducted a seminar for the Board 

members of the different projects, including some board members of the Loreto School in Rumbek. The seminar was well profited by all the participants who enjoyed the sharing and the formation.

 

A meeting of the Management team to discuss operations within the current situation, followed the seminar.

From June 30th to July 5th, took place the Annual Assembly of Solidarity Communities. Some community members could not come due to the ordinary school or work schedule. New members had the joy of meeting the others for the first time!- Br Pierre and Fr Paul guided several sessions about inculturation, interculturality and diversity. A reflection about Community Life was lead by Fr Many. We enjoyed everything: encounters, quizz time, liturgy, sharings and discussions.

 

In Kit round chapel, a  special mass for  different celebrations closed the meetings with a general blessing. 

We were all enriched by the others, in the beautiful enviroment of the centre and its surrounding nature. Sunrises from the river were incredible....

We were very grateful to the Kit community for the welcome and attentions received, Fr Manny and Sr Annete Solidarity takes part with Comboni, Jesuits, and St Martin of Porres congregation.

 

 

VIA PACIS , FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

 

"Solidarity with South Sudan"  in association with JRS , will take part in the next Half Marathon in Rome for Education in South Sudan. 

 

Peace, Integration, Inclusion, Solidarity: these are the principles inspiring Rome Half Marathon VIA PACIS, an event promoted by Rome Capital and the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Dicastery of the Holy See, in collaboration with FIDAL - Italian Federation of Light Athletics - with the support of CONI and CIP. 

 

The run will be next September 17th and we will sign an important partnership to be present in this event. There will be two chances to participate: a competitive half marathon, and a not-competitive 5 km running. In case of subscriptions to the 5 km not-competitive event, you can contact us to our email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . In case you want to subscribe for the half marathon, you can do personally by http://www.romahalfmarathon.org/ .

 

Stay tuned: new details will be posted as soon as possible on our website, and in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, too.

 

 

 

Advert for Executive Director Position of Solidarity with South Sudan

 

We are looking to appoint an Executive Director to head the organization.

 

Solidarity with South Sudan aims to create self-sustainable educational, health and pastoral institutions and programs that will help to empower South Sudanese people to build a just and peaceful society. Solidarity is a collaborative commitment of religious working in partnership with the Catholic Church in South Sudan.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation, performance and success of Solidarity with South Sudan and for its transition to a sustainable future.

This role is based in Juba, South Sudan.

 

Click to download the following supporting documents: 

 

To apply for this role please complete the job application form and return it along with your curriculum vitae, on or before September 15h 2017 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (late applications will not be considered).

 

 

Our projects in South Sudan:

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