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Solidatity with S.Sudan

Solidarity with South Sudan

UISG - USG

Solidarity with South Sudan is a UISG/USG sponsored collaborative venture of more than 170 religious congregations who have united their charisms, finances and personnel in response to the invitation of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference to rebuild the Church and society in South Sudan following more than five decades of civil war.

 

Why now?
This is a KAIROS moment for South Sudan.  Decades of civil war have seriously hampered the country’s development.  It is an opportunity to help build a new nation in collaboration with the local church and the people of South Sudan.

 


Southern Sudan 2010 - Images by Paul Jeffrey


Current initiatives:

  • over 1,000 teachers are in training
  • nurse training has commenced
  • full-time pre-service teacher training will begin in October
  • commercial and community farming
  • working with the local church to train parish personnel and youth leaders
  • women are being formed to serve as peace builders and healers

 

What is needed?
South Sudan’s greatest need is the building of human capacity. To assist with this task, Solidarity welcomes sisters, brothers, priests and lay personnel to help train teachers, health care workers, pastoral agents and community developers.

 

Website: www.solidarityssudan.org


Further information:

Contact us!
Tel: +39 06.6840.0223
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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A violent cancer

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south sS. SUDAN - When violence erupted in Juba in December 2013, it spread quickly to only three of the ten states that then existed in South Sudan: Upper Nile, Unity State and Jonglei State. The fighting was intense and a town such as Malakal, in Upper Nile State, was successively under opposition and government troops at least a dozen times. It very quickly became a very ‘dirty’ war...

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Solidarity with S. Sudan - The Long View

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AgricultureS. SUDAN - I returned from home leave a little over a month ago and have just completed trips within South Sudan from Juba to Rumbek, Wau, Yambio and Riimenze, for various meetings. This country is truly in a horrible mess and many people are suffering. As I ponder the situation, however, words from Bishop Kenneth Untener...

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Active nonviolence: a way to build lasting peace in South Sudan

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active nonviolenceSOUTH SUDAN - A group of 46 brothers, sisters and priests, belonging to 25 Religious Congregations, all members of the Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan (RSASS), has attended a five-day workshop on Consecrated Life and held the RSASS Annual General Assembly 2017 at the Good Shepherd Peace Centre, in Kit (Juba), from 24th – 29th April 2017...

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Prayer for South Sudan

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LOGO JPICSOUTH SUDAN - Rome, April 28: Dear Friends, You know the difficult situation of the people in South Sudan, every day we get terrible news of the famine, the killings and massacres, many of which are not echoed by the international mass media. We invite you to join us in solidarity and prayer , attending the monthly JPIC...

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Job Vacancy – Finance Officer Rome.

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logo ssudanSOLIDARITY WITH S. SUDAN - More than just a job, a calling to do well.  Employment conditions - a relatively quiet office located in Rome, conveniently situated, where the ideal candidate would essentially become part of a dedicated team trying to assist one of the most impoverished nations on earth – South Sudan...

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Advert for Executive Director Position of Solidarity with South Sudan

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lgss 1SOUTH SUDAN - Solidarity with South Sudan is 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...

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Another world

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still having funSOUTH SUDAN - Currently, I am on home leave in Melbourne. I shall be back in South Sudan on Easter Sunday. One evening last week, I attended a function, organized by the Lasallian Foundation, on the 89 th floor of the Eureka Tower from where one can look out with a panoramic view of the city. ‘There are more lights here than in the whole of South Sudan’...

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#southsudanYOUcare

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ssudan donationSOUTH SUDAN - 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 institutes of men and women, members of the Unions of Superiors General...

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A new beginning at Old Fangak in South Sudan

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comboni missionSOUTH SUDAN - In our missionary life – writes Fr. Krzysztof Zebik, mccj – we have always to be ready for changes of place. I feel sometimes like Jesus who says in the Gospel, “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Mt 8:20). As missionaries, we are in one place today...

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Not So Happy Christmas in South Sudan

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PoC camps sheltersSOUTH SUDAN - Christmas is coming and we all have various expectations for a ‘happy time’. The world over, including in South Sudan, atheists, agnostics and many adherents to other non-Christian faiths, as well as Christians, celebrate Christmas holidays, just as here we also celebrate all the Muslim feasts. One item of which we do have an oversupply...

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Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan - Kit Center News n.8

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sud sudanSOUTH SUDAN - Dear friends, donors, sponsors and benefactors. Peace be with you! How are you? We have come to the last issue of KIT NEWS No. 8 . On 15 th October 2016 we have finally inaugurated officially the GOOD SHEPHERD PEACE CENTER of Kit. There were almost one thousand people and a very good atmosphere...

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South Sudan: Peace Centre Inauguration

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sud sudanSOUTH SUDAN - The Good Shepherd Peace Centre was recently inaugurated in the town of Kit, not far from South Sudanese capital of Juba. The purpose of the new Centre is to provide Christians with human, spiritual and pastoral formation, focusing in a special way on the care of persons traumatized by the country’s ongoing war.

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Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan - Kit Center News n.7

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kit centerSOUTH SUDAN - We are here again to give you further news on the development of the Peace, Justice and Reconciliation Center and to keep you informed of our plans to assist the mission of the Church in this new nation of South Sudan. I believe that each one of you has heard about what happened at the beginning of July 2016 in Juba and the heavy...

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Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan - Kit Center News

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kit centerSOUTH SUDAN - Report on funding and development Center for Human, Pastoral and Spiritual Formation, Peace Building and Trauma Healing for South Sudanese and Church Personnel - lay, clergy and religious in Kit near Juba, SOUTH SUDAN. Dear Friends, Donors, Sponsors and Benefactors. Peace be with you! We are here again to give you further news...

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Almost a Miracle in South Sudan

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Sr Orla  girlsSOUTH SUDAN - The immediate outlook in South Sudan remains uncertain but many NGO personnel are now returning. A delegation from the UN Security Council is here. The clear message is that the world Is not abandoning the people of this strife-torn nation. I am not too old to notice that many of the returning foreign workers are young women!

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Not too late to love, forgive and rebuild whole, our South Sudan

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newbornSOUTH SUDAN - From Bishop Eduardo Hildeboro. Dear my beloved Sisters and Brothers, “Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15). As Christians we must remain steadfast in this time of trial, just as we have throughout the centuries before and now in South Sudan, through the long turns of struggles for survival...

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Uneasy peace takes hold after violence marks South Sudan's fifth anniversary

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anne kiraguSOUTH SUDAN - A ceasefire called Monday in South Sudan, the site of bloody clashes this past week between troops of opposing political factions, appeared to be holding as of Friday, July 15, but the peace is uneasy at best. The latest crisis for the world's newest country has left hundreds dead and tens of thousands displaced.

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#PRAYFORSOUTHSUDAN

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yudithSOUTH SUDAN - Interview with Sr. Yudith Pereira Rico – Solidarity South Sudan Coordinator. What were their impressions of the situation, and why did the leave? Impressions: The conflict in Juba seems to be well planned, and the leaders of both parts where calling to their own military followers. Army members, and state workers, have not received their salaries...

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South Sudan: “Our hearts have gone dark”

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sud sudanSOLIDARITY WITH S. SUDAN - As the South Sudan marks its fifth anniversary, the Amnesty International in a new report, entitled “Our Hearts Have Gone Dark”: The Mental Health Impact of South Sudan’s Conflict, documents the psychological impact of mass killings, rape, torture, abductions and even a case of forced cannibalism...

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Prayers for South Sudan

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sud sudanSOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is at civil war since the end of 2013. Serious hostilities among the different ethnic groups did not end with any of the many ceasefires signed since January 2014, nor with the formation of a unity government. While some areas of the country are more affected by violence than others, war and its consequences are very much...

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The Hidden Poor

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at least we have foodSOUTH SUDAN - Last week, Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, in a televised statement on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation publicly admitted that the government is broke and has no money to pay for both public and civil servants. He called on the civil servants, who have not been paid for three months...

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