Relationship: Diocese of Lui, South Sudan

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Trip to Lui

Joe Chambers, Emily Bloemker, Dan Handschy, Debbie Smith, Robert Franken, Nancy Kinney, Tammy King, Deborah Goldfeder

Learning about Sudanese Christians

Episcopal School for Ministry-class becomes aware of the persecution of Sudanese Christians

Rob Price meets Bishop Bullen Dolli

In Seminary at Yale Divinity School

Danforth appointed US special envoy

On September 6, 2001, President Bush appointed the Honorable and Reverend John Danforth as Special Envoy for Peace to Sudan in northern Africa, representing the U.S. government in ongoing peace talks to help settle the 17 year old civil war between the northern and southern Sudanese.

ECS Archbishop Marona crosses Nuba mountains to frontline

Archbishop Joseph Marona has just returned from a demanding two-week pastoral visit up in the Nuba Mountains. The Archbishop’s visit crossed the military front-line under the terms of the local cease-fire agreed earlier in the year and involved strenuous climbs to remote church centres.

Sudan's Supreme Court blocks execution of Christian woman

Under intense pressure from the international community, Sudan's Supreme Court has overturned a sentence imposed under Islamic law on a Christian woman calling for her to be stoned to death for adultery. Non-governmental agencies, including Human Rights Watch, called on Sudan's president and members of the government to save the life of Abok Alfa Akok. She is a Christian who is a member of the Dinka tribe and was sentenced by a court under Shari'ah law imposed by Islamic authorities in Sudan's South Darfur province. The law is being applied to all residents in the northern states, regardless of their religion. Sudan has been enduring civil war between the northern Muslim government in Khartoum and rebels in the mainly Christian and animist south since independence in 1956.

Sudan's New Primate, Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul enthroned in Juba Cathedral

Amid joyful celebration and colourful ceremony, the Most Revd Daniel Deng Bul was enthroned April 20 as the fourth primate of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan (ECS) at All Saints Cathedral in Juba.

Danforth's report to President Bush urges international efforts for compromise in Sudan

Former Missouri senator John Danforth has concluded, after two difficult trips to the Sudan as President George W Bush's special envoy, that the United States should support international efforts to push both sides in the civil war towards a compromise. The war between the mostly Christian and animist rebels in the south against the Islamic government centred at Khartoum in the north has claimed 2 million lives. Danforth said that the United States could not serve as an effective broker in ending the 18-year war but should lend support to countries that have been working for some kind of resolution.

Episcopal Church of Sudan elects Archbishop Marona

The General Synod of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) on February 14, 2000 elected Bishop Joseph Marona as the third Archbishop of the ECS. He succeeds Archbishop Benjamina Wani Yugusuk who retired on February 28, 1998. Archbishop Marona will be enthroned in Juba, the headquarters of ECS, on 30 April 2000. The post had been vacant for two years-largely as a consequence of the devastating civil war, which is estimated to have cost over a million lives and left several million people homeless and destitute.

Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon in Juba, Sudan

I know that for long periods of your recent history, you have felt abandoned, alone, unloved by the rest of the world. I do not think that has ever been the case. But I do understand how, when many have lived your daily lives in fear of violence oppression and arrest, the love and prayers of others can seem a great distance away. "However, there has been a distinct growth of concern in the international community about the persistence of war in Sudan, and the lack of energy amongst those who are fighting, seriously, to search for peace. There are now many around the world who are determined to support the peace process". In a sermon in the southern Sudanese city of Juba on Sunday morning, Dr Carey called for misconceptions and misunderstandings to be put aside in the interests of peace and reconciliation. "Some people in the West paint the conflict in Sudan as one between Christianity and Islam" he said. "Some in this country claim that Islam is the indigenous faith of Sudan and Christianity is a western import. Neither view is true. "I do not believe there is any reason either here in Sudan or anywhere else in the world for Christians and Muslims to commit violence against one another. There is every reason to hold one another's faith in the deepest respect. And even more reason to discover common ground upon which together you can contribute to the peace process here. The suffering, the poverty the effects of war do not differentiate between religions. All the people of this beautiful country are suffering and all deserve peace." Dr Carey, who is President of the world-wide Anglican Communion, was guest of honour at the enthronement in Juba of the new Anglican Archbishop of Sudan, the Most Reverend Joseph Marona. He described it as the opening of a new chapter in the history of the Church in Sudan.

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