Letters From South Sudan

Beginning in 2005, after decades of civil war in South Sudan, bishops of that country invited international religious communities to consider serving in South Sudan. Since that point, members of men’s and women’s congregations have been committed to a presence to support the church through the collaborative project, Solidarity with South Sudan, which prepares and supports people to respond to the immense needs there in health care, agriculture, education and parish ministry. Other religious congregations are also serving Sudanese people by sponsoring independent projects. As long as access to email continues to be viable, these religious will share letters with us, giving a fuller picture of the complexities of the political violence and hopes for peace.

Letters from South Sudan

A message of solidarity, peace and hope to the people of South Sudan, from the Religious Superiors Association of South Sudan - The 75 representatives of 29 Catholic Religious Congregations belonging to the RSASS issue a statement against violence in the country and call for a new solidarity of peace, in the wake of thousands dead and a million people displaced.

Letters from South Sudan

This week’s letter comes from Immaculate Heart of Mary Sr. Joan Mumaw, Solidarity with South Sudan’s development director, who offers a reflection on the recent peace agreement between the rebel forces and the government and the present situation team members are facing as they work to teach and offer healthcare.

Letters from South Sudan

Aljazeera published a story this week, “Frontline Nuns,” profiling religious aid workers from Solidarity with South Sudan who are serving in areas of war while facing realities of their own safety. Br. Bill Firman, Solidarity’s executive director, also wrote to NCR this week with a letter titled, “Troubled Times.”