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Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for South Sudan and Sudan

Bulletin Insert for use on Sunday May 18

 

PRAY:

God, help all of us love peace. Use your wisdom to guide the leaders of all countries, so that your peace may grow until the world is filled with the knowledge of your love, now and forever. Amen.

Almighty God, the Father of all humanity, we offer up the crisis in South Sudan; turn, we pray, the hearts of all peoples and their rulers, that by the power of your Holy Spirit, peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of your justice, righteousness and truth.

God of love, whose compassion never fails, we bring before you the grief and perils of the peoples of South Sudan; the necessities of the homeless; the helplessness of the aged and weak; the sighing of prisoners; the pains of the sick and injured; the sorrow of the bereaved. Comfort and relieve them, O merciful Father, according to their needs. Prayers of the people for South Sudan.

 

STUDY:

South Sudan Fact Sheet and Conflict Narrative

Episcopal Relief and Development Portal for South Sudan Crisis
 

As South Sudan rivals agree truce church plays pivitol role
http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2014/05/12/as-south-sudan-rivals-agree-truce-church-plays-pivotal-role/

Is the Church Helping? Christians and the conflict in South Sudan
http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-04/church-helping

WCC general secretary: War in South Sudan must end now
BBC analysis: Can South Sudan be saved from self destruction
Global Network seeks to raise awareness, stop genocide in South Sudan
Analysis: 5 reasons fighting continues in South Sudan
Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of Sudan pray at site of murdered church workers
Archbishop of Canterbury visits South Sudan amid continuing crisis
Church sends memo to US President and Congress on South Sudan
Archbishop of Canterbury joins plea to South Sudan Leaders
 
Return to War in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains: by Julie Flint (United States Institute of Peace), November 2011
Northern Sudan Christians Face Challenges After South's Secession: by Fredrick Nzwili (Episcopal News Service), August 11, 2011
Sudan Episcopal Church Offers Shelter, Advocacy for People of Disputed Region of Abyei: by Jesse Zink (Episcopal News Service), July 22, 2011
Evidence of Mass Graves in South Kordofan 'Devastating,' Kadugli Bishop Says: by Matthew Davies (Episcopal News Service) July 14, 2011
'Sudan Ablaze,' Diocese of Aweil Reports: (The Church of England Newspaper), June 24, 2011
Statement from Archbishop Daniel on Southern Kordofan Conflict, June 14, 2011
 
ACT:
It is vital to tell your elected officials to stand for peace in Sudan. If you live in the United States, this includes urging President Obama and the U.S. Congress to make peace in the Sudan. If you do not live in the United States, your voice is just as important: all world governments must stand with peacemakers in Sudan.
 
To join other Episcopalians in advocacy for peace in the Sudan, you can join the Episcopal Public Policy Network.
There are many other ways to stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan:
  • You can join AFRECS.
  • You can learn about how to support the Sudanese Diaspora in your community.
  • Your parish or diocese can become a companion to a parish or diocese in Sudan.
  • You can share the story of what you're doing with your neighbors, fellow parishioners, and others in your community.
All voices are needed.