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Pray/Study/Act for Sudan

 

 

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.

O God, you made all of us for your glory. You want us to serve you in freedom and in peace. We ask you to give all the people of Sudan lots of energy to work for justice. We also ask you to give them patience and understanding. We pray that they use their freedom to follow your will always. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.

God, all of us must be able to explain all to you of our actions. We ask you to guide the people South Sudan as they begin as a new nation. We pray that all Sudanese will be safe in their homes. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.

 

STUDY:

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
 
VIDEO "Republic of South Sudan: A New Nation Is Born" by Matt Davies (Episcopal News Service), July 8, 2011
 
'Sudan Ablaze,' Diocese of Aweil Reports: (The Church of England Newspaper), June 24, 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: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/companion-relationships.
You can share the story of what you're doing with your neighbors, fellow parishioners, and others in your community.
All voices are needed.