American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS)

American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS)

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January 31, 2012

The following post is the latest weekly release from the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan offering an update on the continuing unrest in Sudan and South Sudan.

In the church:

A Message from AFRECS Executive Director Richard Parkins

If there were any doubt...

October 4, 2010

When you visit Sudan, people say that if you drink from the Nile River, you are destined to return. So while in Khartoum the summer of 2008, I concentrated on never drinking from the Nile. As fate would have it, I slipped up -- once. The result? An undeniable, intense yearning to return.

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June 7, 2010

In January 2011 the people of South Sudan are expected to vote in a referendum that will determine the future of Africa's largest country, a country with a long history of civil war, and rich in oil and other natural resources.

Most experts believe the south will vote for independence....

May 13, 2010

The next six months could be the most critical for Sudan as those in the south move toward January 2011 when they will be asked to determine their future, whether it be a separate state or a part of a unified country. The seriously flawed national elections of this past April serve as a preface...

May 12, 2010

Promoting peace and stability in Sudan's dramatically changing political landscape and making that country's peace an American foreign policy priority will top the agenda for the fifth annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

"We really feel that Sudan...

August 13, 2008

When the Most Rev. Daniel Deng Bul spoke to the annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS) in May 2008, he described the immediate challenges he was facing as the new archbishop of a church with 24 dioceses spread throughout Africa's largest geographical...

June 3, 2008

"We need you now more than ever," was the message of Sudan's recently enthroned Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul to the fourth annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS), meeting in Chicago May 30 to June 1.

The conference participants came from around...

April 15, 2007

Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), ending the atrocities in Darfur, and building infrastructure in the war-torn country were priorities emphasized at the third annual gathering of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS).

 

Meeting at Christ Church...

March 31, 2006

Bruce and Carol Rinehart raised several thousand dollars recently to help build schools in southern Sudan, deepening an involvement that began when they agreed five years ago to mentor Sudanese refugees they met at their parish in Denver.

Yet the couple soon discovered that sending...