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New book on Solidarity with South Sudan examines a 'communal journey' of religious

New book on Solidarity with South Sudan examines a ‘communal journey’ of religious

NEW YORK — On the eve of the 11th anniversary of South Sudan's independence, a new book traces the history of Solidarity with South Sudan, noting that the collaborative 14-year-old ministry formed and run by female and male religious has ...
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Dancing for peace in Malakal

Peacemaking has a distinctly African rhythm in the camp for displaced persons in the United Nations base in Malakal, South Sudan. Inside the camp’s crowded Catholic Church, young people are dancing. In a country at war, they say they’re dancing ...
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Resilient South Sudanese women deserve peace, respect, dignity

Resilient South Sudanese women deserve peace, respect, dignity

There was a growing sense of anticipation in South Sudan about the visit of Pope Francis to this country, originally scheduled for July, but now postponed. We are all so disappointed and are praying for the pope to be on ...
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Solidarity expands trauma healing workshops

Solidarity expands trauma healing workshops

Joyce Charles is blind because of war. She was a young girl in 1992, when Sudan’s civil war swept through her home town of Juba. Her mother, fearing for the family’s safety, fled with Joyce to the sparsely-populated countryside. That ...
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Midwife helps make peace in South Sudan

Midwife helps make peace in South Sudan

Although Alia Beatrice Peter lives in a country at war, she works in an oasis of peace. As a midwife, she struggles every day to make that peace a lasting reality. Peter lives and works in the Holy Trinity Peace ...
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A new model for Catholic mission

A new model for Catholic mission

Solidarity with South Sudan is an international network of Catholic groups that trains teachers, health workers and pastoral agents in Africa’s newest country. In the process, its members seek to model collaboration that brings together people from disparate backgrounds in ...
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‘Being with the people’ at center of mission in South Sudan

‘Being with the people’ at center of mission in South Sudan

When Sister Rosa Le Thi Bong came to Riimenze in 2008, there wasn’t much there. “There was a house that had been built by the Comboni Sisters, but it had been abandoned for 50 years. There was nothing inside. There ...
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STTC welcomes visiting professor from Ireland

STTC welcomes visiting professor from Ireland

From the Solidarity Teacher Training College newsletter English is the vehicle for learning across all subjects in South Sudan after P3. And for almost all students at STTC, as in schools across the country, English is their second, third or ...
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‘Now things are better’ for women in South Sudan village

‘Now things are better’ for women in South Sudan village

When Juliana John sees the newborn piglets in her garden, she thinks about how they’ll help her children continue in school. Like all the families in Riimenze, in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State, John has struggled with keeping her family ...
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