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'Losing my heart' in South Sudan

‘Losing my heart’ in South Sudan

Sister Jacinta Prunty, a Holy Faith Sister of Ireland, recently made a three-year commitment as a volunteer tutor with Solidarity Teacher Training College, resigning from her job as a senior lecturer/associate professor in the Department of History at Maynooth University ...
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Good Friday: Reflections on South Sudan

Good Friday: Reflections on South Sudan

Text: Sister Barbara Buckley, RSM | Photos: Paul Jeffrey In Matthew’s Gospel, the Judgment of the Nations appears just before the passion narrative. Jesus speaks quite clearly about the actions necessary to enter the Kingdom: compassion for all humanity. “The ...
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Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Poem

Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Poem

Gratitude for breathing Your Spirit in us for glorious dawning of each precious day Gratitude for where divine wisdom leads at every moment of life's journey Gratitude for holding our humanity in Your gentle hands of healing compassion Gratitude for ...
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Good news from Good Shepherd Peace Center

Good news from Good Shepherd Peace Center

First, I hope that all our friends, donors, and supporters reading this newsletter are OK and keeping safe. Never have we known a year like this! I suspect we are only just beginning to appreciate the effects of this "new ...
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Friends in Solidarity welcomes Sister Barbara

Friends in Solidarity welcomes Sister Barbara

Friends in Solidarity, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Sister Barbara Buckley, RSM to the staff as associate administrative officer. "Barbara sees her work with Friends in Solidarity as an opportunity to use her fundraising, writing, and administrative ...
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Update on STTC remote learning

Update on STTC remote learning

The students of Solidarity Teacher Training College are unable to attend classes in person, but that has not stopped them from learning. The school's remote learning program using smart phones continues, with staff members providing virtual instruction from Italy, Ireland ...
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Photo by Paul Jeffrey

Independence Day in South Sudan

South Sudan enters its 10th year of independence on July 9. On this date in 2011, hope in the promise of this new nation was bright as the people emerged from decades of civil war. Ethnic discord, however, is not ...
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Leap of faith: Remote learning for STTC

Leap of faith: Remote learning for STTC

Distance learning in South Sudan is a new experience for everyone, and a challenge for most of those involved. It is one thing to quickly check your Facebook page, but quite another to download two or three pages of material ...
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Letter from Fr. Jim Greene, Executive Director, Solidarity with South Sudan

Letter from Fr. Jim Greene, Executive Director, Solidarity with South Sudan

May 30, 2020 Greetings! We hope that this letter finds you and your congregation/family healthy and recovering from any cases of COVID-19. You all have been in our prayers during this global pandemic that has brought sadness and grief to ...
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