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‘Don’t get tired of talking about South Sudan,’ pleads ecumenical leader

‘Don’t get tired of talking about South Sudan,’ pleads ecumenical leader

The head of South Sudan’s main ecumenical body has appealed to the world not to give up on his country, which during its first decade of independence has repeatedly slid backward into political and ethnic violence. “Sometimes in my work ...
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Friends in Solidarity appoints new president

Friends in Solidarity appoints new president

Friends in Solidarity (FIS), the U.S. partner of Solidarity with South Sudan, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president, Sister Mumbi Kigutha, CPPS. Sister Mumbi, a Sister of the Precious Blood from Dayton, Ohio, will begin her ...
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Midwives bring peace to South Sudan

Midwives bring peace to South Sudan

As a child, Nancy Kamilo wanted to grow up to be a pilot. In her village of Raja, just west of Wau, she dreamed of soaring into the sky, far away from the conflicts tearing apart her homeland. Yet as ...
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FiSolidarity Legacy Fund

FiSolidarity Legacy Fund

Friends in Solidarity is pleased to announce that, with a major gift from Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, we have launched the FiSolidarity Legacy Fund to support our work with Solidarity with South Sudan into the future. The Victory ...
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Farm nourishes students in Wau

Farm nourishes students in Wau

Abraham Makuac grew up in the small town of Aweil, South Sudan, but wanted a better education than what was available there. So his family sent him to live with relatives and enroll in school in Wau, the capital of ...
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A resilient woman

A resilient woman

I've often used the word resilient to describe the people I met in South Sudan. None of them are untouched by hardship in one form or another, but they seem to get up the next day and get on with ...
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A teacher's path in the Nuba Mountains

A teacher’s path in the Nuba Mountains

When Abass Daud was a child, there were no schools. There was only war. The government in Khartoum was waging war on his homeland in the Nuba Mountains, located in Sudan’s South Kordofan region near that country’s border with what ...
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‘You never feel like you’re alone’ – South Sudan woman chooses to be midwife

‘You never feel like you’re alone’ – South Sudan woman chooses to be midwife

Rosaline Edwards Anthony knows what it’s like when the delivery of a child goes poorly. When she went into labor in 2020, a problem developed with her baby’s amniotic fluid. As contractions came and went, the medical staff couldn’t decide ...
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Friends in Solidarity at LCWR Assembly

Friends in Solidarity at LCWR Assembly

Friends in Solidarity was privileged to have an exhibit at the Assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held in St. Louis Aug. 9-12. Fr. David Gentry-Akin, the newly appointed mission promoter for Solidarity with South Sudan, based ...
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