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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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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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