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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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Flooding in Akobo, South Sudan | Photo by Paul Jeffrey

With your help, humanitarian needs met

The Solidarity Agricultural Project in Riimenze experienced armed robbery on Oct. 29, 2021. This has shaken the staff and put the projects on hold for nearly two months. Since 2013, 80 acres have been cleared by hand, in an effort ...
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Join us for an evening with John Grisham

Join us for an evening with John Grisham

World-renowned author John Grisham spoke with Sister Joan Mumaw, IHM, president and CAO of Friends in Solidarity, on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern. John is the author of 37 novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, ...
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Letter from Fr. Mike in Malakal

Letter from Fr. Mike in Malakal

Camp of Malakal, August 12, 2021 I have been in the United Nations camp for Internally Displaced People since November 2014. There are now as of today 33,000 people living in the camp in plastic sheeting tents or in small ...
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10 years of Independence: Rising Again

10 years of Independence: Rising Again

Celebrating 10 years of independence in South Sudan with a poem by Fr. Mike Bassano, MM. "Time is NOW for | Seeking lasting peace | demanding justice | desiring new life | envisioning brighter future | trusting in God's presence ...
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