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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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Friends in Solidarity Statement on Racism

Friends in Solidarity Statement on Racism

Friends in Solidarity, the U.S. partner to Solidarity with South Sudan, acknowledges the pain of our African-American brothers and sisters and deplores the senseless murder of Mr. George Floyd and the other victims of police brutality. We join our voice ...
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Letter from Fr. Mike in Malakal

Letter from Fr. Mike in Malakal

Greetings from South Sudan, where we, like much of the world, are under lockdown, and domestic and international airline flights are canceled. To date, there are still only five confirmed cases of the coronavirus nationwide, but without any testing on ...
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Midwife grateful for 'strong foundation' from CHTI

Midwife grateful for ‘strong foundation’ from CHTI

Alia Beatrice Peter is a 2017 graduate of Solidarity with South Sudan's Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI) in Wau. Previously, she had been a nursery school teacher in Kuron. Now a trained midwife, she has returned to work in the ...
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Pope Francis AP photo by Alessandra Tarantino

A reflection for Good Friday 2020

In these days, attentive reflection moves all of us, in the world, in a similar direction. We find ourselves sharing in and being made participants, as never before, in the Passion of the Christ. We have seen it in the ...
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COVID-19 brings new challenges for Solidarity

COVID-19 brings new challenges for Solidarity

South Sudan is working hard to prevent the onslaught of COVID-19. So far, the country has reported only two incidences of this deadly virus. Given that the health care system is very weak and unequipped to deal with this deadly ...
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Update from Solidarity Teacher Training College

Update from Solidarity Teacher Training College

From the staff at Solidarity Teacher Training College, March 23, 2020 Just three weeks ago, we were visited by representatives of Caritas Austria. It was a joyful visit. Our students welcomed them, sang a song that they had written especially ...
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