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Sister Barbara helping South Sudanese overcome trauma

Sister Barbara helping South Sudanese overcome trauma

Sister Barbara Paleczny, a Canadian School Sister of Notre Dame, has lived in South Sudan for nine years, after earlier ministries in Canada, Great Britain, Bolivia and the United States. Her work has focused on spirituality and social justice concerns ...
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Getting creative at STTC

Getting creative at STTC

Students at Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio, South Sudan, recently completed a project to beautify their campus. "After one week of planning and painting, the compound is rejuvenated," writes volunteer tutor Allan Drummond, who took photos and posted them ...
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Q & A with Sister Joan Mumaw

Q & A with Sister Joan Mumaw

Chris Herlinger, international correspondent for Global Sisters Report, recently interviewed Sister Joan Mumaw, IHM, about her trip to South Sudan in November 2019.  As the president and chief administrative officer for the Maryland-based Friends in Solidarity, the U.S. partner to ...
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Midwifery student Achol Andrew

Midwifery student Achol Andrew

Achol Andrew, 23, is a third year midwifery student at the Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI) in Wau, South Sudan. Sister Joan visited with her last week and took this video: Achol has has two brothers and five sisters. “Life ...
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Nursing student Margaret Namoyo

Nursing student Margaret Namoyo

Margaret Namoyo, 24 years old, is a nursing student at Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI) in Wau, South Sudan. Sister Joan visited with her last week and took this video: Margaret is from Juba. She has three brothers and two ...
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Sister Joan in South Sudan

Sister Joan in South Sudan

Very special greetings to all of the supporters of Solidarity with South Sudan and Friends in Solidarity. I am in South Sudan visiting the projects that you support. Gratitude for your support of the work of Solidarity abounds. My first ...
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Teaching a dream come true for Innocent

Teaching a dream come true for Innocent

Innocent Abdalla is a 2016 graduate of Solidarity Teacher Training College (STTC). After graduation, Innocent taught at St. Mary’s School in Yambio for six months and then at a school in Tambura town, where he was the only qualified teacher ...
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Prayer Riimenze

Statement from Catholic bishops of South Sudan

LET THE CRY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN BE LISTENED TO AND RESPECTED We, the Catholic Bishops and Ordinaries of South Sudan, meeting in Juba on 17th and 18th October 2019, in the presence of ...
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A boy holds a sign at a church-sponsored women's peace rally in Juba, South Sudan. Photo by Paul Jeffrey www.kairosphotos.com

Message from Sister Joan

I am sending you a special message with an urgent request for prayers for the people of South Sudan. The government and opposition, who have been fighting since the end of 2013, have been engaged in implementing a peace agreement ...
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