Juba, 24 May, 2020 / 2:06 am (ACI Africa).
As Muslims celebrate Eid, marking the end of their holy month of Ramadan, the Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has called on Christians and Muslims in the country to reach out to each other, breaking down barriers erected out of “fear and ignorance.”
“We as Christians and Muslims are called to open ourselves to others, knowing and recognizing them as brothers and sisters,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu said Friday, May 22.
“We can tear down walls raised out of fear and ignorance and seek together to build bridges of friendship that are fundamental for the good of all humanity,” Archbishop Ameyu added.
The South Sudanese Prelate was addressing journalists in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a press conference convened to convey his best wishes for Muslims in the country as they celebrate Eid.
In building bridges of friendship, he said, Christians and Muslims “can cultivate in their families and in political, civil and religious institutions, a new way of life where violence is rejected, and the human person respected.”