He recognized the centrality of “peace” and mutual “understanding” in Christianity and Islam saying, “Our religions invite us to remain rooted in the values of peace; to defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity and harmonious co-existence; to reestablish wisdom, love, justice and peace.”
Muslims across East and West Africa celebrated the post-Ramadan fete of Eid-ul-Fitr Saturday, May 23 amid COVID-19 restrictions, which suspended public gatherings including accessing places of worship.
563 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in South Sudan with 6 recoveries and 6 deaths according to statistics from Worldometers.
During the May 22 press conference, Archbishop Ameyu went on to encourage Muslims in his country to “continue advancing the culture of inter-religious dialogue as a means of cooperation as a method of growing in the knowledge of one another.”
“Dialogue must seek to promote every person’s right to life, to physical integrity, and to fundamental freedoms,” the 56-year-old Prelate said and added in reference to fundamental freedoms, “This includes the freedom to live according to one’s beliefs in both the private and public spheres.”
“It is my wish that this message of human fraternity will find an echo in the hearts of all those holding positions of authority in the areas of social and civil life of the whole human family,” the Archbishop said, calling for an attitude of tolerance and peaceful living in the country is gradually emerging from a protracted civil conflict.
“Christians and Muslims as brothers and sisters in South Sudan can work together for the common good,” Archbishop Ameyu concluded.
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