Torit, 19 December, 2020 / 1:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The quest for peace in South Sudan can be achieved when the people of God raise their voices in favor of the “voiceless” in society, the leadership of the Inter-Churches Council (ICC) has said.
Addressing participants at a meeting in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Torit earlier this week, the leadership of South Sudan’s ICC that includes the Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) among its members said evangelization entailed fostering peace at the grassroots, especially conflict-stricken areas.
“Churches should act as the voice of the voiceless in the quest for peace,” ICC Chairperson, Rev. Oryem Solomon Abalang of ECSS told the participants at the December 14 meeting.
Rev. Oryem appealed to “churches to continue their call for peace” by extending their evangelical programs "beyond areas free from political and intercommunal conflicts to war-affected neighborhoods.”
“We will evangelize; we all need to evangelize these areas where there are crises especially the area of Hiyala and all those areas in crisis around Eastern Equatoria State,” Rev. Oryem said at the conclusion of the meeting attended by the Coordinator for Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Torit.