Rumbek, 11 February, 2021 / 2:10 pm (ACI Africa).
South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in collaboration with peace organizations in the country is realizing a training aimed to equip women in the East-Central African country with reconciliation and mediation skills to enable them prevent conflicts and promote peace in their respective communities.
The training, organizers have said, is in line with the mission of the Church in relation to building peace and reconciliation in the country.
Organized by Rumbek’s Justice and Peace Commission, the training that started Wednesday, February 10, has brought together some 48 women who are expected to share knowledge on the significance of peace and reconciliation in the East-Central African country.
In his opening address at the training scheduled to end on Sunday, February 14, the Coordinator of Rumbek Diocese, Fr. John Mathiang expressed his appreciation for the women’s participation, underscoring their significant role in reconciling community members in conflict.
He called upon the attendees to go back to their communities “full of the spirit of reconciliation to share” at the end of the training.