Torit, 08 November, 2023 / 5:18 pm (ACI Africa).
In a press release announcing the three recipients of this year’s award, Opus Prize officials acknowledged the efforts of the Bishop who died on the Solemnity of All Saints in establishing the Holy Trinity Peace Village Kuron which they have described as “an intentional community for people of diverse ethnic backgrounds who have experienced conflict.”
“South Sudan gained independence in June 2011 after more than 50 years of armed struggle and conflict in the North. As a result, South Sudan has more than 3.25 million people living in United Nations camps for internally displaced or refugee camps in neighboring countries. In response, Bishop Taban established Holy Trinity Peace Village Kuron as a peaceful destination where human dignity can flourish,” the officials say.
They add, “The Village’s operations focus on agriculture training, education, health services, and food security, as well as conflict resolution and peacebuilding, forever changing the lives of thousands of Sudanese.”
The Bishop Emeritus of Torit Diocese has been nominated alongside Dr. Kristin Schroeder, co-founder of the International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation (iCCARE), and Jameka Walker, Executive Director of Catholic Partnership Schools (CPS).