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South Sudan’s Christian Leaders Support Prosecution of Oil Tycoons Mentioned in War Crimes

Nov 19, 2021

The leadership of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) has expressed support for the Swedish government’s decision to prosecute Lundin Energy Oil Company for aiding and abetting war crimes in the country two decades ago. 

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019./ Vatican Media.

Murder of Catholic Nuns, Others “lies squarely on Holdout Groups”: South Sudan's President

Aug 17, 2021

The killing of two Catholic Nuns alongside three other civilians following the Monday, August 16 bus ambush along Juba-Nimule Road is the responsibility of “the Holdout Groups”, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has said, making reference to the non-signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) during a press conference on 15 February 2021 / ACI Africa

Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Restored Ahead of Unity Government Anniversary

Feb 21, 2021

Church leaders and representatives of various civil groups in South Sudan are appealing to the government to restore peace, security and stability in the East-Central African country ahead of the first anniversary of the formation of the transitional government of national unity aimed at bringing peace.

Heavy rain and severe flooding in South Sudan, last week have caused severe damage to camps for refugees and internally displaced persons. Thousands of people, such as this mother and her children, have been forced to seek higher ground. / Jesuit Refugee Service.

Church Leaders in South Sudan Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance in Flood-affected Areas

Nov 2, 2020

Officials of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) are, on behalf of Church leaders in the East-Central African nation, appealing for support to rescue the people affected by floods that continue to wreak havoc in the five states of the country.

On International Peace Day, Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Agreement Implemented

Sep 21, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Monday, September 21, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, noted “with great concern” the slow implementation of the R-ARCSS and expressed the need to “speed up the implementations of the provisions in the agreement.”

Young people in South Sudan during celebrations marking International Youth Day organized by the leadership of the seven-member South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). / South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)

Youth in South Sudan Encouraged to Embrace Intermarriages for Peacebuilding

Aug 14, 2020

The Catholic Youth Coordinator in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has urged young people belonging to different tribes in the country that have experienced protracted tribal conflicts to embrace intermarriages as a way to foster long-lasting peace in the East-Central African nation.

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South Sudan Churches Condemn Killing of Nine Children, Women in Two Attacks

Aug 10, 2020

Two separate attacks in South Sudan have left nine children dead in less than a month, a situation that has drawn the attention of religious leaders in the East-Central African country who have condemned the killings and called for external intervention to tame violence in the nine-year-old country.

Sign Post of the Juba-based South Sudan Council of Churches, seven-member ecumenical body with a strong legacy of peacebuilding, reconciliation and advocacy. / ACI Africa

“We strongly denounce the recent and on-going violence”: Church Leaders in South Sudan

Jun 20, 2020

The representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, denounced the violence in the Eastern Africa country following recent incidents in which several armed confrontations in some six States ended with hundreds of deaths and numerous injuries.

A poster for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Church Leaders in South Sudan Appeal for Release of Abducted Women and Children

Jun 19, 2020

On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, church leaders in South Sudan have denounced conflict-related violence in the Eastern Africa country and appealed to those responsible for such violence to return abducted women and children used as sex slaves “to their respective communities.”

Fr. James Oyet Latansio (Center), UK ambassador Christopher Trott (left) and Christian Aid Country Director (right) after the launch  a helpline center for psychosocial and trauma healing of the people affected by COVID-19 in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Church Leaders in South Sudan Launch COVID-19 Trauma Healing Helpline Center

Jun 16, 2020

Representatives of churches in South Sudan have partnered with Christian Aid of the Government of UK to establish a helpline center for psychosocial and trauma healing of the people affected by COVID-19, an official of their collective forum, the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) has told ACI Africa.

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Church Leaders in South Sudan Call for “personal commitment” to Fight COVID 19

May 15, 2020

Leaders of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) comprising seven member Churches have appealed to the citizens to have a “personal commitment” to fight COVID-19 amid the lifting of the earlier passed restrictions to contain the spread of the disease in the Eastern Africa country.

Sign Post of the Juba-based South Sudan Council of Churches, seven-member ecumenical body with a strong legacy of peacebuilding, reconciliation and advocacy / ACI Africa

Advocacy, Dialogue, Reconciliation Guide South Sudan Church-led Peace Process, Priest Says

Nov 19, 2019

Days after leaders of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) welcomed the second postponement of the formation of a unity government contemplated in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), a Catholic official of the seven-member ecumenical body used the occasion of the General Assembly of Pentecostal Overseers to outline and explain three pillars guiding the efforts by the Christian churches toward peace in the East African nation.