Call for peace in South Sudan on International Day of Peace 2021

To coincide with International Day of Peace on 21 September 2021, CAFOD and a wider network of Ecumenical Network partners in Europe and North America have published a statement to draw attention to the urgent need for peace in South Sudan.

Under the motto “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”, we have joined with other faith-based organisations and members of the Ecumenical Network on South Sudan (ENSS) Europe and North America Hub to urgently call for peace and accountability in South Sudan, joining the voice of the South Sudan Council of Churches.

We call upon the leaders of South Sudan, both in government and in opposition, the security forces and citizens, to finally take responsibility and resolve conflicts both national and locally through nonviolent means.

We reiterate our strong solidarity with the women, men, boys and girls in South Sudan who have for too many years borne the burden of conflict. We express our deep solidarity with civil society, the Church and traditional leadership, especially young people and women working for peace and justice, and those denouncing violence on a daily basis.

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