"reformed." reports on churches as peacemakers in South Sudan

Pope Francis warmly greets Peter Gai, president of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, shaking hands.

A meeting of leaders from South Sudan with Pope Francis raised hopes for peace. Pictured: Pope Francis and Peter Gai. Photo F. von Habsburg

Peter Gai is optimistic that the chance for peace has finally arrived, even though nine treaties have already failed. This time, the ceasefire between the main parties to the conflict has already lasted longer than before, Peter Gai says, explaining his hope. In addition, the joint meeting of the two hostile leaders of South Sudan with Pope Francis in Rome had a conciliatory effect, he said.

In order to make peace a reality, however, a great deal of work is still needed, both in politics and in civil society, emphasizes Gai. This makes it all the more important to support the action plan for peace, which is jointly supported by all the country's churches. The action plan is also supported from Switzerland: by Mission 21 and also by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC).

The article by editor Delf Bucher in the reformed. further shows that reconciliation and peace work still needs to be done within the South Sudanese churches as well. And he brings examples of what concrete measures are part of the action plan for peace.

► Read entire article, from the publication reformiert. (ZH) No. 14/July 2019 (PDF)

► Mission 21 peace program in South Sudan

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