International Day of Peace with the United South Sudanese Urban Refugees Community (USSURC) in Uganda
The United South Sudanese Urban refugees Community (USSURC) in Uganda, with sponsorship from AACC Ecumenical Accompanier for South Sudan office based in Uganda, organised the celebration of international peace day in their centre in Kampala Uganda. Each year the International Day of Peace known as peace day is observed around the world on 21 September. The peace day was established in 1981 by utmost UN resolution with the goal of providing a globally shared date of humanity to committed peace above all differences and contribute building culture of peace. The UN General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
A very impressive and significant scientific crowd of more than 40 South Sudanese refugees, their host communities around Kampala, the South Sudanese ambassador to Uganda, religious leaders, human rights activists amongst, promoters on interfaith harmony headed by Bishop Mula Finish, elders as well as youth and women from different walks of life, participated in this grand event. All came together under one roof to express their utmost wish to promote peace in Uganda, prayers for total return of peace to South Sudan as well peace around the globe.
The celebration was under the announced by the UN, the 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace “Shaping Peace Together” to celebrates the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hopes in the face of the COVID -19 pandemic.Read more
''For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29: 11)
We the Church in South Sudan are deeply saddened by the escalation of violence in nearly all the States of our country. We strongly deplore the increase loss of lives and destruction of properties of populations already impoverished by conflicts in the country. God is watching us and will hold us accountable for disrespecting and disregarding the sanctity of the gift of life.Read more
The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) is an ecumenical body comprised of seven member churches and associate churches in South Sudan with a strong legacy of peace-building, reconciliation, and advocacy. The SSCC provides a platform to enhance the spirit of ecumenical cooperation towards collective action for peace.Read more
"What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don't show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?" (St. James 2:14).
The Church acknowledges that COVID-19 the diseased caused by corona virus is not only a global pandemic but a reality in South Sudan. This disease is here with us in South Sudan - and the Lord God is calling unto us to cement our faith in Him with the necessary action to combat this pandemic.
This report is a presentation of an ecumenical worship service organized by the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) and All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) to pray for South Sudan. It was held at St. Pauls Cathedral, Namirembe, in Kampala Uganda, on Sunday 7th July 2019 under the theme “…I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. (Jeremiah 29:11).Read more
A day of prayer and fasting for peace in South Sudan the Democratic Republic of Congo- 23 February
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
'And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.' Colossians 3:15
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of reflection regarding the suffering, death, and resurrection of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is also time for self-examination and reflection, for us to redirect and rededicate our attention and action, prayerfully, to the most crying needs in our society.Read more
Pastoral Message to the South Sudan Council of Churches and the People of South Sudan from the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan-European Hub
"Though the fig tree does not blossom,
and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails,
and the fields yield no food;
though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights." (Habakkuk 3:17-10)