The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) at the invitation of Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) observed the recently concluded elections in Sudan. The Election Observation Mission comprised eight observers drawn from AACC constituencies in Burundi, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. The Observation Team was led by Canon Joseph Oneka from Uganda Joint Christian Council. This preliminary report is intended to provide an overview of the findings of the AACC Election Observation Mission to Sudan. It sets out the objectives of the observation mission, key findings and recommendations for reflection by various stakeholders.Read more
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has over the years accompanied the people of Sudan through prayers and active involvement in peace building efforts and advocacy, notably in the two landmark agreements for peace in the Sudan: the Addis Ababa Agreement (1972) and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, CPA (2005).Read more
This is reportage at its finest. Insightful words and poignant images describe what some have characterized as the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. Yet it's also a political and environmental crisis, and an intimately personal one as well, as veteran journalists Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey skillfully document in this timely resource on the continuing crisis in Darfur.Read more
We, the General Committee of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), comprising of 39 representatives from 34 African Countries, meeting at the AACC Head Quarters in Nairobi on March 24-27, 2009, deliberated on the present situation in Sudan and issued the following statement:Read more
God of arid deserts and of rainforests.
God who hurts when we are hurt,
who cries when we mourn, and
who stands as a living witness to the atrocities that unfold
on this planet you created to be a lush and serene paradise.
We lift our hands of supplication up to you
seeking your blessing on those whose backs are scorched by the sun,
on those who suffer under the interrogator's lash,
and on those who search feverishly for nourishment.
And we ask, O God, that you fill our hands
with an impassioned resolve to hope beyond the confines of despair,
to enter into solidarity with those who suffer,
to be fully engaged in the struggle for liberation and justice
for all peoples victimized by the Caesars of the world.
More than 20 years of advocacy work for Sudan on behalf of the churches won to Marina Peter, European coordinator of the Sudan Ecumenical Forum, a decoration from the German government and a deep sense of the complexities of a country whose size is almost that of Western Europe and has seen internal wars over the last 50 years. Only addressing Sudan "in its complexity and as a whole" will bring about peace, she says.Read more
ACT-Caritas releases quarterly fact sheets reporting on the work accomplished in the past quarter. Fact sheets are released in PDF format and provide highlights from the six sectors of response: Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Agriculture, School Support and Psychosocial, Peacebuilding and Protection.Read more
As president of the United Nations Security Council this month, you have the opportunity to build a unified international response to the continued violence in Darfur. We urge you to promote Council action to hold the government of Sudan accountable for ongoing attacks against civilians, violations of international commitments and continued obstruction of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID). In addition, we urge you to use your leadership of the Council to help ensure that UNAMID is fully equipped and that troop-contributing countries receive the support they require.Read more