Day of Prayer for South Sudan

Day of Prayer for South Sudan

by the Rev. Canon Britt Olson, Canon to the Ordinary in the The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

Republished on 5/16/14

The situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate. More people were killed in April than in the previous months since the eruption of violence that began this past December. In addition, the number of internally displaced persons and refugees has also increased, straining the ability to care for their needs for shelter, food and medical care.

The Episcopal Church in South Sudan has been at the forefront of the movement towards peace. At the same time, church workers, including a number of recently ordained clergy including some of the first women to be ordained, were raped and killed at St. Andrew's Church compound in Bor. To read more abut this click here.

The Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, has called for a Day of Prayer and action on behalf of our sisters and brothers in South Sudan on May 18, 2014. Please include the church and people of South Sudan in your congregation's Prayers of the People on this day.Prayers, photos, videos and information on how to help will soon be available at www.episcopalchurch.org/sudan.

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California has a special relationship with South Sudan through the connections we have made over the years there. Many of you gave generously through 2012 Diocesan Convention and continue to give through the Millennium Development Goals to assist and encourage our friends there.

If you would like to take an additional offering, please send a check with "South Sudan" in the memo to:

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825

This will combine with funds we have already designated to South Sudan to build support them during this time of great difficulty.

Please know that your support makes a difference.

 

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