Church reaffirms its support to South Sudan right for self-determination.August 13, 2008 (JUBA Juba, city, Sudan
Juba (j`bə), city (1993 pop. 114,980), S Sudan, a port on the White Nile. ) Co The head of Sudanese churches reaffirmed their support to the right of self determination for Southern Sudan Southern Sudan is a region of Sudan, comprising ten of that country's provinces. The Sudanese government agreed to give autonomy to the region in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and committed themselves to raise popular awareness on the 2011 referendum. Heads of Churches of the Sudan, delegates, and Women Leaders of the Churches, met during five days in Juba from 1st to 5th August 2008 under the theme "The Road towards Self Determination and Popular Consultation-Understanding the Achievements and Challenges of the CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000. ". "(..) As spelt spelt
Subspecies (Triticum aestivum spelta) of wheat that has lax spikes and spikelets containing two light-red kernels. Triticum dicoccon was cultivated by the ancient Babylonians and the ancient Swiss lake dwellers; it is now grown for livestock forage and used in baked out in our document of 2002 "Let my people choose". We also affirm the right of every human being to decide his or her destiny, and accordingly we support the right of self determination for the people of Southern Sudan to decide their future;" says a statement adopted by meeting. The Sudanese Church also pledged to play an active role in the process by raising the awareness and to ensure that the process is carried out with transparency. the Sudanese government led by the National Congress Party and the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement The People's Liberation Movement is a political party in Trinidad and Tobago. Its leader is Mr. Eric Hercules. The party was formed in 2006. signed on January 9, 2005 a peace agreement to end a two decades of war mainly in southern Sudan. In accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the southern Sudan population will be asked in 2011 to choose between remaining within a united Sudan or opt for the creation of an independent state. Abyei population will be asked to decide if they want to join southern Sudan or northern Sudan. But, he people of Southern Kordofan and Southern Blue Nile Blue Nile, Arab. Al Bahr al Azraq, river, c.1,000 mi (1,600 km) long, the chief headstream of the Nile, rising in Lake Tana, NW Ethiopia, at an altitude of c.6,000 ft (1,800 m). will not participate in the 2011 Referendum. They are considered as part of northern Sudan. However, the Church leaders vowed to explain southern Sudan right for self determination to southern Blue Nile and southern Kordofan population who fought with southern Sudan during the war. They further committed themselves to "advocate for structures for popular consultations to be put in place as soon as possible and to lobby the International Community to put pressure on the 2 parties." The issue of Nuba Mountains The Nuba Mountains are a mountain range in Kordofan, a province in central Sudan, Africa. The mountains cover an area roughly 40 miles wide by 90 miles long, and are 1500 to 3000 feet higher in elevation than the surrounding plain. where there are many Christians raised an important debate during the Naivasha talks. Further following the signing of the peace deal many Nuba expressed disappointment and bitterness toward their allies in southern Sudan. During its convention held last May in Juba, the SPLM SPLM Sudan People's Liberation Movement
SPLM Shielded Planar Layered Media committed its self to work for the unity of Sudan and to move towards the implementation of a secular state A secular state is a state or country that is officially neutral in matters of religion, neither supporting nor opposing any particular religious beliefs or practices. A secular state also treats all its citizens equally regardless of religion, and does not give preferential in the Sudan. (ST) Below the full text of Sudanese heads of Churches STATEMENT OF THE SUDANESE HEADS OF CHURCHES At the Juba Peoples' Forum August 1-5, 2008 Amos 5:24 "Instead let justice flow like a stream, and
like a river that never goes dry." We, Heads of Churches of the Sudan, their Representatives, General Secretaries and Women Leaders of our Churches, assembled in the Juba Peoples' Forum meeting in Juba, Southern Sudan, on 1st to 5th August 2008 under the theme "The Road towards Self Determination and Popular Consultation-Understanding the Achievements and Challenges of the CPA". Aware of our spiritual responsibility, affirming our lead to bring about justice, peace and reconciliation, we have spent four days of very valuable discussions, listening and in dialogue with one another, to assess the current situation in our country and plan how the Church can respond in co-operation with our communities and government. Being grateful to the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC SCC - strongly connected component ), the Sudan Ecumenical Forum (SEF SEF Search Engine Friendly
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SEF Straits Exchange Foundation (China) ) and all our partners who helped organize this Forum; commending the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference, Sudan Focal Point-Europe and RECONCILE staff persons who diligently and skilfully Adv. 1. skilfully - with skill; "fragments of a nearly complete jug, skillfully restored at the institute of archaeology"
skilfully (US), skillfully adv → habilement facilitated the Forum, we hereby state the following: Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA): Having heard from the presentations by the facilitators and guest speakers, we comment the achievements so far, and all reaffirm our commitment to work to safeguard the CPA, which provides the basis for a just and sustainable peace in Sudan. We nevertheless recognize the existing problems like the boarder demarcation, and that many people within our communities remain poorly informed about the content of the CPA, and see an urgent need for its widespread dissemination and interpretation. We commit ourselves as Churches to: Use preaching opportunities, public occasions and the mass media to disseminate information on the CPA; Organize workshops, seminars and Forums; Co-operate with UNMIS UNMIS United Nations Mission in Sudan in organizing CPA awareness programmes; Net-work with NGOs, including use of their materials to promote the CPA, and translation of CPA into local languages. Elections in 2009: Aware that the elections are one process in the right direction on the road to Democracy, Good governance The terms governance and good governance are increasingly being used in development literature. Governance describes the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). , Self-Determination and Popular Consultation, we congratulate the Government for passing the Electoral Law which we need to familiarise ourselves with very soon. We therefore commit ourselves to start voters' education and call upon our partners to support this endeavour. The Referendum on Self Determination: We recognize the Referendum to be held in 2011 as being of key significance in the implementation of the CPA. We are aware of the various aspirations of our communities; we consider it important for Church leaders to speak with a united voice on this issue. We affirm our commitment as spelt out in our document of 2002 "Let my people choose". We also affirm the right of every human being to decide his or her destiny, and accordingly we support the right of self determination for the people of Southern Sudan to decide their future. We commit ourselves to raise awareness on the Referendum to ensure that the process is carried out with transparency, and propose that the Church and community leaders be involved in ensuring such transparency. The Popular consultation: We are aware that the people of Southern Kordofan and Southern Blue Nile will not participate in a Referendum to be held in 2011, but through a process of Popular Consultation. We urge all Church leaders in the respective areas to speak with one united voice on this issue as they enlighten en·light·en
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1. To give spiritual or intellectual insight to: their people as we affirm the right of every human being to decide his or her destiny. We therefore commit ourselves to the enlightenment of our people to create understanding through organising forums for people in Southern Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan, advocate for structures for popular consultations to be put in place as soon as possible and to lobby the International Community to put pressure on the 2 parties. CPA and Darfur: We are concerned that the ICC ICC
See: International Chamber of Commerce indictment of President Omer Hassan El Bashir on Genocide, War crimes and Crimes against Humanity may affect the implementation of the CPA and the peace process. We call upon all concerned to take into consideration the CPA implementation, the plight of the people of Darfur, and to ensure that Justice and Peace are upheld. Safety and Human Security: We are saddened on hearing that there are people who are still holding arms in the communities and using these arms for creating insecurity including cattle raiding "Rustler" redirects here. You may be looking for Rustlers.
Cattle rustling or cattle raiding is the act of stealing livestock. In Australia, such stealing is often referred to as 'duffing', and the person as a 'duffer'. and robbery. We commit ourselves to identify these groups and engage them in dialogue with the purpose of reaching understanding of disarmament. Religion: We note that Religion has been a source of conflict in the Sudan, and understanding the different religions in the Sudan is required. There should be more opportunities provided through Forums for addressing Religious issues and concerns at all levels, including the
Government of National Unity, Government of Southern Sudan and States. Environment/ Ecology: We call upon GoNU and GOSS to strictly control the disposals of the waste from the oil refineries This is a list of oil refineries. The Oil and Gas Journal also publishes a worldwide list of refineries annually in a country-by-country tabulation that includes for each refinery: location, crude oil daily processing capacity, and the size of each process unit in the refinery. leading to environmental disaster in the oil producing states. We are concerned about the pollution in the cities, along the roads, of the rivers, and many other places. We commit ourselves to advocate and lobby for the compensation for those displaced by the oil and other commercial interests, for proper regulations on the activities of commercial and private interests, including strict environmental controls, the protection of wildlife and education on ecological issues. The position of the Churches in Northern Sudan: While there may be uncertainty regarding the future political arrangements, we affirm that the Church has no boundaries. We commit ourselves to the unity of the Church of Sudan whether across one or two countries. In addition, we commit ourselves to: Constructive engagement with governments/authorities, at all levels to seek solutions to the challenges of the CPA implementation. Have independent church observers in parliaments, to keep the churches informed and to convey their input. Organise regular Prayer breakfasts with parliaments/governments/ judiciary on all levels. Reorganise Verb 1. reorganise - organize anew, as after a setback
form, organize, organise - create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
2. and strengthen the chaplaincy in the organised forces. Establish Church committees to liaise and engage in research about what is happening on the ground and to move to conflict places whenever needed. Provide orientation/training within the church on justice, peace and reconciliation. Establish an evaluation format to follow up forums which are conducted, and extend these forums to different parts of country. Engage in Civic education, familiarise with the major points of the CPA, and the laws resulting out of it, most relevant to the various constituencies on the ground, and to provide workshops. To strengthen communication, get better involved in documentation and research, and to make best use of various media, especially in local languages. Strengthen efforts to advocate with international bodies and
national government institutions, especially on issues dealing with human
dignity As we close we hold the concerns of all our people in our hearts, especially those in Darfur and Abyei, and commit ourselves before God to prayer and act on their behalf. Signed on behalf of the Juba Peoples' Forum participants: Bishop Daniel Adwok Sudan Catholic Church Bishop Andrew Wawa Africa Inland Church Fr. Bishey Al Anthony Coptic Church Coptic Church
The Christian church of Egypt, with dioceses elsewhere in Africa and the Near East, having a liturgy in Coptic and a Monophysite doctrine.
Noun 1. Rev. Abraham Nul Yor Sudan Interior Church Rev. Paul Bol Presbytarian Church of Sudan Rev.Tillian Komi Sudanese Church of Christ Rev.Lino Minadi Nyambar Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Presbyterian Church may refer to:
of Sudan Rev. Peter Tibi General Secretary, SCC Juba, 5th August 2008 (signed copy with SCC)
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