THE ANGLICAN ALLIANCE BRINGS TOGETHER THOSE IN THE ANGLICAN FAMILY OF CHURCHES AND AGENCIES TO WORK FOR A WORLD FREE OF POVERTY AND INJUSTICE, TO BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS, TO RECONCILE THOSE IN CONFLICT, AND TO SAFEGUARD THE EARTH.

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Episcopal Church in Sudan sets out peace-building agenda

08 January 2012

The Church's crucial role in rebuilding South Sudan after the years of bitter conflict was recognised in a submission to the UK Parliament. The Episcopal Church of Sudan, Lambeth Palace, the Anglican Alliance and the Diocese of  Salisbury joined forces in the submission which put forward a nine-point package of proposals for improving peace-keeping in the newly=independent country.

Included in the package were proposals for:

  • Support for the Church's mediation work
  • Urgent action to improve the food security and work for long term sustainability and resilience.
  • More support for education, especially primary education provided by the Church.
  • Attention to the needs of the North, as a vital part of security peace also in South Sudan.
  • More reconstruction funds to be channelled through NGOs, including faith-based organisation

The UK Parliament will be taking oral evidence next week for their inquiry which will look at peace-building in Sudan, and the role of civil society organisations.