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.