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Continuous Efforts Needed for Lasting Peace Among Tribes in South Sudan

One month after the Tribal Peace Conference that was held in Yei, South Sudan, Rev. Aiah Foday-Khabenje, General Secretary of the Association of Evangelical in Africa (AEA) and chairman of the conference, draws some first conclusion.....

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country Seeks Peace (by Dr.Brian Stiller)

The problem here isn’t that Muslims are killing Christians or Christians are killing Muslims: it is that Christians are killing Christians. While border disputes defining national boundaries between Sudan and the new Republic of South Sudan continue.....

World Evangelical Alliance, South Sudan and Tribes Discuss Ending Violence in Embattled State

African, US Evangelicals Search for Solutions to South Sudanese Tribal Conflicts During 3-Day Conference. Local South Sudanese government officials and tribal elders have gathered in Yei River County in Jonglei state Sunday for a three-day Peace Conference.....

South Sudan Violence Separates Children From Parents, Deprives Thousands of Food

As many as 150 children between six months and seven years of age are searching for their parents following violence in South Sudan that forced thousands of families to flee from their homes into the surrounding woods.....

Scarce Resources, Politics at Root of South Sudan Violence, Says Minority Rights Group

The political and economic conditions of ethnic groups in South Sudan are main causes of violence that has displaced some 50,000 people in the Jonglei state over the past week, says an international minority rights group.....

South Sudan Gets US Nod for Defense Aid After 3,000 Killed

President Barack Obama declared the government of South Sudan eligible to receive defense assistance from the United States after more than 3,000 people were killed in a major ethnic clash in that country amid rising tension with the government in Khartoum....

Short overview of the history and background of South Sudan

Welcome to South Sudan! Despite decades of unrest, the people of South Sudan extend a culture of hospitality towards outsiders. The Republic of South Sudan is a land of extremes....

Press Release

World Evangelical Alliance to Host South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference on April 1-3, 2012

Under the sponsorship of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Bishop Elias Taban of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) proposes a tribal Peace Conference between the Murle, Lou Nuer and Dinka Bor tribes....

Bishop Elias Taban

About Bishop Elias Taban

My name is Bishop Elias Taban. I was born in the southern Sudanese town of Yei in May of 1955. Two hours after I was born over 50 men from the Yei police station were paraded....

Republic of South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference
April 1-3, 2012
Yei, South Sudan

WEA Attendees:
- Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the WEA
- Aiah Foday-Khabenje, General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa
- Brian Stiller, Global Ambassador of the WEA
- Stephen Tollestrup, Executive Director of the WEA Peace and Reconciliation Initiative

Questions: newsservice@worldea.org

Photos

Bishop Elias Taban Praying for Jonglei State Government Ministers before Departure Six Government Ministers, WEA, AEA, Commissioner of Yei and three Bishop South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference Stephen Tollestrup, WEA Director of Peace & Reconciliation Initiative South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference Participants listen to speeches during the conference Participants listen to speeches during the conference Juba TV Camera man Jonglei Government Delegation Guest of Honour and Bishop Elias Group Photograph Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, WEA's CEO and Secretary General Church Service Bishop AnnGrace Church procession Peace Conference Welcoming People from Bor Peace Conference Welcoming Peace Conference Welcoming Peace Conference Welcoming Bishop Taban (right holding first aid) delivered 3 Boxes of First Aid Kits Bishop Taban Praying with Wounded Bullet wound and knife wound to the back of head Burned houses Child 5 Looking After 3 year Old as Both Parents Killed Dinka, Arabic, and English Bibles Brought Mass Grave Wounded with bullet wounds
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