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Catholic Engagement during Uganda Elections

March 04, 2016 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

Catholic Engagement during Uganda Elections

The Catholic Church in Uganda participated in prayer, analysis, and media engagement leading up to last month’s election in Uganda.

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Christmas Messages of Peace from Colombia & South Sudan

December 22, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

Christmas Messages of Peace from Colombia & South Sudan

Catholic leaders in Colombia and South Sudan, along with other Christian leaders, shared these messages of hope this Christmas.


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South Sudanese agree to peace in Wonduruba

December 07, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

South Sudanese agree to peace in Wonduruba

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Bishop Paul Yugusuk mediated the agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Wonduruba Community in Central Equatoria State, South Sudan.

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Forgiveness: Unveiling an Asset for Peacebuilding

November 23, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

Forgiveness: Unveiling an Asset for Peacebuilding

Ugandans approve of and practice forgiveness widely in the wake of armed conflict. If widely practiced, promoted and complemented with appropriate transitional justice mechanisms, forgiveness can be a strong asset for peace-building.

The research project, conducted by Prof. Daniel Philpott, consisted of focus groups, interviews, and a 600-person survey in five districts of Uganda. Read the final report.

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Burundi Bishops' Latest Statement: Justice Will Produce Peace

October 06, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

Burundi Bishops’ Latest Statement: Justice Will Produce Peace

The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi released a four-page message on September 16, 2015, which was to be read in all parishes the following Sunday.

Read the statement, entitled, “Appeal to Burundians to build together a bright future for their country: ‘Justice will produce peace, and the law, perpetual security’ (Is 32:17).”

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The Pope and the Bomb #PopeInUS

September 22, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

The Pope and the Bomb #PopeInUS

Will the Pope discuss nuclear disarmament during his U.S. visit?

A Catholic bishop, a U.S. Senator, a scholar, and a journalist discuss the current state of nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, including the moral dimensions and policy implications.

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Bishop to South Sudanese Leaders in Nairobi

May 10, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

Bishop to South Sudanese in Nairobi

The former bishop of Torit, South Sudan, gave this short address to South Sudanese leaders at the Greater Equatoria Joint Members Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 16-17.

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Burundi Bishops' Communique on 2015 Elections

May 07, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

Burundi Bishops’ Communique on 2015 Elections

Brothers and sisters in faith, Dear Burundians,

The Peace of Christ be with you!

1. The times we are experiencing are severe and their management requires wisdom. A few days…

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Original French Text, Burundi Bishops' May 5 communique

May 07, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

CONFERENCE
DES EVEQUES CATHOLIQUES
DU BURUNDI

Secrétariat Général

COMMUNIQUE DE LA CONFERENCE DES EVEQUES CATHOLIQUES
DU BURUNDI CONCERNANT LA PERIODE ACTUELLE DE PREPARATION DES
ELECTIONS DE 2015

Frères et sœurs dans la foi, Chers Burundais et Burundaises,

La Paix du Christ soit avec vous!

1. Les temps que nous traversons sont graves et leur gestion demande de la sagesse. Peu de jours nous séparent du premier rendez-vous électoral. Or, les élections constituent un moment important dans la vie d’une nation qui est entrée dans un système démocratique. Nous nous trouvons aussi dans une période où les jeunes qui fréquentent les écoles s’apprêtent à conclure l’année scolaire, période pendant laquelle certaines classes font passer le concours national permettant aux lauréats d’avoir accès aux paliers supérieurs de l’école secondaire et de l’université. Read More >


South Sudan: We Stand Together to Make Peace, Now

April 17, 2015 • Kristin HaasCategories: News

South Sudan: We Stand Together to Make Peace, Now

Statement from the South Sudan Council of Churches and the WCC Consultation on Peace in South Sudan

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