- Created on Friday, 30 September 2016 06:10
30 September 2016 – Life is beautiful in spite of the horrors of war when children have a great desire to learn and they are not discouraged because war has destroyed their schools and their blackboard is the ground. They dream, hope and believe in a better future, that at the end goodness will overcome evil and war will give way to peace. On that day they will have good schools, books, pens, blackboards… That is why they pray with faith together with the psalmist: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains, from where shall come my help? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth. Will he not let your foot slip, the one watching over you? Will he not slumber? No, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps… The Lord guards you from every evil; he will protect your life” (Psalm 121:1-4.7). Certainly, life is beautiful in spite of the horrors of war!
- Created on Monday, 19 September 2016 09:04
19 September 2016.
Life is beautiful in spite of the evils of war when the youth:
•celebrate their new life and faith in Jesus with songs and dances; when they have in their hands drums, flags, bibles, catechisms, rosaries instead of carrying weapons and instruments of war;
•pray for peace instead of thinking in war;
•dream that the prophecy of Isaiah will become a reality: “God will rule over the nations and settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spear into pruning hooks. Nation will not raise sword against nation; they will train for war no more” (Is 2:4).
Certainly, life is beautiful in spite of the evils of war!
By Fernando GatKuɔth
Youth marching for peace - Nyal, South Sudan
- Created on Thursday, 01 September 2016 09:11
01 September 2016 – (By Fernando GatKuɔth) - Life is beautiful in South Sudan, in spite of the horrors of war, when children play together as brothers and sisters and do not see others as their enemies and threats, as some adults often do.
- Created on Monday, 19 September 2016 14:32
19 September 2016 – (www.combonisouthsudan.org) - A group of over fifty students, boys and girls, from four different Juba secondary schools attended a trauma healing and peace-building workshop in Juba last Saturday, 17 September. The workshop was held at the Comboni House and organised by the Vocation Promotion team in collaboration with the Justice and Peace Office of the Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan.
- Created on Friday, 19 August 2016 09:03
19 August 2016 – A group of sixteen Comboni Missionaries and Comboni Sisters who work in Italy, Congo, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt, Spain, USA, Canada, Portugal and Brazil has attended the 12th edition of the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada. They have conducted six workshops at the event where they have highlighted “the struggle for a just peace, the commitment for social transformation and the opposition of local communities to social and environmental violations”. At the end the group of missionaries wrote an open letter.
- Created on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 05:41
06 September 2016 – (By Bill Firman) - The event often called, ‘the Feeding of the 5,000’ from 5 loaves and two fish is the only miracle (apart from the Resurrection) which is recorded in all four canonical Gospels: Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15. In his homilies, Pope Francis has emphasised the sharing in this miracle more than the multiplication. If we only believe and share what we have, we can work such miracles. In South Sudan, we have a modern day version of this. I witnessed this last week.