Prayer call over Nuba Mountains warfare

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I thank you, dear Lord that this is a testimony and a wonder to those who are coming against the Southern Sudanese. Let these victims know that they are here for a purpose and that in Christ, they are more than conquerors. Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Africa, Comments are closed. 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Grace Secondary School, built by the Diocese of Kadugli in 2008, is one of a number of casualties of the ongoing conflict.The state was due to hold “popular consultations” on its future following the peace deal which saw the creation of an independent South Sudan in January 2011. But the state’s governor Ahmed Haroun (who, along with the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes against civilians and crimes against humanity, cancelled the consultations, leading to ongoing violence.Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of Kadugli, in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, is asking Anglicans to pray for the people of the Nuba Mountains as they face ongoing violence with the continuing warfare between the two sides.“In grief, I am writing to bring to your attention the tragedy that our people in the Nuba Mountains are experiencing since mid-March up to the present,” he said in a letter published in the diocesan newsletter Tabaldi.“People in the Nuba Mountains are experiencing brutal ground attacks and aerial bombardment on a daily basis from the Sudan Armed Forces . . . who have been fighting the Sudan People’s Liberation Army . . . since the year 2011; causing a loss of many lives and destruction of property.“The situation of the people has become more difficult with the recent intensification of aggression on the civilian population that started since mid-March 2016 to this month of April. This scale of the war has spread all over the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile Regions. . . As a result, our Diocese of Kadugli is divided into two parts: some of its churches fall in the area controlled by the Government of Sudan, and others in the SPLA controlled areas.”Three thousand government troops were sent to the Karakaria area and the surrounding villages, including Ekwartang, the village where Andudu was born and raised. “They killed and drove people away [and] occupied the villages for six days before the Sudan Liberation troops defeated them and drove them out of the villages,” he said. “But the Sudan Armed Forces left nothing in the villages.”The bishop said that more than 22 civilians were killed during the attacks around Karakaria; many people are still missing. The troops burnt almost all the houses and two churches in the area. Another one was shot at from the inside, and all the iron sheets on the roof were destroyed.The troops destroyed Grace Secondary School with bulldozers. Sorghum crops, sesame, and ground nuts harvested over the last year were burnt. Civilians are currently left in open spaces, rivers, valleys and in caves on the mountains; and facing challenges to cope with the situation. Their plight is expected to deteriorate as the rainy season is expected to begin soon.“At the moment there is no humanitarian assistance by international NGOs or the UN agencies to assist the people in need [because] the government of Sudan . . . expelled and banned all humanitarian agencies,” the bishop said.Andudu, who says he is receiving bad news almost every day, is calling for prayers for the people in the Nuba Mountains and other places experiencing war.“Pray for peace, that God stops the bloodshed of innocent people. I still believe in prayers and good negotiation strategies, peace will prevail,” he said. 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New funding to improve health and wellbeing in Suffolk and Essex

first_imgNew funding to improve health and wellbeing in Suffolk and Essex Tagged with: East Anglia Funding  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Howard Lake | 26 April 2019 | News ICS Programme Director, Susannah Howard, said: “We know that making a difference to complex population outcomes is very difficult. We are therefore asking leaders within each of the three main areas to determine their local priorities… Voluntary and community organisations will… be invited by the Suffolk and Essex Community Foundation’s to submit proposals for projects where they believe a broader contribution could be made towards achieving the system’s higher ambitions.”Caroline Taylor, chief executive of Essex Community Foundation, said: “Empowering communities with resources to tackle the issues impacting local people, is at the heart of what we do. This new initiative brings together public sector partners with the voluntary sector and vital funding so that we can improve health and well-being in our local communities.”You can follow Essex Community Foundation on Twitter @Essex_CF or on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the launch.  121 total views,  1 views today The Suffolk and Essex Community Foundations have been awarded a £2 million contract from the ‘Realising Ambition’ initiative. The initiative brings together primary care, social services and the voluntary sector to improve health services identified by three local alliances (East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex). Essex Community Foundation will be launching the new funding initiative in May and grants will be awarded in North East Essex.Improving mental health, reducing suicides, tackling obesity, improving end of life care and combating loneliness are key priorities for the Integrated Care System (ICS).ICS leaders say that the distribution of the money across the three areasIpswich and East SuffolkNorth East EssexWest Suffolkwill be based on a number of factors, including local levels of deprivation. Social prescribingDr John Hague, Mental Health Lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex Shadow ICS and GP in Ipswich, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity which will bring health, care, volunteers and the public together to bring about real improvements for local people and communities. We have been working with the community foundations and voluntary sector in setting up social prescribing – a scheme which links patients needing GP or primary care with sources of support within the community. With ‘Realising Ambition’, we will be building on this way of working and expanding it to include other priorities for our system.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more