Church urges South Sudan gov’t to hasten implementation of security arrangements.
The Episcopal Church of South Sudan has called on the parties to the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of South Sudan to endorse the reopening of Saint’Egidio peace negotiations.
This demand has come after the Church published a statement of the eleventh synod held at All Saint’s Cathedral from November 11 to November 14, 2021, in Juba. The synod was attended by 300 representatives from 60 ECSS Dioceses essentially representing the three houses of Bishops, Clergy, and Laity.
The Church had talks on many subjects impacting the church and the nation and performed prayers for peace in the country.
“After three days of fruitful discussions, we the bishops, clergy, and laity strongly encourage all parties to the R-ARCSS to recommence the Rome Peace Initiative,” stated the statement.
The church also urged for full implementation of the remaining elements of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan and the security arrangements.
The church also urged for assistance to R-ARCSS from foreign friends of the country to extend hands where aid is required for the complete fulfillment of the peace process. The Church also advocated for peaceful cooperation among South Sudanese groups.
“We commend the parties to the Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) for the progress achieved, but nevertheless encourage them to hasten the implementation of the remaining elements, notably security arrangements,” the communiqué stated.
“We respectfully beg the guarantors to the R-ARCSS and allies of South Sudan to give whatever help required to allow the government to hasten the process of graduation of united forces in the training centers.”
The Church vowed to be an agent of peace-building and trauma healing inside South Sudan and beyond its boundaries to the whole globe.