BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda (RNS) – 'The church gives them new hope, which is important to refugees and any person who has experienced trauma,' says a counselor.
Tag - South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan -- In socially conservative South Sudan, LGBT people face discrimination and abuse, their non-traditional sexualities and genders often considered taboo.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Christian agencies and churches are stepping up and coordinating their efforts to respond to the South Sudanese refugee crisis, as the number of people fleeing across the border into northern Uganda reaches 1 million.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) No official reason was given for the cancellation but Vatican and church sources said it was a combination of security concerns and logistics.
ROME (Reuters) Pope Francis will visit South Sudan in October if the security situation in the country stricken by civil war and famine does not worsen, a bishop from the country said.
(RNS) Churches and mosques are at the center of the violence, which includes the deaths of 60 cattle herders who suffocated to death while detained in a container at an abandoned Catholic church compound.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Reith, Presbyterian Evangelical church pastors, faced espionage and other charges.
(RNS) Africa’s newest nation descended into chaos in December 2013 after a dispute in the ruling party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.
(RNS) Motivated by tribal wars, the violence in South Sudan has pitted government troops from President Salva Kiir's Dinka tribe and rebels from rival Riek Machar’s Nuer tribe.
(RNS) A Sudanese minister argued there is no need to grant new plots of land for churches.
(RNS) Ibrahim’s lawyer said she is accused of forging a document, an offense that could result in a five-year prison sentence under Sudan’s penal code.
(RNS) African church leaders are urging parties in the South Sudanese conflict to respect places of worship, after rebels attacked and looted church compounds in the town of Malakal.
(RNS) South Sudan's independence is praised as good for political reasons. But Christians in the north say they are being persecuted. Several churches in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, have been destroyed and others closed down.