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Church leaders on peace misssion in Kapoeta

By Awas Lobono Dominic-Kapoeta

Inter-Church Committee a church-led organization has initiated a two days Conflict mitigation and peace strategic plan workshop in Kapoeta, Eastern Equatoria started yesterday.

The program which aimed at ending conflicts among the communities of greater Kapoeta brought together forty nine leaders drawn from government departments, community leaders, church leaders, and women group.

Mike Androga, the Coordinator for Justice Peace Commission in Catholic Diocese of Torit implementing South Sudan Council of Churches programs told Juba Monitor that their organization put different approaches to make sure that peace prevail in the communities by using community leaders in all the sectors.

 “We have different approaches as peace builders. One of the approaches is we are going to the communities, organizing community peace dialogue which we have been doing over the past years and even recently we did in Ngauro.

This is one of the approaches to add on what we have been doing, approaching peace program through the leaders so that leaders are the ones who will engage their communities at the grassroots level,” Androga explained.

A participant, who is only identified as Peter, appreciated South Sudan Council of Churches for organizing peace workshop through Inter-Church Committee that will put resolutions that will minimize conflict in communities.

“We are saying this time let God hear our prayers, we talk until he will listen to and answer our prayers, answer prayers of church, Muslims in mosque because all these denominations no religion talking about conflict and they talk need peace.

 “Peace is number one in everything and we need peace that comes from God,” Peter expressed.

Salasio Bernadino Lowii, the Chairperson for Inter-Church Committee urged youth from the counties of greater Kapoeta to reconcile saying they are the pillars that will build the country.

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