Churches lead campaign to promote forgiveness
By Kidega Livingstone
A new Campaign spearheaded by the church seeks to promote peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
Themed, “experience the power of forgiveness” the Mega city campaign led by the South Sudan Council of Churches, will see interfaith leaders traversing the city mobilizing people to reconcile and forgive each other.
Speaking to Radio Miraya in the morning show yesterday, Reverend Cannon Emmanuel Natania said the message carried by the campaign is powerful because it seeks to reconcile people.
“We are targeting our population through the radio, through television and also through the newspaper and books whereby you read the testimony of some of our brothers and sisters that have experienced some grievances in their life and they are able to forgive and experience the power of forgiveness and they are carrying their life normally.”
South Sudan Council of Churches has placed most of the billboards along main streets of Juba town and other towns in the States with the photo of prominent Church leader Rt .Bishop Paride Taban with a slogan “Experience the Power of Fogiveness”.
In another development, the United Nations Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict has travelled to Pibor and Bor to see first-hand challenges created by the ongoing violations perpetrated against children by parties to the conflict.
The delegation arrived in the country on Sunday to assess ways of protecting children, in the wake of recent peace deal. While in Pibor, the team will meet with local governors, the UNMISS and partners implementing reintegration programmes for children that have been the victims of the six grave violations.
The visitors led by Olof Skoog, current Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, will hold high-level talks with senior government actors including UN, NGOs and inter-faith organizations on how to strengthen the protection of children.