Interfaith Group Urges Renewed Attention on Sudan

As the attention of the public and Congress has been drawn away to other global hotspots, the Interfaith Sudan Working Group hopes U.S. lawmakers will assist Sudan in grappling with an upcoming election, a recent cease-fire agreement with a Darfur rebel group and a referendum on independence for southern Sudan.

“Political milestones such as the upcoming election, cease-fire agreements and referendum carry great promise and great peril,” said Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service. “That’s why we need the U.S. government’s focused attention now. If the agreements and peace process fall apart, they can’t just be put back together, again.”

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2 comments on “Interfaith Group Urges Renewed Attention on Sudan

  1. Jill Woodliff says:

    Prayers for Sudan can be found [url=]here[/url]–a 40 day watch through the election.

  2. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Thanks, Jill. We can always count on you for urging us to pray, and keeping us informed about major prayer needs.

    I can only echo what the NAE spokesman said, “[i]It would be tragic if the extensive US investment over many years in the Sudan peace process is squandered due to inattention at a decisive moment when the future of millions of Sudanese and the stability of the region hangs in the balance.[/i]” That’s putting it mildly.

    We Anglicans have a special responsibility to pray and lobby and do anything we can to help our beleagued brothers and sisters in that desperately poor and neglected country. Sudan is now the fourth largest province in the AC (after Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya), but it’s arguably the one where Anglicans are persecuted the most fiercely, relentlessly, and cruelly.

    David Handy+