The Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on South Kordofan, Sudan

Along with the Christian leaders represented in the Sudan Ecumenical Forum and Council of Churches and many more throughout the world, we deplore the mounting level of aggression and bloodshed in South Kordofan State and the indiscriminate violence on the part of government troops against civilians. Numerous villages have been bombed. More than 53,000 people have been driven from their homes. The new Anglican cathedral in Kadugli has been burned down. UN personnel in the capital, Kadugli, are confined to their compound and are unable to protect civilians; the city has been overrun by the army, and heavy force is being used by government troops to subdue militias in the area, with dire results for local people. Many brutal killings are being reported.

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3 comments on “The Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on South Kordofan, Sudan

  1. Grant LeMarquand says:

    This situation is extremely dire. As usual, I am amazed that the media in the west, especailly in North America, ignore the Sudan, but spend enormous energy exposing us to the exploits of Hiltons and Khardashians. Please pray for the Sudan.

  2. Richard A. Menees says:

    Not to mention that congressman, what’s his name, 0scar Myer?. But I have been speaking with new Sudanese Bishop Abraham Nhial and will be doing my little best to help. I wish people would organize to do more.

    But better press coverage without an effective counter to Khartoum would just bring tragedy to our computer and tv screens. How do you stop Jihad?

    Richard A. Menees

  3. MichaelA says:

    Well, good on the Archbishop of Canterbury for publicising it. Even the most rabid types are often reluctant to carry out their worst acts if they think that the eyes of the world are on them.