In Our Diocese or our Partner Diocese of Kajo Keji
Christians in northern Sudan flock south ... [Andrew Gerns, Episcopal Cafe] Reuters reports that many Christians who live in northern Sudan are flocking south in anticipation of independence there, but are also driven by fears that the north could become an Islamic state governed by Shariah law. More here.
Election results for Kajo Keji from Bishop Anthony Poggo: The provisional Referendum results for Kajo-Keji County were announced today. The summary showed that 198 people voted for Unity while 45,892 voters voted for Secession. This represented 98.7 % of all the votes that were casted. There were 102 invalid votes and 85 unmarked votes. Out of 46,454 registered voters, 46,277 voters participated in the plebiscite. This represented 99.6% voter turn-out.
The Archbishop of Sudan casts his vote ... [fron Bishop Anthony] Sunday 9th January marked the first of seven days in the historic self‐determination referendum for the people of Southern Sudan. The Most Rev. Dr.Daniel Deng Bul Yak, Episcopal Archbishop of the Sudan, together with Archbishop Paulino Lukudu of the Roman Catholic Church advanced to Hai Jalaba Junior School polling station to cast their referendum ballots at four o’clock that afternoon. Unsurprisingly, there was heavy media attention ready to capture the two archbishops exercising their democratic right at the polling station. Download the pdf file forwarded by Bishop Anthony for the complete story and pics. Download 01. ABD and ABP vote in Referendum
First Day's voting passes peacefully in Kajo Keji by Stephen Tomor...[ACNS] Read it here.
Sudan's referendum and why the West should care [WHYY Radio Times Broadcast] with Dr. Randall Fegley. Check it out here.
New Hope's Faith Journey ... A photo story in the Oct-Dec newsletter of Kajo Keji. Download it here.
12 Days of Christmas for Kajo Keji ... [World Mission Committee] The first batch of gifts to Kajo Keji from the Diocese of Bethlehem for Christmas 2010 is being transferred. More here.
"Bethlehem People, God has Chosen You to Come" to Kajo Keji by Charlie Barebo. Find it here.
In the World
Southern Sudanese celebrate the birth of a new nation...[ENS] Read it here.
Southern Sudan votes to split from the north...[CNN]
Northern Sudan's protests trigged by long-term economic, political frustrations...[Christian Science Monitor] Read more here.
Complete preliminary results show 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan...[CNN] More here.
Church of Sudan Builds Peace, Serves Returning Refugees During Country’s Transition...[Episcopal Relief and Development blog] Read more here.
Analysis: South Sudan secession a risky precedent...[The Florida Times Union] More here.
Some south Sudanese believe independence in Bible...[Associated Press] Read it here.
Voices of Sudan...[Odyssey Network] Find it here.
As South Sudan prepares for independence, old hurts linger...[Christian Science Monitor] More here.
Exiled Sudanese clergy hope for peaceful return...[Ecumenical News International, Nairobi] Read it here.
In Sudan, provisional referendum results indicate landslide independence vote...[ENS] More here.
Overwhelming vote for Southern Sudan secession ... Southern Sudanese election officials posted early results on Sunday indicating that perhaps more than 95 percent of voters in this regional capital of Juba voted to secede from Sudan. More at the NYTimes.
Notes from Sudan...[Trinity Wall Street] Read it here.
Voices of Sudan Part 4: Lost Boy Abraham Achiek...[Odyssey Networks] More here.
Voices of Sudan Part 3 Lost Boy Gabriel Tor...[Odyssey Networks] More here.
Sudanese Episcopalians rejoice as historic referendum draws to a close... [ENS] More here.
US allies keep close watch on Sudan independence vote...[Christian Century]. Read it here.
Prayer Vigil...[Odyssey Network] More here.
Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed region...[CNN] Find it here.
Sudan referendum success in Juba...[ENS]. Read it here.
Millions take to the polls in Sudan's historic referendum; clashes in Abyei claim lives...[ENS] More here.
Southern Sudanese, in a Jubilant Mood, Begin to Vote on Secession...[New York Times] Find it here.
Chicago Episcopalians pray for peace in Sudan...[Chicago Tribune] More here.
First day of voting goes off well...[CNN] Read it here.
In Southern Sudan, the clock ticks toward 'liberation'...[CNN] Find it here.
In Sudan, an Election and a Beginning (by President Barack Obama)...[New York Times] More here.
Praying for Peace in Sudan...[Trinity Wall Street] Read it here.
Sudan Prayer Vigil... Find it on YouTube
Metro-area South Sudanese refugees take part in historic vote for independence...[Atlanta Journal Constituion] More here.
Roanoke Sudanese make voices heard...[Roanoke Times]. Read it here.
For local Episcopalians, vote in Sudan gets personal...[St. Louis Post Dispatch]. More here.
Sudan: The trek home to vote...[CNN]. Read it here.
Episcopalians, Sudanese partners unite in prayer for a peaceful referendum...[ENS]. More here.
Sudanese Bishop Joseph Garang speaks about the referendum and international partnerships...[ENS]. Read it here.
Christians Issue Prayer Call for Peace Ahead of Sudan Vote...[Christian Post] More here.
The Anglican Communion rallies in prayer behind Sudan...[ACNS] Read the story here.
Chicago Episcopalians capture spirit of Sudan through video, images, music...[ENS] Read it here.
Voices of Sudan Part 2... [Odyssey Network] More here.
Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resources... [CNN] An influx of people returning home to vote in Southern Sudan is straining communities suffering from lack of food and water in the remote region, aid groups said Wednesday. Read it here.
Sudan's President Opens to South's Succession...[Wall Street Journal, by Sarah Childress] Find it here.
Can Sudan split without falling apart? ... [Time Magazine] Read it here.
Peaceful vote on Sudan appears more likely ... [NYTimes, Jan. 2, Jeffrey Gettleman] Read it here.
George Clooney 'antigenocide Papparazzi': Watching Sudan ... [Time Magazine] Read it here.
Prayer vigil for the people of Sudan [Trib-local, Libertyville] More here.
Voices of Sudan [Odyssey Network] More here.
Pace: Southern Sudan secession? [Richmond Times Dispatch] More here.
Peace hovers in Sudan, but most soldiers stay armed ... [NYTimes, Josh Kron] With little more than a week to go before a vote on independence for southern Sudan, virtually none of the soldiers have put down their weapons and fully rejoined civilian life. More here.
Trinty, Wall Street's Praying for Peace resource page. Find it here.
Episcopal Relief and Development's Power of Partnerships. More here.
Ballots delivered for Sudan independence vote [CNN]...Each ballot carries two pictures: One hand signifies independence; two hands, a unified Sudan. More here.
Sudan's president warns of tighter Islamic law [CNN]...Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has warned that he will tighten the application of Islamic law, or sharia, in northern Sudan if southern Sudan votes for independence next month, the Sudan News Agency reported. More here.
Praying with and for the people of Sudan [ACNS]...From the Secretary General, Canon Kenneth Kearon. More here.
New CD features Sudanese voices from the Diocese of Renk...[From Rebecca Wilson, Diocese of Chicago] A newly-released musical composition that captures the spirit of the people on the fault line in Sudan’s bloody civil conflict has its roots in the relationship between the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the Sudanese Diocese of Renk.
In Voices of Faith, Chicago composer Chris Beckstrom, has woven song, percussion and handclapping recorded in Sudan by members of the Chicago diocese’s Renk Media Team into an original 12-track audio CD available for $20 through Amazon.com. All proceeds benefit the Diocese of Renk.
Sudanese summit strengthens partners in ministry...[ENS] Here.
Dreams of life in Southern Sudan clash with reality ... [NPR] Here.
Act now to prevent war in Sudan ... [CNN, George Clooney and John Prendergast] Here.
African poverty is falling ... much faster than you think. More here. [VoxEU, H/T John B. Chilton at Episcopal Café]
Attention-Grabber for Sudan's cause ... [NYTimes] John Prendergast has focused the attention of movie stars and President Obama. But will that be enough to head off another bloodbath? More here.
Bishop Katharine discusses discusses Sudan's January referendum in new video ... “I ask for your action on behalf of the people of Sudan,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori notes in a new video posted on the Episcopal Church’s Sudan Resource page. where you will also find prayer resources and more on Sudan. A Sudanese-wide referendum is slated for January 9, 2011 which, if successful, will establish a separate Southern Sudan with full rights to self-determination.
Sudan is church's focus as vote on partition draws near ... [Episcopal Cafe, Nick Knisely] As part of the 2005 Peace agreement signed by Sudanese in the northern and southern parts of country, a binding vote on partition will be taken in early January that could split the country into two parts, its Muslim dominated north and its Christian dominated south. More here.
George Clooney and John Prendergast on Sudan's Peace Process ... [The Atlantic Wire] Clooney and Prendergast then put forward a series of proposals to help lay the foundation for peace. Read Not too late to stop another war in Sudan.