Monday, April 13, 2009

Anglican Church of Sudan condemns tribal conflicts in Jongle

Bishops of the Anglican Church of the Sudan condemn elements behind tribal clashes in Jonglei State Thursday at a rally prelude to the Good Friday. The faithful thronged Bor Town Freedom Square only to break down when religious leaders exhaust biblical terms in condemning cattle raiding, counter-raiding and child abduction along tribal lines.

Politicians, whom the Bishops accused of allowing crimes with impunity, never attended the historical religious gathering. The Archbishop of the Church of the Sudan Dr. Daniel Deng Bul leads the mission to the troubled State. Jonglei State is marred with tribal clashes over cattle riches; claiming hundreds of lives monthly - nearing daily in the last few days. The visit also comes in the Holy Week of Easter which marks Jesus’ death and resurrection. The week also ends Lent, the 40-day fasting period.

Bishop Paul Yugusur, the Assistant Bishop of Torit Diocese and the Deputy Chairperson of the (peace) mission leave the door open for the faithful whose tribes mates have link with criminals executing indiscriminate killing; saying:

"If you obey God, He will bring blessing to this land, He will bring a lot of cattle to this State and you will bear a lot of children but if you disobey Him, He will bring curse to you and your generations" but "the choice is yours."

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