Report on the Annual Sudan Network Meeting 2015

Report on the Annual Sudan Network Meeting 2015

Trinity South Sudan Ministry The Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network held its 20th annual meeting in Louisville, KY on the campus of the Presbyterian Seminary on October 19 and 20. Representatives from several presbyteries were present including Trinity, Shenango, Pittsburg, Redstone, and National Capital Presbytery. The meeting was well attended by staff members from PCUSA and a number of South Sudanese and Sudanese Americans. Trinity South Sudan Ministry (TSSM) was the organizers of this meeting. Our foremost guest speaker was the Right Reverend Peter Gai Lual Marrow, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) and Chairman of the South […]

Rights Groups ask for help from Justice Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eric Cohen, 617 962 8660, RIGHTS GROUPS ASK JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO URGENTLY AID SUDANESE HARMED BY BNP PARIBAS’ ILLEGAL SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN 110 signatories support proposal to Justice Department for Sudan Community Compensation WASHINGTON, DC – October 1, 2015 – Today, amidst news of huge shortfalls in funding for critical humanitarian needs—such as food, water, and acute healthcare for millions of Sudanese refugees and internally displaced people—Sudanese diaspora leaders, human rights organizations, genocide scholars, and Sudan advocates from 33 states and 10 countries are asking the U. S. Justice Department to use […]

CASS Encourages South Sudan’s Leaders in Peace Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Reuben Garang, Aluel Mayen, CASS Encourages South Sudan’s Leaders to Conduct a Joint Unity Rally Leaders Invited to UN General Assembly are Urged to Embody the Compromised Peace Agreement NEW YORK, NY – October 2, 2015 – CASS strongly urges the three South Sudanese political leaders (Current Vice President Igga, Designated Vice President Machar and SPLM Gen Secretary Amum) to hold a joint peace rally before leaving the U.S.  The rally will bring together South Sudanese Diaspora from different ethnic groups and political views, and it will raise peoples’ hopes, build confidence and increase […]

South Sudanese Conference to Unite the Diaspora for Peace

NEWS RELEASE CONTACTS: Reuben Garang, Aluel Mayen, This conference is made possible through Funding by Trinity Presbytery’s South Sudan Ministry SOUTH SUDANESE PLAN CONFERENCE TO UNITE THE DIASPORA FOR PEACE Over 300 Leaders Expected in Des Moines on Saturday to Promote Peace in South Sudan DES MOINES, IA – September 14, 2015 – The Coalition of Advocates for South Sudan (CASS) will hold its 1st Annual Diaspora Unity for Peace Conference on Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Des Moines.   The conference intends to identify a vision for peace in South Sudan, what is necessary […]

Two Presbyterian Pastors Released from Imprisonment

Presbyterian pastors imprisoned in Sudan set free Charges could have resulted in life imprisonment or death penalty August 5, 2015 Two Presbyterians pastors imprisoned for their faith in the Republic of Sudan for nearly eight months have been released. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s office of World Mission received a communication earlier today from the Rev. Philip Akway Obang, general secretary of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SSPEC), confirming the release of the Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yen Reith of the SSPEC. Michael was detained by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Dec. 14, 2014, at […]

Prayer and Information on Recent Conflict in Pochalla

Recent events in Pochalla have resulted in two deaths and others wounded. Please pray for a peaceful resolution to this conflict. God of peace, encourage those who seek to establish a fair and just peace in Pochalla.  Bless their efforts as they work to end this conflict.  Lead those who engage in violence to put down their weapons and to live in peace with one another.   July 15, 2015 (BOR) – At least three policemen were reportedly injured in Tuesday’s fighting believed to have been instigated by politicians and local leaders in Pochalla town of South Sudan’s Jonglei state. […]

Called Prayer for 4th Anniversary of South Sudan

STATED CLERK’S PRAYER FOR SOUTH SUDAN UPON THEIR FOURTH ANNIVERSARY God of freedom and God of justice, we pray with our sisters and brothers in South Sudan as they mark four years of independence. We rejoiced together when South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. We have shared joy and deep sorrow in the four years since. Now, with our brothers and sisters, our hearts are heavy as the South Sudan nation faces a deep conflict that could destroy all for which they have strived. We mourn with people who have lost loved ones in this current unrest; we ache […]


Act Now for Presbyterian Pastors Imprisoned in Sudan – Reverend Yat Michael and Reverend Peter Yen Face Death Penalty Reverend Yat Michael and Reverend Peter Yen of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church were arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence Service (NISS) in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 December 2014 and 11 January 2015 respectively. They were charged on 1 March in Khartoum with eight offences under the 1991 Penal Code. They are charged with committing joint acts in execution of criminal conspiracy; undermining the constitutional system; waging war against the state; espionage against the country; disclosure and obtaining information and […]

The Presbyterian Church USA reached out to President Obama

The Presbyterian Church USA recently reached out to President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials urging them to use their resources to ensure that the rights of two Sudanese pastors facing possible execution for preaching the Gospel are upheld in Sudan. South Sudan Presbyterian pastors Yat Michael and Peter Yein Reith are on trial in Sudan for various crimes including: responsibility for joint criminal acts, undermining the constitutional system, waging war against the state, disturbing the peace, blasphemy, agitating hatred, espionage and unlawfully obtaining and disclosing official documents. Three of the charges — undermining the constitutional system, espionage and waging […]

Deteriorating Situation in South Sudan

JUBA, 26th May 2015 STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH SUDAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (SSCC) ON THE DETERIORATING SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN South Sudanese Church leaders note with concern the deteriorating situation in our beloved nation at this time, Both SSCC and individual churches have made many statements calling for an end to this senseless conflict, the first one on 17th December 2013, just two days after the crisis began. There is no moral justification for the killing to continue. It is unacceptable for negotiations about power and positions to take place in luxury hotels while people are still killing and being […]