Juba, April 3, 2018 (SSNA) — The leaders of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) said in a statement that they stand with the suffering people of South Sudan and that they refuse to yield to fear.
“The whole Church weeps with the suffering people, reflects on its journey towards peace and seeks for the Light of Resurrection for the people of South Sudan,” the message reads in part.
The SSCC said it is committed to “speak with one prophetic voice” and hope peace return to the war-torn young nation.
In the document, the SSCC’s leaders also admitted that the level of suffering in 2018 is harder than previous years, adding, “This man-made catastrophe needs an urgent solution, but first a self-realization on how human weaknesses and failures have led to this most terrible situation.”
South Sudanese church leaders have been instrumental in finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing civil war. However, government agents intimidated, arrested, tortured, or killed any church leader who is vocal about the ongoing armed conflict.