Vatican City: Pope Francis speaks out for World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Vatican City, 12 January 2016 – This update originally appeared on the JRS International website.
Yesterday, Pope Francis spoke out for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be celebrated on 17 January. In his speech, "Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy," the Pope says that refugees and migrants are "people whose dignity is to be protected and who are capable of contributing to progress and the general welfare."
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:35
South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders
JRS Eastern Africa Juba, 8 January 2016
In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled Sudan's second civil warlost their families along the way. For years the international community has called them the "Lost Boys", but today they are no longer boys nor are they lost. They are remarkable men and women, many of whom have returned home as skilled professionals to build South Sudan from the ground up. As children, the "Lost Boys" struggled to survive – many falling sick or becoming victims of war
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:30
Ongwen’s Surrender and its Implications for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda
By Magara Ibrahim Sakawa- Extract from the Peace Dialogue HIPSIR
Since 1989,Northern Uganda has suffered from armed conflict led by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) under the leadership of Joseph Kony. Motivated by their religious beliefs, the LRA violently sought to overthrow the Government of Uganda and establisha government based on the Biblical Ten Commandments as penance for their sins and a means to ending marginalization of the people of northern Uganda. (1)
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:34