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Advocacy

by Kate Brankin last modified 26 Jul, 2018 05:07 PM

We plan to provide regular updates on the situation in the Sudans, which staggers from security crisis to humanitarian crisis, with cross-border fighting and inter-tribal fighting.

Why 'Advocacy'?

Security continues to be the major issue, followed by health care and education and essential infrastructure, especially roads. The ongoing border disputes in the Abbyei region, the bombing of people in Nuba Mountains in Southern Kordofan and the fighting in Blue Nile are in a major part the result of the disputed border across which major oil deposits lie and the unresolved delivery of oil revenues to South Sudan.

The neglected crisis that is Darfur continues unresolved. Inter-tribal fighting within South Sudan over cattle grazing rights and supposedly abduction of children is an especially a grave tragedy and Archbishop Daniel Deng is playing a leading role with the Sudan Council of Churches in brokering an abiding peace between the Lou – Nuer and the Murle tribes.

 
How do we work?

The Link works actively and closely with the joint Sudan Unit of HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development and the view and voices of the Churches are welcomed. We also work with Lambeth Palace and the new Anglican Alliance and ecumenically with our Roman Catholic colleagues and other denominations here and in Sudan.

We are frequently in Parliament working with the Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan and through our bishops in the House of Lords. We also work with the European Union. We have active relationships with the major NGOs – Christian Aid and Tearfund and SPCK and Oxfam and academic think tanks including Chatham House and the Overseas Development Institute.

In Africa, we work with the Sudan Council of Churches and more widely with the All Africa Conference of Churches. We also work closely with our friends in the Episcopal Church in the United States through AFRECS – American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan - and jointly lobby the State Department in Washington DC and the United Nations in New York.

 
Contacting the Salisbury-Sudans Link:

c/o The Diocesan Office, Church House, Salisbury 
sudan.secretary@salisbury.anglican.org 
01722 411922 
Fax: 01722 411990

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