The ‘National Women’s Prayers for Peace in South Sudan’ was organised by the civil society and faith based groups. Betty Sunday, coordinator of the civil society group ‘Women’s Monthly Forum’ said the prayers aimed at uniting people to collectively strengthen peace efforts.
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“A lot of efforts have been put by the people of South Sudan for peace to come, but nothing has come. So what we want is to raise our voices to God because no one is here to rescue us. It is only God, that is why we shall continue to pray to God to bring peace to South Sudan,” said Betty.
Several politicians, heads of diplomatic missions, and other dignitaries attended the prayers in Juba. Moses Telar Cindul, Director of Religious Affairs in the Office of the President, hailed the prayer event as an important step to unite the people of the war-torn country.
“This is a day that we are beginning to come together as South Sudanese. We pray that great things will come to South Sudan one day,” said Telar.