The partnership between the Diocese of Connor and the Diocese of Yei will be the focus of a South Sudan Evening taking place in Ballymoney on Tuesday May 13.
The event is organised by CMS Ireland, and will involve several of CMSI’s Global Partners who will be visiting Ireland during May for the organisation’s 200 year celebration events.
The Focus Evening will take place in St Patrick’s Parish Church Hall, Ballymoney, beginning at 7.30pm and the evening will be facilitated by St Patrick’s Parish.
It will provide an opportunity for people and parishes from across Connor Diocese and beyond to come and hear the stories of what God is doing in South Sudan, and the evening will also strengthen the connections between Yei and Connor Dioceses.
Global delegates from South Sudan will give an update on the current situation in South Sudan and how the church is responding to the crisis caused by civil unrest which erupted last December. There will also be an opportunity to hear about the progress of the Yei diocesan schools, health and development programmes, to learn about the future vision of the diocese and to meet others who are engaged with Yei through their parishes.
Over Easter, faith based humanitarian charities warned of an impending food crisis in South Sudan as church leaders in the world’s newest country made an urgent call for warring factions to bring the conflict to an end.