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Archbishop Deng's programme for 'peace mobilisers'

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31 October 2014

By a staff reporter

AP

Archbishops' blessing: Dr Deng with the Archbishop of Canterbury outside a church in Juba, South Sudan, in January 

Archbishops' blessing: Dr Deng with the Archbishop of Canterbury outside a church in Juba, South Sudan, in January 

A TRAINING programme set up by the Archbishop of Sudan and South Sudan, Dr Daniel Deng Bul, to create "peace mobilisers" in South Sudan, has been running for a month.

Managed by South Sudan's Committee for National Healing, Peace, and Reconciliation (CNHPR), 76 people are being trained initially, but each person is expected to go out and train others in his or her state, with the aim that by next year 550 peace mobilisers will be at work throughout the country.

A third of the original 76 people being trained are women. The training includes sessions that address the causes of the conflict, and explore these issues together through dialogue.

The CNHPR is chaired by Dr Deng. It is carrying out a three-year inquiry to hear from communities about what needs to happen in order to bring about reconciliation.

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