South Sudanese women call for peace
WOMEN from the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSSS)
have demanded an end to the civil war and all tribal conflict in
South Sudan. In a statement released on International Women's Day
last month, women from the ECSSS condemned the fighting between
groups supporting either the President or the Vice-President, and
between tribes. "We abhor tribalism and the division it causes,"
they said. "Our tribe is women."
Cuban synod votes to return to Episcopal
THE Episcopal Church of Cuba has narrowly voted to return to the
Episcopal Church in the United States. The Cuban Church was part of
a province in the Episcopal Church until the revolution in 1959.
The decision was made at the Church's Synod in February, the
Anglican Journal reported: the votes were 39 were in
favour, and 33 against.
Human-trafficking stories form audio drama
A RADIO drama made from the testimonies of victims of human
trafficking will be distributed by Christian organisations across
Europe to campaign against sexual slavery. The play Hidden
Treasures was made by the Christian radio station Trans World
Radio. The programmes are designed to tackle the issues of
sex-trafficking, demonstrate women's intrinsic value, and
"introduce Jesus as friend, saviour, and healer".
Organisation warns over religious freedom in
CHRISTIAN Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has warned that freedom of
religion is not safe in Burma, after two cases of "religious
defamation". Three managers of a nightclub have been sent to prison
for two-and-a-half years, convicted of "insulting religion" because
they promoted their club with an image of Buddha wearing
headphones. In another case, a Buddhist activist has been charged
with insulting Buddhism after he criticised extremist Buddhist