Archbishops calls for end to conflict in South
THE Archbishop of Sudan, Dr Daniel Deng, and the Archbishop of
Kenya, the Most Revd Eliud Wabukala, have called for an end to the
conflict in South Sudan. Acknowledging that negotiations between
the two sides were continuing in Ethiopia, the two clerics said
that the warring factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement
should reunite to prevent a bloodbath.
Indian prayers to end attacks on churches
INDIAN Christians were set to begin three days of prayer on
Wednesday to seek to end attacks on churches. The Times of
India reported that the organisers, who hoped to see events in
100 places around the country, said that the prayers would not be
political, but would ask God to forgive those who were "falsely
persecuting" them. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has promised
that his government will not tolerate violence or discrimination
against minority religions (News, 20 February).
ACO head of communications returns to World
THE Anglican Communion's head of communications, Jan Butter,
will leave his position later this month after five years working
for the Communion. He is returning to a new post at his previous
employer, World Vision International.