The Solidarity with South Sudan Pastoral Team is based in the appropriately named “Good Shepherd Peace Centre” (GSPC), in Kit. The international, inter-congregational team that works at this Centre, is committed to organizing and implementing pastoral programs aimed at empowering South Sudanese people to build a more just and peaceful society.
Among its activities, the Centre offers retreats, on-going formation for priests, and training for catechists. Special attention is paid to the family, women, young people and children.
Trauma accompaniment has been an important aspect of pastoral work for many years. Solidarity with South Sudan provides expertise, workshops and follow-up to numerous groups throughout the country, preparing and empowering agents of continuity in this healing ministry.
CAMP FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE – MALAKAL
In March 2020, the building housing the Catholic church in the camp for internally displaced people at Malakal, was closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Until then, it had been a vibrant community center that was home to a youth group, an adult and children’s choir, a Bible study group, and a place for retreats and days of reflection.
At the present time, the Church continues to serve the thousands of displaced people of different ethnicities who live in the camp. It has become a Church of the airwaves. Every Sunday at 9am, the liturgy is broadcast over the camp radio station, Radio Nile.
Jesus is the “Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep”.
people have attended our ‘Trauma healing’ workshops.
people ‘Peace-building’ workshops.
women have attended our ‘Empowerment workshops’ which are dedicated to supporting women.
participants have attended our workshops for the formation of Catechists and small Christian communities