Rome, Sunday, 30 September 2012
COMBONI JPIC NETWORK
The News Service of the Comboni Missionaries – North American Province (NAP)
Comboni Press Network (CPN) newsletter provides access to information on global issues from Church and Mission-related sources. Our focus is on Justice and Peace issues, and on how the U.S. policies affect the Third World countries.
There are loopholes in the Sudans’ comprehensive peace agreement, chief among them: a lack of an oil revenue sharing plan, and of any established criteria for border demarcation. Starvation is the current “weapon of war” that, without intervention, cannot end well for the people. As relief organizations have left the Nuba Mountain war zones, the Church continues taking the risk to help, while international leaders seem afraid of all cross-border operations. The violence continues at a time when Sudan and South Sudan’s economies are imploding; each country hoping the other will collapse first, but in the meantime, more innocents are lost. Will the international community act now on behalf of the 100,000s being starved or bombed indiscriminately in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur? To take direct action, watch the 20-minute clip with (Comboni) Bishop Macram Max Gassis on EWTN’s World Over, here (begin at 21:30).
Resources to stay informed:
Video Clips. Watch Sudan: Brink of War here, with Sudanese ambassador Abdullahi Elazreg (Khartoum) and human rights activist John Prendergast, and also Unreported World: Terror in Sudan, here; Read Eric Reeves’ Sudan, Obama and George Clooney: What is the real connection? here.
Enclosed is the September 2012 digital version of Comboni JPIC Newsletter (CJN).
Cindy Browne, Editor, CJN Newsletter
Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, JPIC Office-NAP