South Sudan church leaders speak with one voice about recent violence

By World Council of Churches (WCC)

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Church leaders from various denominations in South Sudan issued a letter Wednesday expressing sadness and condemnation concerning the recent violence in the country and are calling on the government to “take control of the situation and protect its citizens.”

The letter expresses concern that the violence is being characterized as a conflict between the Dinka and Nuer tribes and asked the members of these groups not to accept this characterization.

“These are political differences among the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Party and political leaders of the Republic of South Sudan,” the letter said.