“We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in both Southern and Northern Sudan” [February 8, 2011]
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori shared the joy of the Episcopal Church with the people in Sudan on the positive outcome of the country-wide referendum in a statement today.
“We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in both Southern and Northern Sudan as they work for peaceful co-existence,” she said in a statement. Sudanese government officials announced on Monday that over 98% voted in favor of independence for the South. In September, the Presiding Bishop called for a Season of Prayer for Sudan, urging prayer, study, and action for the January 9 referendum.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s full statement: The Episcopal Church is deeply grateful for the peaceful outcome of the referendum in Sudan. We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in both Southern and Northern Sudan as they work for peaceful co-existence. Our partnerships with the Episcopal Church of Sudan, which will remain united as one church body, will continue. We pray for peace, and for communities where all may enjoy the abundant life for which all God’s children have been created.
Episcopal News Service: Southern Sudanese celebrate the birth of a new nation Presiding bishop welcomes independence vote http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79425_126945_ENG_HTM.htm