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Companion Diocese Celebration at St. Michael’s, Barrington

Companion Diocese Celebration at St. Michael’s, Barrington

Bishop Jeffrey Lee & Bishop Joseph Garang Atem invite partners, friends & others interested in learning more about Renk Diocese, to a festive gathering in thanksgiving for the Chicago and Renk companion partnership. All are invited to the celebration on Saturday, October 27, from 10 am to 1 pm, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Barrington (647…

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Church Responds to Violence in South Sudan

Church Responds to Violence in South Sudan

Clashes between political factions in South Sudan, which erupted in early July, have continued to worsen. Nearly 60,000 people have fled the country, most seeking refuge in Uganda, and the United Nations estimates that 40,000 people have been internally displaced by the latest violence. On Monday, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, which says…

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Feeding South Sudan: An Interview with Bishop Joseph

Feeding South Sudan: An Interview with Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Garang Atem of the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan did not set out to be a politician or a fundraiser. The former principal of Renk Theological Seminary, and a man devoted to meditation, he is more at home discussing theology than international development. But worldly concerns, such as how to feed, house…

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