Flying Rowan Williams to promote peace in South Sudan

Flying Rowan Williams to promote peace in South Sudan

MAF was privileged to lend logistical support to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, when he visited South Sudan in his capacity as Chair of Christian Aid.

MAF in South Sudan was privileged to lend logistical support to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

Dr Williams visited the fragile young nation in his capacity as Chair of Christian Aid in July 2014.

While in the capital Juba, he visited a variety of projects and spent time talking with church leaders, in particular addressing the pressing topic of peace and reconciliation.

He also visited two camps in Juba for Internally Displaced People (IDP), including the UN base at Tomping.

From Juba, Dr. Williams followed in the footsteps of Archbishop Justin Welby, and travelled with MAF to support the peace building and reconciliation process following the violence last December.

Facilitated by Christian Aid and the Lutheran World Federation, which has especially responded to emergency humanitarian needs for conflict-affected people in Greater Upper Nile (an area greatly impacted by this crisis), Dr Williams visited the town of Bor.

MAF provided much-needed logistical support to facilitate this mission where Dr. Williams met with local leaders, IDPs living in the United Nations camp, visited water projects and prayed at the graveside of hundreds of civilians killed during serious fighting in April 2014.

In February, MAF flew the Archbishop Justin Welby to the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, Bor. Read that story