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Jonglei governor calls on Upper Nile Church leaders to preach for peace

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Philip Thon Aleu

January 25, 2008 (BOR, Jonglei) — Jonlgei governor has appealed upon Upper Nile Church leaders who met here today to work for peaceful coexistence among different tribes and promote the esprit of peace.

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The long awaited Episcopal Church of the Sudan (ECS) Upper Nile Conference has began on Friday January 25 in Bor town, Southern Sudan. High on the agenda is the ‘Name of the new diocese’ created out of Bor diocese earlier registered as Kongor.

The governor of Jonglei state, Lt. Gen. Kuol Manyang witnessed the opening ceremony in Laudier church, Bor town, today. Delivering his opening speech, the governor called for the effort of church leaders to work for peace and non segregating co-existence among the people.

“When you read the Ten Commandments, you will realize that they are all about peace. And as children of God, we must work for peace,” said Mr. Manyang shortly before declaring the conference open.

The conference brought all the high ranking church leaders of the region (Upper Nile) to Bor town. Rt. Rev. canon Nathaniel Garang Anyieth, the acting ECS bishop of the Sudan and the bishop of Bor diocese is chairing the conference. Bishops Daniel Deng Bul, Hillary Garang Deng and Ezakiel Diing Ajang, the assistance bishop of Bor diocese, are attending the conference.

The conference is expected to last three or four days. Nearly all units of church in Upper Nile region are represented; including what appears to be minor because the first agenda is very sensitive.

Getting an accepted name for the diocese created out of Bor had remained a setback for long in the regional church system. Some church leaders, from Twic area, want their diocese be called Kongor while others prefer being called Twic East and Duk diocese. Kongor is an area within Twic East County while Duk is an independent County, all in Jonglei state.

Those refusing the naming of the diocese being Kongor say it is squeezing ‘a horse through the eye of the needle.’ This may as well pave a way to seek an independent Duk diocese leaving alone the fierce debate within Twic East community, some observers added so. Those preferring Kongor claims it is the continuation of the existing area name.

Prior to the meeting, the bishop of Reng, Rt. Rev. Daniel Deng told a youth conference earlier January in Bor town that politics shouldn’t interfere with faith. “As Christians, we shouldn’t allow politicians to drive us. What is it to politicians talking about Kongor diocese or whatsoever?” He was referring to this conference.

Other agendas are the possible creation of Malek, Duk dioceses and other plans in the regional church.

(ST)

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  • 26 January 2008 05:07, by James James

    I know diivisions among southerners has surprisingly defused from politics, churches, villages and even to the families.

    Please this is my advice to the bishops or church leaders of Bor, if the case is not resolved, just feel free to name it as DIOCESE OF GOD and then you go ahead from there toward unity and enternal life.
    I will also pray for you to unit.

    God bless

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    • 27 January 2008 02:31, by Liber Ator

      What do Murle know about God?
      Murle people are forsaken by God.
      They have broken all the ten commandments.
      They will never be better until they begin to observe the followings commandments out of the Bible:

      a)Thou shall not steal Jonkoth cows.

      b)Love Jonkoth as you love Ismael Kony.

      c)Thou shall not murder innocent Jonkoth.

      Pray for these few ones to prevail before you pray for the union of the church. Your sins maybe forgiven but I doubt that.

      liber ator

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    • 28 January 2008 08:13, by Trueson of Southerner

      Dear James James,you are not baptised yet,so you can not pray for the Church leaders in Bor using which name?
      There is no a single church in Pibor and it is going to be included to the discussion to get solution of coverting the Murle to christianity,so that the live in harmony with the neighbours.
      I know a person who called himself James James personally,he is called Korok Konyi.
      If he need to be baptised with name James,than you wait only for fews days your missionaries are on the way to Pibor.
      Thank.Peter Gatkuoth Lul

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  • 26 January 2008 05:10, by John Amule de Lokolong

    I think these leaders has done a great job i would like to remind Goss that he need to make more encouragment to the local leaders interms of maintaining peace and clans behaviours eg Murle and Bor,Church leaders are welcome to play on their side of christianity not in politics.because Goss has nothing to do at all without help from local leaders,we need Leader like government only to give us rules and how things should be done and he has to represent the area.i strong agree to any acting leader who has a desire of maintaining peace whether you are a priest nor not,i also want to remind Goss he should support the local churches interms of their help such as visiting hopeless,widow,orphans,sick and many more,throught their spirit they can make a different in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ,peace to all.

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  • 26 January 2008 06:55, by Toposa Boy southerner

    the governor should ask the church leaders to educate people how to how to get ready of JALLABA

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    • 26 January 2008 09:17, by Jaya Rungu

      There is nothing called a dioces without a community as there could be no single community without a name.The british named the whole territorial region of DUK and Twich East as "Kongor",whereas as the name Upper Nile region reflected the current three states of UNITY,Jonglei and Upper Nile.

      However,the fact that we are not in the British erra should be guiding the ECS leaders in choosing a right name that will promote peace among the communities,a name that include everybody must worked for every single community.

      Therefore,in my own opinion the best name for the new diocese should be as per the counties represented and governed by our GOSS commissioners less we shall have a confusing church system against the current decentralized system of administration.
      Lastly am asking the church leaders to avoid their usual temptation in choosing new leadership.My prayers for a peaceful conference.

      Thanks,

      Jurungu,Nebraska USA

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      • 26 January 2008 10:09, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

        My dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, please, stop bringing nepotism in Church system. If the church authority has issued an aproval that there will be a new diocese, why is it hard to give it a name? It looks like those church leaders have their own interests to achieve than spreading the Good News to every person.

        Please, I should advise you to clean your hearts first before giving a name to that diocese. If Church fail to resolve its differences, the whole Bor community will be in crisis politically and that will also lead to hinderance of development. Am not from Jonglei any way, my suggestion would be church leaders to look for that name which pleases every christian in Jonglei, otherwise, you should retained the previous name for all i.e BOR DIOCESE like in Catholic all Nuer and Shilluk people who are in Catholic are under Malakal Diocese.

        Some body like Daniel Garang Anyieth has wrote many books about christianity in Sudan and I know if you Christians from Bor community give him full support without favorism, he can find a concrete solution to this simple issue.

        May God continue blessing you and bring good understandings among you.

        We in other denominations will continue praying for you as you endeavor to find solution to that problem.

        God Blessings!

        Lat Daknyaroah,

        Email: guanchrisdak@yahoo.co.uk

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    • 26 January 2008 23:48, by Alier

      when do Toposa know about getting rid of Jalaba? Your comment is like a farm boy telling cowboy how to keep cattle. Get lost Toposas, you don’t the shiiit about fighting jalaba.

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      • 27 January 2008 16:02, by John Amule de Lokolong

        Alier i know what you are after but you better quit because if we decied to go for details its a long and meaningfull conversation to all people who are interested in this web.just stop leave him alone in his dreams whether good or bad i understand him in his view befor any one can judge local,every State or tribe has done a great job(struggled) during SPLA okey.PULLSTOP

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      • 28 January 2008 13:06, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

        I agree with you Alier, when does Taposa knew about the badness of Jalaba and they are always the betrayers of the Southern Sudan.I wish Taposa boy boy should talk about cultivation and hunting but not liberation of the South Sudan.

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        • 28 January 2008 15:36, by John Amule de Lokolong

          Mr you better keep studing befor you attempt to visit this web,can you send me your picture i want to see your eyes what colour do you have befor i can discribe in details,just your face only not the whole body.you say so because you are hiding abroad and getting free salary from Goss or samething else mighty be wrong with you.if i decied to utter samethimg about * in my sense of humour i think i will go beyond the point better mind your job not descrimination in SPLA regime,otherwise same will end up wondering on the corner of dark street where ever.be honest Mr 

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  • 26 January 2008 23:53, by Kur

    I would like to encourage my brothers and sisters in faith who’re holding a conference in Bor to work for the vailble church that supports and sustains faith and unity among Bor’s children. We can create as many church units as we can but that is not a solution. The solution is to work together to foster faith and development so that our people realize unity and coexistence in peace.Hence, I would like to appeal to those who are going to make a decision in naming the new diocese emerging from Bor Diocese. They must keep mind that whatever decision they take will affect the future of church in Bor.So go ahead and make a good decision acceptable to all.
    God Bless you all.
    Malith Kur

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    • 27 January 2008 05:10, by Kuol Garang

      I reasoned that the newly appointed Governor of the Jonglei State, Kuol Manyang,withdrew himself from these divisive, religious affairs that never seemed to end with a sense of unification among the south and north county, whenever they come to gather for such poisonous conferences. These personal perspectives of creating another church among the people from the two counties appear to produce more distrusts within the Twic,the Kongor, the Duk and the Bor church’s leaders, I pondered. I am unsurprised to hear that these church’s leaders of mind, wrangling again among themselves over what name to choose to become the church for the people. Because church’s resources changed into some sort of life line for the people of south and north county during the civil war, therefore, several self-crowned ghost clergies from these two counties wanted to build a massive kingdomship of holies for their own interest but not for the building of the true faith of God. So wanting to establish a name of the church to serve the human only, the new Governor misused his valuable time to lament these ten commandments before these divided clergies as unifying laws to bring peace to the Upper Nile region. These ten commandments created from the biblical perspectives still remained with a little influence in the ears of the disputing clergies to bring together their four areas in deep feud for many years. For this reason, I think the Jonglei Governor picked the detrimental audiences to use them as a way to boost the spirit of peace for the Upper Nile region. The peace for the Upper Nile depends upon the inspiring vision of the creative Governor of the day but not upon the bigotry church’s leaders, squabbling before the true Lord that made me nauseated already, after hearing their sharp sectioning words again among the Bor people, now looking for the unity and peace in the region. Suggesting a name of the church takes only person with a clear, noble idea to propose why wanting to create a new church in the community not the collective individuals with unclear notions why the new church needed for the society. I am uncomfortable to hear the new Governor of the Jonglei State, reaching out to the broken, dysfunctional clergies as ultimate tool to bring the tranquility to the Upper Nile region. Mr Governor,defers yourself from these toxic, religious affairs; they rarely constitute the stable government in the growing country. As a matter of fact, they tend to encourage a profound sectionism for their own deeds but not for the deeds of the state. Reachout to a different, healthy audiences for peace next time, it worths bypassing these harmful clergies, Mr Governor.

      K.Garang (kuolgarang5@hotmail.com)

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      • 28 January 2008 01:00, by David T. A. Achuut Ngoor

        Why is naming a diocese an issue? The confusing people are those who try to name it after the people such as Tuic,Kongoor or Nyaarweng Diocese.

        This is an intentional avoiding of cure for a known disease.

        I say this because nowhere on earth have I found a diocese named after the people of that region.

        Take example of avoiding conflicts, There is no Diocese of Agaar, but of Rumbek, no diocese of Zande, but of Yambio, No diocese of Anyuaak, but of Pochalla, No diocese of Bakka, but of Maridi, No diocese of Turkana, but of Lodwar just to name a few.

        These people who always complain and waste resource on simple issues should avoid that simply by using the name of their towns. Where is the headqurters of their Commisioner? They should choose from the following towns: Pawel, Wankulei, Poktap, Paliau, Panyagoor, Wernyol, Maar, Duk, Pathuei and others to avoid controversies.

        It would be very good to call their diocese like this: Diocese of PANYAGOOR or Diocese of POKTAP or MAAR diocese.

        PLEASE do this now!

        View online : Naming a Diocese after People is Controverial

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        • 28 January 2008 08:06, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

          I agree with you Achuut!

          I have identified you man by guessing that you are Mr Thiong Achut, in fact you are the right person who have stressed some thing related to fact, because i don’t and will never understand the frequent chaos in Greater Dioceses of Bor, it is just a matter of passing resolution on the name of the diocese, and it is obvious that the Diocese should be Twic East as you claim, because i believe no body will refuse the name of Twic since you all believe in it.
          If i were to be the Governor, i will name it Twic inorder to cut chaos short, Church of today is not a pure church of preaching the word of God but intermingled with politics, i wish the governor should inspect all the affairs in the state including religion.

          Please our Godly representatives, avoid politics and work for God since you cann’t be a pastor in the church and at the same time a politician since every job is entitle to it duties.

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      • 28 January 2008 02:15, by David T. A. Achuut Ngoor

        Why is naming a diocese an issue? The confusing people are those who try to name it after the people such as Tuic, Kongoor or Nyaarweng Diocese.

        This is an intentional avoiding of cure for a known disease.

        I say this because nowhere on earth have I found a diocese named after the people of that region.

        Take example of avoiding conflicts, There is no Diocese of Agaar, but of Rumbek, no diocese of Zande, but of Yambio, No diocese of Anyuaak, but of Pochalla, No diocese of Bakka, but of Maridi, No diocese of Turkana, but of Lodwar just to name a few.

        These people who always complain and waste resource on simple issues should avoid that simply by using the name of their towns. Where is the headqurters of their Commisioner? They should choose from the following towns: Pawel, Wankulei, Poktap, Paliau, Panyagoor, Wernyol, Maar, Duk, Pathuei and others to avoid controversies.

        It would be very good to call their diocese like this: Diocese of PANYAGOOR or Diocese of POKTAP or MAAR diocese.

        PLEASE do this now!

        View online : Jonglei governor calls on Upper Nile Church leaders to preach for peace

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  • 28 January 2008 22:48, by Victoria Naculya

    Hello all of you,

    It was a great thing that politicians realised that force will take them nowhere, but causing them huge distructions. Why should you church leaders wait for the government to push you for peace process?????? It sounds like you do not know your purpose in church. You are the one to start this peace process without anyone telling you, as long as you said you are Gods’people. And by the way, people do not need what is called bible preaching to be good, because one can be good without going to church or read bibles. So better be carefull when convincing people about peace. Thanks. victorianaculya@yahoo.com

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  • 28 January 2008 22:55, by James James

    Ator

    We have very united church than yours because all our pastors are at least primary or TEE graduates, but because Jongkoth love leadership, Nathaniel has to go 1998 to Germany and United states and came with two big bags, full of collars and distribute them like sweets to all those young Jonkoth who knows how to collect cash from people’s hands, in fact that is what turn to be a big problem in Bor churches today.Most of them don’t even differentiate church from Bor traditional dances on weekends, that is amazing.
    Why don’t you bring good pastor who
    don’t love money from Murle to unite you ?

    Anyway, tonight, I am going to pray for peace in Bor. I also want you to go and read the book of Mark that rebuke christians to stop loving money, Bor need to read that four times a day if they want to see the kingdom of God because you people love money more than anything else. Ator bring Nyandeng with you and join prayers body.

    God bless.

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