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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has declared that acceptance of same-sex marriage could lead to Christians being killed in South Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan and elsewhere.
In his comments, Welby made some valid points. But the conclusions he drew from them seem to me to be severely mistaken.
Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been on a solidarity visit to South Sudan and the surrounding region.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will visit South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo later this week.
The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas of current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops.
The United Nation said yesterday (26 December) that it hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements on the ground South Sudan within the next 48 hours.
The UN Secretary-General has called a crisis meeting on the situation in South Sudan and proposed reinforcing the UN peacekeeping force in a bid to stem the conflict.
Christian Aid has expressed deep concern about reports of escalating human rights abuses and violence across South Sudan.
The new Moderator of the WCC Central Committee has called on South Sudan to have a “Mandela moment” in the aftermath of an attempted coup.