(RNS) — There is a solution that can help us connect with the needs of communities in faraway places, one that sits on many street corners in our downtowns and backroads in our country and theirs: local churches.
(RNS) — Thousands of women and girls in Africa’s newest nation who have suffered brutal sexual violence have been rejected by their families on their return to their communities.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — The digital library has done much to replace the reference books many Sudanese churches lost to their country's decade of civil war.
(AP) — The pope usually holds a ritual washing of the feet with prisoners on Holy Thursday, but has never performed such a show of deference to political leaders.
JUBA, South Sudan (RNS) — Thousands of Southern Sudanese are gathering in churches and mosques in cities and refugee camps to pray for the end of a civil war that has raged since 2013.
(RNS) — Inspired by his faith, this surgeon has spent more than two decades working to save the lives of people fleeing war and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan.
BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda (RNS) – 'The church gives them new hope, which is important to refugees and any person who has experienced trauma,' says a counselor.
JUBA, South Sudan -- In socially conservative South Sudan, LGBT people face discrimination and abuse, their non-traditional sexualities and genders often considered taboo.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Christian agencies and churches are stepping up and coordinating their efforts to respond to the South Sudanese refugee crisis, as the number of people fleeing across the border into northern Uganda reaches 1 million.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) No official reason was given for the cancellation but Vatican and church sources said it was a combination of security concerns and logistics.
ROME (Reuters) Pope Francis will visit South Sudan in October if the security situation in the country stricken by civil war and famine does not worsen, a bishop from the country said.
(RNS) Churches and mosques are at the center of the violence, which includes the deaths of 60 cattle herders who suffocated to death while detained in a container at an abandoned Catholic church compound.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Reith, Presbyterian Evangelical church pastors, faced espionage and other charges.
(RNS) Africa’s newest nation descended into chaos in December 2013 after a dispute in the ruling party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.
(RNS) Motivated by tribal wars, the violence in South Sudan has pitted government troops from President Salva Kiir's Dinka tribe and rebels from rival Riek Machar’s Nuer tribe.
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