by John Lindner
If you read yesterday’s Sudan blog post, you know that, in a shocking development, I was sent to report on CRS peacebuilding work in southern Sudan. The rest of this week, I’m going to write about the looming crisis in southern Sudan and CRS’ novel response.
That response can best be summed up this way: We’re making an emergency appeal for prayer, money and advocacy … before the emergency happens.
We are, moreover, making an appeal for prayer, money and advocacy for an emergency we hope does not happen.
We are appealing for prayer, money and advocacy to help the Church in southern Sudan prevent a truly appalling disaster.
If you follow the posts and stories on southern Sudan over the next few weeks, you’ll begin to see a picture of what many at CRS believe is the future of emergency response: peacebuilding.
Our Sudan appeal is a tough order for supporters: Help with a response that few understand, to deal with an emergency that hasn’t happened.
In the next few days, I’ll discuss the enormous forces bearing down on southern Sudan. The following week, I’ll write about this thing called “peacebuilding.” The week after — that’s a surprise, for now. (At least, I was surprised.)
CRS web managing editor John Lindner traveled to southern Sudan to report on peacebuilding. This is the first of a set of posts on the work the Church and CRS are doing in southern Sudan.
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