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Sowing the seeds of peace in South Sudan

Thomas Baldwin reports on the man-made crisis which has led to famine in the world's newest country – and of the seeds of hope being planted for the future by the Church of Scotland.

ON Monday February 20, the UN declared a famine in parts of Unity State, in the world’s newest country of South Sudan. Aid charities, issuing the distressingly-familiar disaster appeals, warned that 100,000 people are facing starvation in Unity, and a further million people are classified as being ‘on the brink of famine’.

This famine has not sprung from an ‘act of God’ – extreme weather or natural disaster – but from three years of escalating conflict between supporters of the President Salva Kiir, and former Vice President Riek Machar. More than three million people – a quarter of the population – have been displaced, many have fled to neighbouring countries, and the economy has collapsed.

“The famine is man-made,” says Jennie Chinembiri, Africa and Caribbean Secretary for the World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland.

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The month of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be almost upon us as this issue reaches our readers. Reports will be debated and pronouncements made on a wide range of issues. One thing will be evident: the wind of change will begin to blow over the shape of the Church. After a series of roadshows over the length and breadth of the land from London to Lerwick the feedback on the future of the Church is being carefully analysed and considered.