South Sudan: RJMEC convenes workshop for faith-based leadersxalid 18
July 2, 2019 (JUBA) - The Reconstituted Joint and Monitoring Analysis Fee (RJMEC) in collaboration with inter-faith leaders in South Sudan have convened a three-day workshop within the capital, Juba.
- JMEC Chief of Employees Ambassador Berhanu Kebede in the course of the opening of instructor's workshop in Juba, Thursday, April 19, 2018 (JMEC photograph)
The workshop, RJMEC stated in a press release prolonged to Sudan Tribune, primarily aimed toward updating the spiritual leaders drawn from totally different denominations, on the peace deal and progress made in its implementation.
As well as, it additional noticed, the workshop is predicted to spotlight the roles the religion leaders can play within the implementation of the peace settlement.
In his opening remarks on Tuesday, RJMEC Chief of Employees, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede stated: “In each society, faith advocates for love, which transcends race, class and nationality. This cardinal principal is essential to each peace course of, particularly in context like South Sudan that's rising from many years of battle.”
He added, “All of you (spiritual leaders) take pleasure in a excessive ethical floor and acceptance with the native and worldwide communities. These positions that you simply maintain, allow you to form attitudes, opinions of your members as they acknowledge and belief you".
Kabede urged leaders to “proceed to be a light-weight within the lives of the tens of millions of South Sudanese who're wanting as much as you for steerage and knowledge on the peace course of.”
He stated the peace monitoring physique “is optimistic that the individuals of South Sudan will surmount these hurdles and make sure that the nation will get again on its ft once more.”
“We urge you to say no to those that are bent on undermining the peace course of by partaking in hate propaganda and inciting violence. Your presence in cities and rural areas gives you a chance to face for peace and silence people who search to undermine it,” he concluded.
RJMEC was established underneath the phrases of the revitalised peace settlement to supervise the implementation of the deal signed in September final yr.
In Might, South Sudan's rival events agreed on a six-month extension to implement subsequent steps within the fragile peace settlement. The extension got here after the nation's most important opposition group threatened to boycott formation of a unity authorities on Might 12.