Why South Sudan Clergy embraced, invited Acholi comrades



By Rackara Emmanuel

Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative (ARLPI) with its pro-active response towards ending the more than 20 years of insurgency in northen part of Uganda has satisfied, and convinced their colleagues in God’s Ministry from South Sudan.

Their efforts, dedication and sacrifices has attracted interest from Inter Religious Council of Eastern Equatoria in the Republic of South Sudan.

The South Sudan Men of God now wants them to fly to share their experiences on the dedicated, yet delicate works they did to end the war in northern Uganda, and in bringing peace in other parts of Uganda.


The invitation profoudly stands with a theme: “Amazing Impact of Unity of Religious Leaders”.


According to Rt. Rev. Nelson Onono-Onweng, the chairman ARLPI, the objective of the invitation is to bring together religious leaders to share experiences of interfaith cooperation and formally establish a cooperation between ARLPI and Inter-Religious Council of Eastern Equatorial.


“We are hopful that the meeting will give insight to religious leaders of Eastern Equatorial on how they can contribute to end the current conflict in South Sudan and how they can help the internally displaced people and refugees of South Sudan,” he added.


He further adds that the agenda shall establish a working  relationship with the religious leaders of South Sudan to jointly contribute towards bringing a peaceful end to the conflict.


ARLPI is an interfaith peace building and conflict transformation organisation that was formed in 1997 and inaugurated in February 1998 to provide a proactive response to the conflict in Northern Uganda.


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