Foreign Influence fanning crisis: Religious Leaders

By, Mach Samuel Peter,

Citizen News

The Bishop of Ayod Diocese, Rt. Rev. Thomas Tut (Photo: supplied)

The Bishop of Ayod Diocese, Rt. Rev. Thomas Tut (Photo: supplied)

April 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Foreign influence from people is fanning the flames of the crisis in the country, religious leaders in Jonglei state said. The Bishop of Ayod Diocese, Rt. Rev. Thomas Tut and Bishop of Duk, Rt. Rev. Daniel Deng warned in a joint statement after prayer at Bor Diocesan headquarters in Bor on Sunday that there are outside forces investing in the crisis who wish not to see the end of it.

“It is a conflict with outside influence that is bringing confusion in our country,” Tut said. “The war that started as a misunderstanding within the ruling SPLM has become an investment for neighboring nations,” he added.

Tut urged the two warring parties to come together in the next round of IGAD Plus peace talks and reach an agreement for peace in the country. “Sign it, no matter who take what. Bringing peace is a matter of compromise. It is give –and-take nobody can say will win everything,” Tut added.

Tut, said peace will come when communities realized that there is need for togetherness and unity, and those who committed atrocities to publicly apologize for tangible peace to be realized. He said the conflict has affected the spreading of the word of God because there is limitation of gospel from one community to another. “It affected the church because many people died for example pastors were killed in Juba, Bor and Malakal,” Tut said.

The Bishop of Duk Diocese, Rt. Rev. Daniel Deng for his part said the church is longing for peace without conditions. “And that peace we need is true peace without interest,” he said. “This nation is very expensive for us to get independent in 2011, our flag is very expensive, 2.5 million lives perished so there is no way we can turn back on one another and destroy our own country,” Bishop Deng said. Like Tut, Deng urged the two parties to come together in the next round of talks and agree on any proposal that brings peace to the country.

  6 comments for “Foreign Influence fanning crisis: Religious Leaders

  1. Riek Koang
    April 25, 2015 at 6:39 am

    You are right Horn. Bishop, Peace will only come when we the ordinary citizens and youths realise that the politicians are using us as their own properties for their power hungriness, Salva and Riek are finshing our young able youths who are capable of defending this nation from external aggression, they are using the poor youths as sticks or firewoods for cooking their Presidential meals and aspiration.


    • April 25, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Dr.Riek Machar is no longer,he can not speak again unless they open his brain and pour the words into his head.


    • Diang Bol
      April 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Well, I ‘m totally disagree and dismissed the Rev. Tut’s calls as his third time in my note through his thoughtless peace between Ghol Dinka and Gawaar Nuer communities that we have no nothing on to do with that baseless needs of peace. These two community have been quiet and no any problem and accepted Juba’s killers whose were made in Juba by wishing more bloodshed to our people. Also, I ‘m here to remind publics with these secret business men/women special Nuer that we have note for their restorable as documented to putting themselves into process of peace mobilizing while our fellows has an indirectly received, in order to have pockets money and go to survive. These wishes less has reached now a zero support less behind of Salva Kiir’s supporters among Gawaar Nuer and to entire Nuer as an efforts that they’ve in their owned personnel. Today is April 25, 2015 In his third time calls to peace to posted himself to media on the “Facebook” networks by mobilizing us within pictures and written some fake story that people to seeks help to the people in which the government’s witness them with orbiter politics. I am here confront you please you don’t bothering us as I knew more in and outside wherever, Daniel Bul Deng’s unreligious do as a fake believer that has no merry in peace to people of South Sudanese. Indeed ours has nothing as intension since the war was an erupted in South Sudan’s capital Juba they were in lovely peace without your fake peace. Jamogh section or Bhang sub clans among Gawaar have no problem with Ghol Dinka in their neighbours Territories, and no thanks! Diang Bol Dual


  2. April 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    That’s logic religious expression Rev . Thomas


  3. April 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

    You are very right Pastor, fruitful peace is the only solution


  4. Diang Bol Dual
    April 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

    “Today’s April 26, 2015, I have been call on how the cause of peace process is working through the Rev.Thomas Tut ‘s handless mobilized indirectly to our entire communities both ( Ghol Dinka and Gawaar Nuer) it has been just a tools of what it’s in his mindset by siding government politics in firm. Folks, without well reforming to those then there will be a hate bone within us as community. I am sure that, Rev. Tut will hear and would putting his footstep on carefully as our neighbouring town, otherwise. Therefore, Ghol Dinka and Gawaar Nuer communities has been works so hard to prevent their territories secure. Our borders is not just a border of unreligious that compare being, but its was demarcate borders through chief-kingdom, traditions and cultural led and not a Bible’s unreligious of tried that has disturbing peace between us.


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