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South Sudan: Past the hurt

- 12/02/14  

South Sudan: Moving past the hurt

"Many of our friends and relatives have been killed in this war," Bishop Joseph Garang Atem of South Sudan told me.  "If we dwell on the hurts of the past, we’ll never get anywhere. We’ll never build up our new country." 

Longing to see reconciliation in his conflicted nation, Bishop Joseph has decided to write a book on forgiveness, drawing from the teachings in Philemon. When I first met him, Bishop Joseph wasn’t thinking of writing a book himself.

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