Reconciliation in the Sudans by Stein Erik HorjenReconciliation in the Sudans by Stein Erik Horjen

Reconciliation in the Sudans

byStein Erik Horjen

Hardcover | June 8, 2016

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In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the longest civil war in African history. Stein Erik Horjen argues that although this second civil war was not a religious one, religion still played an important role in the conflict. Ensuring freedom of religion was a high priority for the SPLM and for the Sudanese churches, which were instrumental in preparing the ground for the 2005 agreement in the same way they had been in facilitating the Addis Ababa Peace Agreement in 1972.
Focusing on the pivotal role of the Sudanese churches through a grassroots peace process called People to People, Horjen examines the churches’ work in ensuring the success of the peace talks between the SPLM and the government sealed by the 2005 Peace Agreement. Taking up the role as the voice of the voiceless, the Sudanese churches challenged and criticized the military and political leaders in regards to abuses of power.
In Reconciliation in the Sudans, Horjen details the tremendous suffering of the people during recurrent conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. Understanding the history will allow the reader contextual insight into the latest conflict that erupted in South Sudan in 2013. The failure of including mechanisms for reconciliation in the CPA can be considered a main reason for this latest war.
As Special Advisor on Peace and Reconciliation at Norwegian Church Aid, Stein Erik Horjen has been immersed in Sudanese studies since the late nineties. In 2006, he began working for the Norwegian Government as a Development Advisor and later as a diplomat in Khartoum, Juba, and Nairobi. Horjen has a master’s in theology from the Unive...
Title:Reconciliation in the SudansFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:June 8, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:143313327X

ISBN - 13:9781433133275


Table of Contents

Contents: Translator’s Note – Sunday Morning in the Cathedral – The People Along the Nile – The War No One Would Win – Religion in Conflict – Interfaith Dialogue – Suffering and God – Sudanese Christianity Since the Time of the Apostles – Peace in Addis – A People Divided by War – Peace Initiatives – One Voice – Kejiko – Wunlit – New Power Struggle in the SPLM/A – Kisumu – Sudan Ecumenical Forum – Let My People Choose! – Entebbe Talks – Comprehensive Peace Processes? – Methods – Back in Juba – The Long Road to Peace.