AFRECS: American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan

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Annual Conference, AFRECS

BUILDING BRIDGES OF RECONCILIATION
 

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE SUDANS (AFRECS)
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
OCTOBER 21-23, 2016


“We need constructive support from our Sudanese brothers and sisters outside the country as we seek to
restore peace and rebuild trust in South Sudan.”
-- Rev. Peter Gai, Chairman, South Sudan Council of Churches
 

Conference Goals:

  1. Explore Opportunities to support the Diaspora in North America in its
    efforts for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan.
  2. Explore ways the friendship of North Americans can contribute to
    peacemaking in South Sudan and Sudan.

Distinguished Guest Speakers and workshop leaders: (Tentative)

  1. Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul; The Episcopal Church in South Sudan
    and Sudan.
  2. Bishop Samuel Enosa Peni; Diocese of Nzara, South Sudan and
    Chairperson of the Joint Peace and Reconciliation Commission of The
    Episcopal Church in South Sudan and Sudan.
  3. Congressman Jim Leach; Congressman from Iowa, 1977-2007, and
    Retired Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  4. Dr. Dane Smith; Adjunct Professor, School of International Service,
    American University, Washington DC and Former Senior Advisor in the
    Office of the US Special Envoy for Darfur and Deputy Chief of Mission in
    Sudan as well as Ambassador to Guinea and Senegal.
  5. The Rev. Canon Angela S. Ifill, Missioner, Black Ministries, The
    Episcopal Church (U.S.)
     

Conference Location: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1020-24th St., West Des Moines, IA

 

For more information contact AFRECS at info@afrecs.org